Conventions and Events

2019 ALAA Convention

The date has been set for this years ALAA Convention at the beautiful Hilton Sandestin Resort. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the ALAA Convention October 17-18, 2019!


Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 South Sandestin Boulevard
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Phone: 850-267-9600

Use our special ALAA attendees reservation link below to make sure your room is reserved with other attendees!

Hilton ALAA Reservation link

Group Name: Alabama Academy of Audiology 2019
Group Code: AAA
Check-in: October 17, 2019
Check-out: October 18, 2019

When calling the Hilton Sandestin to reserve a room use the code AAA or mention the Alabama Academy of Audiology for a reduced room rate!


October 17-18, 2019


We have lined up a fantastic list of speakers for this year’s conference.  Confirmed sponsors: TBA


$285 Registration per attendee ($275.00 plus internet processing fees). Early registration deadline is September 30, 2019.

$10.00 discount offered for all ABESPA members.

ALAA annual membership is included with full convention registration! ($40 value)

Click here to register.

If you do not wish to register online, you can mail your registration forms to Dr. Britiany Pierson 1846 Edgehill Drive, Hueytown, AL. 35023.

You may download the form here.

2019 Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

All sessions have been approved for continuing education hours (CEU’s) by the American Academy of Audiology.


Registration/Breakfast   7:15-8:15

  • Tech Slot #1 (Cochlear)              8:00-8:45
  • Tech Slot #2 (Starkey)                9:00-9:45
  • Tech Slot #3 (Widex)                 10:00-10:45
  • Tech Slot #4 (Med-Acoustics)   11:00-11:45

 LUNCH                                11:45-12:45

  • Tech Slot #5 (Captel)                11:50-12:35
  • Tech Slot #6 (Phonak)              12:40-1:25
  • SESSION 1                                   1:30-4:30         Dr. Lindsey Jorgensen (Pathways to Amplification: The Role of OTC Hearing Aids in Clinical Settings) (Incorporating Telehealth in Your Clinic: Meeting The Patients Where They Are – Literally!!!)
Lindsey Jorgensen is an Associate Professor at the University of South Dakota and is a Research Audiologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is also a clinical supervisor and has a research interest in the interaction between cognition and cognitive changes, hearing loss and hearing assistive technology.
  • President’s Reception/Silent Auction    5:00-6:00


Breakfast/Late Registration  7:15-8:15

  • SESSION 2                          8:30-11:30         Dr. Richard Gans (Vestibular Session/TBA) 
  • Tech Slot #7 (Oticon)       11:30-12:15 

 Lunch                                    12:15-1:00

  • SESSION 3                          1:00-4:00            Dr. James Martin and co-presenter Dr. Wendy Switalski. (The Application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Today’s Hearing Aids) (How to apply it with Best Hearing Aid Verification and Practices)

 Conference Adjourns

Adjourn   (Many thanks for your participation and continued support of ALAA. Hope to see everyone back next year)

Convention Ends

The Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) is a proud sponsor of the ALAA Convention

Disclaimer: The ABESPA does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.