Conventions and Events

2018 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 September 27,-28, 2018!


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 2018
Group Code: AAA
Check-in: 27-SEP-2018
Check-out: 28-SEP-2018

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!


September 27-28, 2018


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 TBA.

$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.

2018 Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

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

Thursday Sept. 27th

  • 7:30-8:30 Open Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30-12:15 Manufacturers Tech Forum (4 CEU’s)
  • 8:00-8:45 – Tech Slot 1 – Starkey
  • 9:00-9:45 – Tech Slot 2 – Oticon
  • 10:00-10:45 – Tech Slot 3 – Widex
  • 11:00-11:45 – Tech slot 4 – Cochlear Americas
  • 12:00-12:45 – Med-Acoustics
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-4:00 Session I Linda Hood (Neural Hearing Loss and Audiometric Mismatch; The Accurate Diagnosis and Management in Auditory Neuropathy and Other Populations)
  • 4:30-6:00 President’s Welcome Reception and Silent Auction

Friday Sept. 28th

  • 7:30-8:30 – Open Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00-8:45 – Tech Slot 5 – Phonak
  • 9:00- 12:00 – Session II Richard Roberts (Integration of Vestibular Test Results to Improve Differential Diagnosis)
  • 12:00-12:45 – Lunch
  • 12:30-1:15 – Tech Slot 6 – Advanced Bionics
  • 1:30-2:15 – Tech Slot 7 – Audiology Systems
  • 2:30-5:00 – Session III  Dr. Jeanette Fitzke (Taking Fittings From Good To Best… Implementing Best Practices To Ensure Best Outcomes)

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.