Conventions and Events

2017 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 5-6, 2017!


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

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 5-6, 2017


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 1, 2017.

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.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

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

Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • 7:30-8:30             Breakfast and Registration (Sponsored by Phonak)
  • 8:00- 10:00          2017 Update: Alabama Rehabilitation. Services and Who is a Candidate; Kelly Kovach, Au.D./Rebecca Blankenhorn, Au.D.(2.0 CEU’s)            
  • 10:15-10:45         Starkey (Tech Forum) (.5 CEU’s)
  • 10:45-11:00         Break
  • 11:00-12:00         Diagnostic Technology Update Greg Ollick, Sr., Senior Director Med-Acoustics (1 CEU)

12:00-1:00           Lunch (Sponsored by Starkey)

  • 1:00- 4:00            Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus, Robert DeSorgra, Au.D. (Tier 1) 3 CEU’s                                                                           
  • 5:00-6:30             President’s Reception/Silent Auction (Sponsored by Med-Acoustics)


Friday, October 6, 2017

  • 7:30-8:30              Breakfast (Sponsored by CaptionCall/Cochlear)

Tech Forum: (3.5 CEU’s)

  • 8:00-8:35              Signa
  • 8:40-9:15              Cochlear America
  • 9:20–9:55             Phonak
  • 10:00-10:35          Advanced Bionics
  • 10:40-11:15          Oticon
  • 11:20-11:55          Widex

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Sponsored by Oticon)

  • 1:00-4:00 The Impact of Hearing Aid Features on Patient Cognition/Processing;  James Martin, Au.D.  (Tier 1) 3 CEU’s

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.