Recent Events

2016 Spring CE Event

An Overview Guide to a Successful Practice: What Every Audiologist Should Know!

On Friday May 6, 2016, John Greer Clark, Ph.D., faculty member from the University of Cincinnati spoke on management of an audiology private practice. Dr. Clark’s presentation covered topics supportive of the success of any audiology employment setting.

2016 Legislative Reception

On April 5, 2016, The Ohio Speech and Hearing Governmental Affairs Coalition (OSH GAC) celebrated their 28th anniversary of hosting a legislative event at the Ohio State House Atrium in Columbus, Ohio.

OSH GAC, founded in 1982, is a coalition of Ohio speech and hearing professional organizations including the Ohio Academy of Audiology, the Ohio Council of Speech and Hearing Administrators, the Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association and the Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition.

For 22 years, OSH GAC hosted an annual Legislative Breakfast; however, for the past five years the event was moved to an evening reception to foster increased attendance by speech-language pathology and audiology professionals from across the state.

Colleagues who attended this year’s event were very engaged and our legislators had opportunities to hear about a number of issues affecting the professions including sales of internet hearing aids, need for funding for families with children with hearing loss, school staffing issues and Medicaid Reimbursement.

The legislative reception also provides an opportunity for OSH GAC to recognize a legislator who supports issues that directly affect the professions of audiology and speech language pathology and consumers with hearing loss and communicative disorders. We were pleased to honor Representative Tim Brown as the 2016 OSH GAC Legislator of the Year.

Representative Brown supported HB 98, which names May 14th as Childhood Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day in Ohio.

We applaud Representative Brown in recognition of this important piece of legislation which will bring awareness of this disorder to the people of Ohio.

OSH GAC is currently in the planning stages for a legislative event in 2017, date TBD.

The membership will be alerted as soon as more details are confirmed.

Your participation is necessary in order to affect policy changes in the state of Ohio.
OSH GAC extends our thanks to Oticon, Inc. for their continued sponsorship of this event and our colleagues who attended the reception and helped make this a successful event.