OAA MEMBERSHIP

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Ohio Academy of Audiology!

What is the cost for membership to the Ohio Academy of Audiology?

  • Fellows: Audiologists who possess a graduate degree in Audiology from a regionally accredited academic institution and are currently licensed to practice audiology and resides in or practices Audiology in the State of Ohio have the option for a 1 year membership (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) for $80.00 or a 2 year membership (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020) for $130.00
  • New Graduates have a complimentary 1 year membership for immediately following graduation from a residential audiology program (Au.D. or Ph.D.)
  • Students have a complimentary Associate Membership while actively pursuing a graduate degree in audiology in a full-time residential Doctor of Audiology program in the State of Ohio

 

What are the benefits of being a member of OAA?

We understand that when you choose membership in any organization you expect value for your dollars. Being a member of OAA will provide you with:

  • Opportunity to provide leadership to our profession: working with and networking with colleagues throughout the state of Ohio.
  • Reduced registration fees at Continuing Education Events and the Biennial Ohio Audiology Conference (OAC). The OAC is an exceptional continuing education that brings in outstanding and well-respected speakers and researchers in our field.
  • Access to the Member’s Only Area of the OAA Website
  • Registration of your practice on the ‘Find an Audiologist’ search engine on the OAA website. We are actively advertising this feature to physicians, potential patients, and allied healthcare providers as part of our ongoing outreach networks. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for free advertisement of your practice!
  • Access to the Newsletter ‘Sounding BOARD’ and its archives.
  • Access to the membership directory as well as networking opportunities with fellow audiologists throughout the state.
  • Access to legislative updates for both state and national issues.
  • Finally, the benefits  of  OAA  membership  go  well  beyond  those  tangibles listed. Membership  contributes  to  your  personal  growth  and  professional  membership  allows  you  to  be  a  part  of  the  growing  “Audiology  Family”  in  Ohio

 

What does OAA due with my membership dues?

It is important for you to understand where membership dues are being spent. OAA dues are critical in the support of:

  • Support for legislative representation in Columbus: Our lobbyist Governmental Policy Group. THIS SUPPORT IS CRITICAL to our professional future!
  • Support for legislative outreach events such as the annual Legislative Reception
  • Support for continuing education opportunities (Annual CE Events and Biennial Ohio Audiology Conference)
  • Support for routine outreach efforts to the public, physicians, and allied health providers to educate about What Audiology Is, What Audiologists Do, When to Refer to an Audiologist, etc
  • Support for the publication of the Ohio Academy’s newsletter “Sounding BOARD”
  • Support for maintenance and updating of the official website

 

How do I sign up?

We thought you would never ask! Just click on the Membership Application (include hyperlink) to sign up today. Welcome aboard! Please contact Jodi Baxter, AuD at baxter.216@osu.edu if you have any specific questions about OAA membership.

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