"Ask Me About Audiology" Campaign (AMAA)
In celebration of October being National Audiology Awareness Month (NAAM) and October 28 being National Make a Difference Day, we’re challenging you to advocate for audiology by participating in our “Ask Me About Audiology” Campaign on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in YOUR local community. On the day of the AMAA Campaign, gather members of your local SAA Chapter, wear the color forest green, and get out into your local communities. Some great areas to target are town centers, local parks, outdoor markets, county fairs, health fairs, sporting events, etc. Encourage members of the public to ask questions or share their own personal experiences with hearing loss. The overarching goal is to raise awareness for the profession of audiology and do so on both a united local and national level. Lastly, be sure to send pictures and/or reflections about your chapter's experiences participating in the event to the Hanna Sawher, SAA Public Outreach Committee Chair.
Auction 4 Audiology
All SAA chapters are encouraged to participate in this annual fundraiser by donating an item to the silent auction. Proceeds from the items donated by SAA chapters go towards student scholarships and grants funded by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. These scholarships and grants support students around the country by funding their research, academic, and clinical endeavors.
High 5 for Foundation
In honor of National Philanthropy Day, the SAA Fundraising Committee created the High-5 Fundraiser to support student initiatives. We are asking each SAA Chapter to find five supporters (anyone can participate) to each donate $5 to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation from October 11-November 11. We challenge each chapter to take pictures of their supporters to showcase your chapter’s participation on the SAA Facebook and Twitter. Let's work together to make the 2017 High-5 Fundraiser an amazing second year!
National Day At Your State Capitol Day (NDAYSCD)
Every year between January and May, state legislators convene in their corresponding state's capitol to participate in the process of lawmaking known as legislative sessions. During this time, members of the public are welcomed and encouraged to reserve space within their state's capitol to converse with their state legislators about issues that they are most passionate about and/or directly affect their quality of life, whether on a personal, professional, or global level. This is where YOU come in! The SAA Public Outreach Committee is challenging you to take advocacy to the next level in your own state and allow your voice to be heard where it matters most - upon the ears of your state's legislators! We have provided training sessions, how-to documents, and many resources for your chapter on the SAA’s website. National Day At Your State Capitol Day will be held on April 6, 2018.
SAA Conference Video Rally
Is your chapter attending the 2018 SAA Conference in Nashville? Get pepped up for the conference by submitting a video or picture in the SAA Video Rally! Participate by submitting a video or picture of your chapter to be featured on the national SAA website. All you need to do is submit a video (or picture) of your chapter introducing the name of your university and one of the following phrases:
- See you at the 2018 SAA Conference!
- We’ll be at the SAA Conference, will you?
- Hope to see you there!
- Meet you in Nashville
- Come join us in Nashville or
- Any other creative ideas you have!
All video and picture submissions are due March 1, 2018 to Daniel Romero, SAA Conference Subcommittee Chair. Submissions should be in one of the following formats: jpg, jpeg, png, mov, m4v, mpeg-4, tif. Participating in the SAA Video Rally will allow you to show school and SAA spirit, while getting your members excited about the 6th Annual SAA conference. Be creative!
SAA Humanitarian Month
Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Hearing Day is held annually on March 3 after being introduced at the First International Conference on Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impairment in 2007. Each year, WHO and other international and local organizations carry out ear- and auditory perception-related activities and events to promote hearing health and care around the world. The SAA wants to get involved and do their part to promote WHO’s initiative - click the header to find out more information.
Special Olympics Healthy Hearing
Special Olympics is the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics provides free health screenings and information to Special Olympics athletes at local, regional, and world games. One of the health screening programs provided by Special Olympics is called Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH), which provides free hearing screenings, education about hearing and hearing loss, and medical referrals. SAA members are encouraged to volunteer with SOHH by connecting with their Healthy Hearing Clinical Directors in their states. Click the header to find your respective local Special Olympics program.
SOHH Supply Drive
The national SAA is teaming up with SOHH for a special service project in order to gather some of the supplies needed to screen and care for the SOHH athletes in our first ever SOHH Supply Drive. Some of the supplies needed may include gloves, hand sanitizer, and hearing aid repair supplies. The supply drive will allow volunteers to screen and treat more athletes and provide SAA chapters with a meaningful service project.