Humanitarian

Humanitarian

COVID-19: We're Here for You

The Student Academy of Audiology is proud to partner with the Student Academy of Doctors of Audiology (SADA) to support audiology students during this time of uncertainty in the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the coming weeks, additional information will be provided about accessing educational, mental health, and clinical resources during this time. Stay tuned for more resources on:

  • Academic resources
  • Mental Health tools
  • Clinical support (including information on licensure and starting externships)

Get Involved in Community Outreach
The upcoming year presents us with a great opportunity to continue service project traditions and collaborate with organizations for chapters to participate in community outreach.

HEARoes for a Day
HEARoes for a Day is an opportunity for audiology students to get involved in humanitarian service. This year, the call for action coincides with National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2019. We encourage our members and chapters to reach out to their surrounding communities and offer humanitarian-based services outside of audiology by creating a local event or joining/hosting a regional event. Need inspiration? Peruse our Program Ideas Bank or email the SAA Humanitarian Committee.  

Humanitarian Spotlight
Each year, the SAA Humanitarian Committee recognizes one SAA member nominated by their peers in the Humanitarian Member Spotlight. The purpose of the Spotlight is to recognize the amazing humanitarian work that is done by SAA members and to inspire chapters and members to actively participate in humanitarian audiology. 

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Humanitarian Spotlight Recipient, Sarah Beatty!

Red Bird Clinic
Each Spring, the SAA coordinates a humanitarian trip to Red Bird Clinic. Located in the southeastern corner of Kentucky, Red Bird Clinic provides much needed clinical services to the surrounding rural population including medical, dentistry, and hearing healthcare.

SAA Humanitarian Month/World Hearing Day
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, the 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.

Special Olympics Healthy Hearing
Special Olympics is the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, providing free health screenings and health information to Special Olympics athletes at local, regional, and world games. Volunteers at Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (SOHH) events perform hearing screenings on the Special Olympics athletes, educate the athletes about their hearing, and make medical referrals when appropriate.