"Ask Me About Audiology" Campaign
In celebration of October being National Audiology Awareness Month, the SAA is challenging all SAA chapters to advocate for audiology by participating in our “Ask Me About Audiology” Campaign (AMAA) on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Participating is easy and below are a few resources to guide you through this exciting event.
Over 5,000 earplugs have been distributed to 26 SAA Chapters across the nation in preparation for this event! A special thank you goes out to Oaktree Products, Inc. for generously providing complimentary earplugs to encourage participation.
Also available for use is the Academy's Myths vs. Facts about Hearing Loss Poster regarding the effects of hearing loss, funded by a charitable donation from HyperSound Hearing Solutions to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. In addition, the Academy has a variety of quick fact sheets on several audiology-related topics that are available for download on their website here, and the national SAA created a list of possible venues accessible here. Need more? Check out this "Ask An Audiologist" resource. Simply print the front side and back side in a business card template and you'll instantly have a portable resource for the consumer to take with them.
The SAA will be adding and updating other advocacy resources throughout the year. Continue to visit the SAA website regularly to see what is new under Advocacy Tools.
On the day of the “Ask Me About Audiology” Campaign, gather members of your SAA Chapter, wear the color FOREST GREEN, and get out into your local community. Some great areas to consider are town centers, local parks, outdoor markets, county fairs, health fairs, sporting events, etc. We hope you’re as excited and eager to participate in this event as we are and ask that you please send any pictures, comments, questions, or concerns regarding your chapter’s experience with the AMAA to Hanna Sawher, SAA Public Outreach Committee Chair.
Again, thank you Oaktree Products, Inc. for your in-kind donation support of the 2017 SAA "Ask Me About Audiology" Campaign!