New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA)

Our Mission

The mission of the NJAA is to promote audiology as the primary profession in New Jersey for the delivery of hearing and balance care and to facilitate the ability of our members to identify, diagnose, treat, and prevent hearing and balance disorders through professional education, public awareness, and research initiatives.

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News/Announcements

The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019

"On July 25, 2019, U.S. Representatives Tom Rice (R-SC), Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Brad Schneider (D-IL), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), and Lisa Blunt-Rochester (D-DE) introduced this important legislation to enhance benefits for Medicare beneficiaries needing hearing health and balance care by providing them with critical direct access to both diagnostic and therapeutic services of audiologists.

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have endorsed this bill and are working closely together to seek additional co-sponsors in the House and to advance a Senate companion bill soon to be introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rand Paul (R-KY).  The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) has also endorsed the bill.  

The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019 will remove unnecessary barriers to access and streamline Medicare coverage policies for audiologists to provide the full range of Medicare-covered diagnostic and treatment services that correspond to their scope of practice. The legislation would also reclassify audiologists as practitioners (how Medicare currently recognizes clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and advanced practice registered nurses).  We are attaching an issue brief on the bill to explain the key provisions, and you may want to track the bill progress via the Congressional site for federal legislation."



Upcoming Meetings

New Jersey Academy of Audiology

September 27, 2019

Delta Hotels by Marriott Woodbridge

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

November 21-23, 2019

Orlando, FL

Association for Research in Otolaryngology

January 24 – 29, 2020

San Jose McEnery Convention Center CA

American Auditory Society

March 5 -7, 2020

Scottsdale, AZ

American Academy of Audiology

April 1 - 4 2020

New Orleans, LA

New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association

April 23 – 24 2020

Ocean Place Resort & Spa
Long Branch, NJ



Who We Are

Founded in 1992, the NJAA has served as a resource for professional and consumers in New Jersey. As audiologists we are professionals who use all of the tools at our disposal to identify and treat hearing, balance, tinnitus and other auditory disorders in individuals across the lifespan.

Board of Directors

President - Donna Goione-Merchant, AuD
Past-President - Janet Koehnke, PhD
Vice President for Education - Faith Mogila, ScD
Vice President for Professional Affairs, Robert Woods, PhD
Vice President for Membership - Alex Malyarovich, ScD
Vice President for Communication - Ann Marie Olson, ScD
Secretary - Michelle Niedleman-Kennedy, AuD
Treasurer - Joan Besing, PhD

Why Become a Member

As a member of NJAA you will have access to:

  • Reduced registration fees at Continuing Education Events and the Annual NJAA Conference. The Conference is an exceptional continuing education opportunity that brings in outstanding and well-respected speakers and researchers in our field.
  • Professional leadership opportunities on NJAA committees.
  • Access to the Member’s Only Area of the NJAA Website
  • Access to the membership directory as well as networking opportunities with fellow audiologists throughout New Jersey.
  • Access to legislative updates for both state and national issues.
  • Access to the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association Conference at member rates


The New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA) is dedicated to promoting the public good by fostering the growth, development, recognition, and status of the profession of Audiology and its members. NJAA is a 501c(6) professional, non-profit organization.

Contact us: NJAA
1515 Broad St., Bldg B, 
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
e-mail: newjerseyaudiology@gmail.com     



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