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.
New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2021 NJSHA Annual Convention
April 28 - May 1, 2021
NJSHA Annual Convention is Going Virtual!
Join us for the NJSHA Annual Convention!
Reduced rates available for NJAA members.
Don't miss the following session which are part of our Audiology Track:
ASHA and AAA Continuing Education Credit available.
Check out the Convention At-A-Glance, a guide to easily see all the sessions, tracks and schedule - https://www.njsha.org/pdfs/conv-glance-21.pdf. Full session abstracts available on the NJSHA website.
Live sessions, on-demand sessions, poster presentations, awards ceremony, membership meeting...all are available with your Convention registration.
LIVE Session Times:
And if you miss any of the live sessions, or if there are two sessions you would like to attend that occur at the same time there is no problem! Many of the live sessions will be recorded and available for all Convention attendees to watch on-demand May 3 - 17. Make sure to look for the LIVE and ON-DEMAND indicators on the website to know which sessions will be available.
Additionally, you will still be able to hear about new research through our pre-recorded professional and student poster presentations.
Learn more and register today at:
Induction Loop Legislation
Induction Loop Legislation #A5464 has been introduced in the NJ Assembly and is currently in the Assembly Housing Committee. To move this legislation along, HLAA-NJ needs you to write to this committee's members urging them to consider this bill and recommend that it be moved out of committee. Please feel free to create your own letter or use the sample letters linked below. The HLAA-NJ requests that they be copied on any letters that are sent (INFO@HEARINGLOSS-NJ.ORG) For more information about Induction Loops, see the HLAA website.
The committee members are:
Update: The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee met on January 21, 2021. During the meeting it was reported that the regulation implementing the Audiology Single Law is moving along in the administrative review process. It was moved out of the Director’s Office in Consumer Affairs on January 12 and is now in regulatory review.
The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee met on December 10, 2020. The good news that was discussed at the meeting is that the Committee received only two comments; both of which were positive and in support. This means that there will not be any changes or delays. However, at the meeting the regulatory analyst for the Committee indicated that the language needs to be reviewed yet again by the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Office of Administrative Law, the Attorney General’s office and Governor’s Counsel. This review will require many attorneys to be involved in this process as it proceeds to publication for final adoption. Unfortunately the analyst indicated that this process will require a minimum of six months before the final rules are adopted and published in the New Jersey Register. Once published in the New Jersey Register audiologists will be authorized to dispense hearing aids without the additional hearing aid dispensing license.
Given this information, the New Jersey Academy of Audiology recommends that those audiologists who dispense hearing aids renew their hearing aid dispenser license before the expiration date of the license.
Message from the President
Alot has changed in the past few weeks. The Corona Virus has affected our lives and audiology practices. Below are reliable health resources pertaining to protective measures and updates. NJAA is here to support our members in this evolving landscape.
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
Why Become a Member
As a member of NJAA you will have access to: