The 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 members are professional audiologists who are university trained and licensed to practice audiology within the State of New Jersey. You can find an audiologist in New Jersey by clicking on the map on the right.
NJ & FDA Medical Waiver
On December 7, 2016 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a process to facilitate the availability of over the counter hearing aids, similar to how consumers can now buy simple corrective lenses over the counter. As a first step, the FDA has announced that it does not intend to enforce the requirement for American adults to get a medical evaluation or sign a waiver before obtaining most hearing aids. It appears, however, that this decision may be regulated by each state. In NJ, we need to wait until the NJ Hearing Aid Dispensers Examining Committee (HADEC) deliberates and issues an announcement regarding the medical evaluation/waiver issue. Until then, dispensing audiologists should continue to obtain medical evaluations or waivers for their adult hearing aid users.
DOL Rescinds IHS Apprenticeship Program -
Congratulations to Past President Janet Koehnke!
Past NJAA President Janet Koehnke has been elected as ASHA's Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology.
Dr. Koehnke begins her 3-year term in January 2017. Congratulations Janet!
NJ’s Dual Licensure Requirement
Currently, NJ is one of 15 states that require audiologists to hold “dual licensure”: a state license in audiology as well as a second license in hearing aid dispensing. Since hearing aid dispensing is within the scope of practice for audiologists the additional hearing aid dispensing license is repetitive. NJAA has been diligently working on single licensure status for audiologists. Our efforts have been recognized by the American Academy of Audiology. Click here to read more about Dual Licensure from the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Audiology Today.
AAA's Letter to the US Dept of Labor
AAA's letter to the US Dept of Labor concerning the hearing aid specialist apprenticeship program:
December 22, 2015
The International Hearing Society submitted a Hearing Aid Specialist Apprenticeship Program that would essentially expand the scope of practice of dispensers. In response to this program the American Academy of Audiology submitted a letter of concern to the US Dept of Labor as well as State Labor Agencies.
To learn more about the Academy's concern for this program and to read their letters please click here.
Cerumen Management in New JerseyCerumen Management is now under NJ audiologists' scope of practice. For more information, please log in and go to the Professional Issues page in the Members Only area.
"Turn It To The Left"
"Turn It to the Left" is an educational rap song written by Benjamin Jackson, who sang the song at the last AAA conference to a standing ovation. The song is in support of the AAA's campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of exposure to high sound pressure levels. To read about the campaign and hear the song or see a performance of it, please visit www.turnittotheleft.com
Can You Hear Me Now?
President's Message - January, 2016
Happy New Year to all our NJAA members! We would also like to introduce you to our newest NJAA Board Members: Caitlin Faccone as Treasurer and Michele Neidleman as Secretary.
At the beginning of each year many of us set goals and resolutions: things we would like to change or improve. At NJAA our goal is the same this year: to serve New Jersey’s audiologists. However our resolution is to improve our strategy and impact. We want to be a fantastic resource for you at more than just our annual conference. So in 2016 you will see the addition of ...[more]
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If you are a NJAA member, please click "Email Me My Password." We ask you to please log in and fill in the details of your profile and office information, so that consumers can find you using the "Find an Audiologist" feature. Your name will not appear until you have entered your office information. We will not show your home information to the public.
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