AWN Congress Special: Lead like a girl at AAA


AWN AAA Congress Special issue

“Doing things ‘Like a girl’ has always been a playground insult, but it represents a much deeper problem that anything women do is weak, silly, or otherwise not worthy of respect.”

These are the opening words from Tacy M. Byham in her interview with Audiology Worldnews on a topic that will dominate her AAAF Featured Lecture, Thursday afternoon at AAA2018. Byham will talk to audiologists about finding their strength and the leader within them; she will explore the confidence gap; and tell people how to super power their network. But men must not be put off from attending: “This speech is not just for women, but anyone who wants to unleash the potential of women, including male allies, mentors, leaders, and even parents.”

The American Academy of Audiology conferences have a strong history of being led by a girl. Two-thirds of the Programme Committee Chairs have been women, and this year Eileen Rall has the task of leading the conference programme team. She shares her thoughts with us about her expectations for the annual conference, which is celebrating 30 years, as well as the reasons why the Academy’s Board of Trustees has changed the name of the event from AudiologyNOW! to AAA2018.

Audiology Worldnews special issue

This special print issue of Audiology Worldnews also brings you news from across the globe and articles about the importance of hearing aid design; a new system that is designed to eliminate low frequencies; an interview with Søren Nielsen CEO of William Demant; and an introduction to the new European School on Interdisciplinary Tinnitus research.

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The Editorial Team