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Audiology at the ASHA Convention 

2020 Convention Cancelled (As of July 10, 2020)

We are sorry to announce that the 2020 ASHA Convention, scheduled for November 19–21 in San Diego, California, has been cancelled. This decision was made in partnership with our host destination, San Diego. Please read our full statement.

With timely educational sessions for audiologists in all stages of their careers and fun networking events, the ASHA Convention in San Diego is THE place for audiologists and audiology students to be November 19–21, 2020. The ASHA Convention is the largest annual gathering that brings together audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists—where clinicians, faculty, researchers, and students will find an exciting lineup of presentation topics and formats. In addition to best-in-class education sessions, the ASHA Convention provides valuable career connections and opportunities to meet colleagues from other parts of the country and the world.

While there, visit the Concierge Learning Center in the Convention Center and meet some of the ASHA Audiology practices team. Our experienced audiologists can help you find audiology related sessions and suggest additional courses and resources to investigate after the Convention concludes. Fill out a suggestion card and be entered into a drawing for ASHA Store giveaways. 

Also be sure to visit the Career Fair, where you can search available jobs, polish and/or post your resume, and schedule onsite interviews with employers. Visit the Empowerment Zone and hone your skills in talking with the media, public speaking, and personal branding and storytelling to sharpen your social, political, and personal advocacy skills. Come share what you care about, channel your passion, and find your path to action.

SprintAudiology Lounge

Stop by the Audiology Lounge, sponsored by Sprint CapTel, Thursday, November 19–Saturday, November 21. The lounge is located in the audiology exhibits area in the Convention Center Exhibit Hall. This area is exclusively for you! Stop and recharge with coffee and a snack. Meet with colleagues, connect with new ones, and recharge your devices, too!

Education Sessions

Want to learn more about implantable devices, audiology dispensing and business management, supervising and precepting, hearing and balance assessment, vestibular science, auditory/central auditory processing, academic and clinical education, cultural and linguistic diversity, interprofessional collaboration, global issues and practice, health literacy and communication, leadership and professional issues, and telepractice? Check out the Program Planner to search for ASHA Convention sessions by topic area, keyword, date, presenting author, and more to create a personalized schedule. You can choose from dozens of audiology related sessions. For your convenience, we will be compiling a list of audiology and general interest sessions. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates. 

Hearing-Related Special Interest Group Short Courses (updates coming soon)

SIG 6, Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics

  • #1380; Equilibrium Throughout the Lifespan: New Horizons for Audiology; Richard Gans
  • #SC30; Principles & Tools for Communication With Stakeholders in Hearing Healthcare; David Zapala & Sumitrajit Dhar [Cancelled]

SIG 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation

  • #1075; Hearing & Cognition: Relationships & Implications for Practice; Jennifer Lister, Diana Julbe-Delgado, Aryn Harrison Bush, & Jennifer O'Brien
  • #SC07; Cognitive Screening in the Audiology Clinic; Pamela Souza, Jing Shen, & Varsha Rallapalli

SIG 8, Audiology and Public Health

  • #1128; U.S. Health Policy & Adult Aural Rehabilitation; Michelle Arnold
  • #SC12; Imagine Conducting a Hearing Test Without an Audiometric Booth…; Kathy Gates, Samuel Gordon, Dirk Koekemoer, Renee Lefrancois, & Laura Prigge

SIG 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood

  • #SC18; Reading Readiness in Children With Hearing Loss: Applying Research to Practice; Emily Lund, J. Bruce Tomblin, Krystal Werfel, Darcy Stowe, & Lindsay Hanna
  • #1448 Broadening Perspectives: Language Considerations for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing; Betsy Brooks, Thomas Horejes

Networking Events

First Timers' Welcome  
Wednesday, November 18, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Is this your first ASHA Convention? Come to this popular gathering to get an overview of our annual event and to preview programs and activities slated for the next three days. You'll have an opportunity to meet the ASHA President and Convention Co-Chairs, as well as ASHA staff and volunteer representatives who can provide guidance for your first ASHA Convention. It's also a great time to connect with others who are attending for the first time. Enjoy light refreshments.

Welcome in the Exhibit Hall
Thursday, November 19, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Convention Center Exhibit Hall 

Network with colleagues and visit audiology exhibitors while enjoying light refreshments in the Exhibit Hall.   

Audiology and Hearing-Related SIGnificant Luncheon  
Friday, November 20, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location TBD 

Are you interested in ASHA's hearing-related Special Interest Groups (SIGs)? Audiology members and audiology students, as well as affiliates of SIGs 6, 7, 8, and 9 or those interested in joining, are invited to an exclusive luncheon co-sponsored by Hamilton CapTel, Oticon, Phonak, and SIGs 6, 7, 8, and 9. Mix and mingle with like-minded professionals. SIGs offer a number of additional benefits for ASHA members. Seating at this free lunch is limited (first-come, first-served), so plan to arrive early! 

"Hear, Here!" Audiology Open House    
Friday, November 20, 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Location TBD         

ASHA, in partnership with the San Diego audiology community, is excited to host this unique gathering of audiologists and audiology students! This special open house, co-sponsored by the Educational Audiology Association, ClearCaptions, Hamilton CapTel, HearingLife, MiraCell, Oticon, Phonak, Redux, Starkey Hearing Technologies, and TIMS for Audiology. The open house will follow the ASHA Awards Ceremony. Stop by to network with your colleagues while sampling hors d'oeuvres. It's the largest event for audiologists at the 2020 ASHA Convention! 

ASHA thanks our sponsors. Sponsors are not responsible for the content of this conference nor does ASHA endorse their products or services. 

ASHA Corporate Partners