Division for Audiological Affairs

Angi Martin-Prudent - Vice President - al-martin6@wiu.edu

The Audiology Committee of ISHA represents the specialized needs of speech & hearing professionals as they relate to hearing and balance disorders and acts to inform and educate members, policymakers, and the public on these issues. T

Audiology Committee Members

Angi Martin-Prudent, Chair

Mike Sharp

Tena L. McNamara

Audiology Committee 2022-2023 Committee Goals

1. Expand Membership

   a. Increase membership and active participation of young professionals (First five years in practice)

      i. conduct needs assessment

      ii. Determine "why" or reason they did/did not pursue membership

      iii. Examine professionals' knowledge of ISHA benefits/services

      iv. Hold social events to connect young professionals

   b. Increase participation of professionals working in Illinois

      i. Conduct listening tour in regions of the state to hear from the membership and those who are not members.

2. Investigate how we can collaborate with ILAA

   a. Meet with ILAA members (Board) to determine concerns, needs and how to form a better working relationship

3. Increase Audiology offerings at ISHA Convention

   a. Increase Audiology presentations/course offerings at ISHA Convention

   b. Consider offering/increasing online CEUs

   c. Investigate working with ILAA to merge conferences