New Interactive, Real-Time Audiology Education Sessions to Expand the Learning Experience During AudiologyNOW! 2013

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The American Board of Audiology® (ABA) is introducing a new, interactive and real-time method for audiologists to attain continuing education units (CEUs). This new high-level training, known as Tier-1 Interactive, will debut at AudiologyNOW! 2013, April 4-7 in Anaheim, CA.

Tier-1 Interactive represents an evolution in audiology education and recertification, it improves the learning experience, and makes learning fun—the way it should be.

The American Board of Audiology® (ABA), in its continual drive toward innovation in audiology and improved methods of recertification instruction, is introducing a new, interactive and real-time method for audiologists to attain continuing education units (CEUs). This new high-level training, known as Tier-1 Interactive, will debut at AudiologyNOW! 2013, April 4-7 in Anaheim, CA, with Tier-1 Interactive rolled out to other continuing education providers in the near future.

Initially tested by select state audiology conference presenters and university audiology faculty with outstanding success, the Tier-1 Interactive program received an overwhelmingly positive response during initial trials. Tier-1 Interactive sessions include active participation in real time—no paper/pencil test that requires grading or a delay in feedback—with immediate assessment from the presenter.

“The immediate exchange of assessment for the learner is very valuable and has become a core principle of adult learning because it helps increase understanding and retention of material presented,” said Torryn Brazell, ABA managing director. “Responses to the Tier-1 Interactive training at AudiologyNOW! will be transmitted via text message or a Web site link via a smart phone, tablet, or laptop and will allow the trainer to assess – immediately – whether a topic needs to be revisited or if the attendees have grasped a concept and can move on to the next. We are excited to be able to provide this enhanced level of recertification training at the conference."

“We encourage all audiologists to take an early and active role in staying abreast of the latest in continuing education available to them,” said Brazell. “Tier-1 Interactive represents an evolution in audiology education and recertification, it improves the learning experience, and makes learning fun—the way it should be.”

An ABA-certified audiologist must complete 60 hours of continuing education in a three-year recertification period; of those 60 hours, 15 must be in Tier-1 training. For more information about earning Tier-1 CEUs at AudiologyNOW!, visit http:http://www.audiologynow.org.

For more information about activities that meet ABA recertification requirements, visit http://www.americanboardofaudiology.org.

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About the American Board of Audiology® (ABA)
An autonomous national credentialing organization, the ABA is dedicated to enhancing audiological services to the public by promulgating universally recognized standards in professional practice. The ABA encourages audiologists to exceed these prescribed standards, thereby promoting a high level of professional development and ethical practice.

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