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2022 Pre-Conference Registration - The Expanding Role of Real-Ear Measures In Modern Patient Care, David Smriga, MS

  • Wed, September 07, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Hershey Lodge
  • 1


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Note: If you are attending any additional part of the conference you will have to register on the Annual Conference Registration Page, this is only for the Pre-Conference Session.
  • Note: If you are attending any additional part of the conference you will have to register on the Annual Conference Registration Page, this is only for the Pre-Conference Session.

Registration is closed

The Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology 2022 Pre-Conference Session provides members with an additional opportunity to receive continuing education credits.

Dr. Kamal Elliot, Au.D., VP of Education, is in charge of planning and implementing this year's conference. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.


Pre-Conference Session:

The Expanding Role of Real-Ear Measures in Modern Patient Care with Dave Smriga

Please note this is the registration for the Pre-Conference Session ONLY.

Want to attend the rest of the conference? Register here.


*The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of PAA

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 ROOM
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Registration
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Session: The Expanding Role of Real-Ear Measures in Modern Patient Care, David Smriga, MS Cocoa Suite 2
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup and Exhibitor Registration
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception with Exhibitors Exhibit Hall
6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own in Hershey

Thursday, September 8, 2022
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration Exhibit Hall
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks from PAA & Welcome from Attorney General, Josh Shapiro (Pre-Recorded) Exhibit Hall
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Keynote: Analysis of FDA OTC Hearing Aid Final Rule, Victor Bray, PhD, FNAP
Exhibit Hall
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Break and Visit with Exhibitors Exhibit Hall
10:00- 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Session 1-A: Conflict of Interest: A Matter of Ethics, Joe Montano, Ed.D Empire AB

Concurrent Session 1-B: Integrating Cognitive Screenings in Audiology, Keith Darrow, PhD Exhibit Hall
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. General Session 2: Confronting Your Fears of Difficult Conversations, Deb Zener, MBA Exhibit Hall
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors Exhibit Hall
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. General Session 3: Audiologic Rehabilitation in the Era of OTC Hearing Aids, Joe Montano, Ed.D Exhibit Hall
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Break and Visit with Exhibitors Exhibit Hall
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Session 4-A: OTC Panel, Victor Bray, PhD, FNAP, Deb Zener, MBA, & Keith Darrow, PhD Empire AB

Concurrent Session 4-B: Pediatric Vestibular Diagnostics and Management at Nemours Childrens Health, Emily Nusbickel, Audiology Extern, Julie Verhoff,PhD, & Morgan Wilcox, AuD Exhibit Hall
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Session 5: Cybersecurity in the Small Business World, Jeff Wilson, CISO, CISSP Exhibit Hall
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception/w Exhibitors Exhibit Hall
6:00 p.m. Dinner on Your Own in Hershey

Friday, September 9, 2022
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks Exhibit Hall
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Keynote: Soundtrack of Silence, Matt Hay Exhibit Hall
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Break and Visit with Exhibitors Exhibit Hall

Mixer: Professional & Student Social Session Empire AB
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 6-A: Cochlear Implants as the Standard of Care for Adults with Moderately-Severe to Profound Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Why It's Important to Consider Implantable Technology in Private Practice, Catherine Richardson, MA, F-AAA & Kelly Barninger, AuD Empire AB

Concurrent Session 6-B: Collaborating with a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CBT) in the Treatment of Tinnitus, Misophonia, and Auditory Processing Disorders, Amy Young, PsyD Exhibit Hall
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session 7: Auditory-Speech-Language Processing Trinity, Kavita Kaul, AuD, SLP Exhibit Hall
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Awards with Exhibitors Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. General Session 8: Little Detail, Big Impact: The Influence of the Speech Intelligibility Index on the Audiologic Management of Children with Hearing Loss, Reva Bethja, AuD Exhibit Hall
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Break and Visit with Exhibitors Exhibit Hall
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Business Meeting Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. General Session 9: How New Legislation May Impact Your License, Victor Bray, PhD, FNAP Exhibit Hall
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Silent Auction Winners & Exhibitor Teardown Exhibit Hall


The PAA Conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge.
325 University Drive | Hershey, PA 17033

Book a Hotel Room by calling 1-855-729-3108.
Reference Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology Group.
Room Block Cut-Off Date is August 8, 2022.
The special room rate of $149/night +taxes will be available until the cut-off date.

Cancellation Policy

  All cancellations and refunds are subject to a 50% administrative fee. No-shows will be billed in full. Requests for cancellation must be received in writing by August 1, 2022. All cancellations after this date are non-refundable.


Silent Auction Form

Sponsor/Exhibitor Information & Registration

Conference Registration


Continuing Education Credits


Pennsylvania Academy is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of  1.4 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


You understand and acknowledge that you risk exposure to and contraction of potentially dangerous diseases and viruses, including but not limited to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), by attending the PAA Conference.

You understand and acknowledge the risks associated with diseases and viruses and you are fully aware that exposure may result in, including without limitation, infection, illness, injury, or otherwise. In consideration of the above, you hereby release Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology of any liability related to your attendance.


Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the 2022 PAA Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PAA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image in photographs.

Please note that similarly sized organizations have recently been the target of sham housing companies, which have contacted other organizations’ sponsors, exhibitors and/or registrants with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms at significant discounts. As a precaution, this post is intended to keep you informed and to advise that no one from PAA or our conference hotel(s) will contact you to request personal information including, but not limited to, credit card information.

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room reservation for a PAA conference, or if they advise they're representing our conference venues, please do not provide them with any information, but collect as much information as you can from them and pass it along to PAA.

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