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  • 06 Aug 2018 12:20 PM | Deleted user

    In 2018 Independent Audiologists Australia was pleased to be able to offer the Dr Judith Boswell Scholarship for the first time. 

    We are pleased to announce that Flinder University Master of Audiology student Sally Jane Walz was the inaugural winner of the Dr Judith Boswell Scholarship (2018). 

    You can read Sally's reflection on her remote clinical placement here.

    About Dr Judith Boswell

    Dr Judith Boswell was a pioneering audiologist who was a long-standing member of Independent Audiologists Australia (IAA) and who had close ties to Flinders University. Judith operated her own audiology practice in the Adelaide area for many years, whilst at the same time continuing to work in remote Aboriginal communities to provide hearing services in appropriate and culturally sensitive ways. 

    Over the course of her career, Judith gained an extensive specialist knowledge of working with remote communities, which she was generous in sharing with colleagues. Judith passed away in 2017, after a long illness.

    What is the Dr Judith Boswell Scholarship?

    Independent Audiologists Australia is offering a scholarship to a student at Flinders University to the value of $500.00 to help gain clinical experience in remote and regional Australia. This scholarship honours the work and commitment Judith showed for audiological services to remote and indigenous communities. The scholarship was first awarded in 2018 and it is anticipated that the scholarship will be offered on a yearly basis.

  • 26 Jun 2018 7:56 AM | IAA CEO (Administrator)
    Broadcast:Thursday 21 June 2018 5:30PM

    One in six Australians is affected by hearing loss. With an ageing population, this is expected to increase to one in four by 2050.

    There's a high personal and economic cost associated with hearing loss in Australia which is estimated to total $33 billion annually.

    A significant proportion of hearing loss is preventable and experts are warning that we should turn down our devices and reduce the amount of time spent listening with earphones to avoid permanent damage.


    Professor David McAlpine, Director of Hearing Research, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University. ARC Australian Laureate Fellow

    Lynne Pezzullo, Lead Partner, Health Economics and Social Policy, Deloitte Access Economics

    Karina Bray, Senior Content Producer in health at Choice

    Victor de Andrade, Audiologist and Senior Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • 06 Jun 2018 9:28 AM | IAA CEO (Administrator)

    IAA Vice President Myriam Westcott is features in this article published in the May edition of The Monthly entitled When Sound Becomes Pain.  

    Myriam is well known for her work in Tinnitus, Misophonia and Hyperacusis. 

  • 06 Jun 2018 9:00 AM | IAA CEO (Administrator)

    Longstanding IAA Members Peter Cichello and Tony Crittenden were recognised by Audiology Australia this year for their services to the profession.

    Congratulations to both Peter and Tony.

  • 25 Feb 2018 2:07 PM | IAA CEO (Administrator)

  • 15 Dec 2017 10:50 AM | IAA CEO (Administrator)

    IAA's annual report for the period ending 30 June 2017 is now available.

    Access the report here.

  • 13 Sep 2017 5:52 PM | IAA CEO (Administrator)

    Trent Zimmerman MP tabled the report resulting form the inquiry into the hearing health and wellbeing of Australians in parliament today.

    The report lists 22 recommendations, including some key recommendations:

    Recommendation 13: that the professions of audiology and audiometry be regulated under AHPRA

    Recommendation 14: that children 0 - 5 yrs  receive services at Australian Hearing

    Recommendation 16: that universal screening at school be coupled with a bulk billed direct access to a paediatric audiologist

    Recommendation 22: that hearing loss be made a national health priorit

    You can access the full report from the Committee's homepage.

  • 11 Aug 2017 10:11 PM | IAA CEO (Administrator)
  • 11 Aug 2017 5:12 PM | IAA CEO (Administrator)

    Episode 11 of the ABC series Ask the Doctor featured IAA member Dr Chyrisse Heine, who explained hearing, hearing loss and its consequences.

    Watch the full ABC episode here

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