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Skye McLeod
Dec 9, 2016

December Student Organization of the Month - Student Academy of Audiology

Dec 9, 2016 by Skye McLeod

The December Student Organization of the Month Award goes to The Student Academy of Audiology!

The Student Academy of Audiology is the student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The SAA introduces students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public they serve. During the month of November, SAA hosted their first major event on campus, a "SuperHEARo Day" for children with hearing and communication difficulties at the SGA Pavilion. "SuperHEAROo Day" consisted of games, face painting, food prizes, and fun for these children and students. The goal of SAA's "SuperHEARo Day" was to bring these children and their families together for a day of celebration as a way for them to make connections in the community. Due to the success of their first inaugural "SuperHEARo Day", SAA is planning on making this an annual occurrence.

In addition to "SuperHEARo Day", SAA recently held hearing screenings in the Music Department in order to identify students and faculty who may have hearing loss. The goal of this event was to increase health and wellness around campus, and bring awareness to noise-induced hearing loss in college students. The Student Academy of Audiology has heightened its presence on campus tremendously over the past year by hosting a variety of events aimed at promoting their cause, publishing articles in the Vanguard in order to increase awareness and visibility, participating in USA's Health and Wellness Day, and engaging in efforts to provide education about hearing health to the USA community. The Office of Student Activities is proud to announce the Student Academy of Audiology as the December Student Organization of the Month.