Eight audiologists and business owners were recognized, from among all associates nationwide, for their dedication and success during the recent awards presentation at the 22nd annual American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA) Convention, AHAA announced. AHAA is a hearing healthcare network, comprised of professional audiologists, hearing aid dispensers, otolaryngologists, hospitals, and universities across the country.
- Victoria Kopec, AuD, F-AAA, and Toni Zanetti, AuD, CCC-A, were given the President’s Award, which honors associates who exemplify the key attributes that help create a successful practice—a commitment to training, process improvement, use of solutions, and, most importantly, leadership. Kopec and Zanettii are the owners of Ear Works Audiology, which has 10 locations across Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York.
- Kristin Koch, AuD, F-AAA, and Anthony Thacher were presented with the Growth Award, which honors an audiology practice that had a significant amount of growth year-over-year. Koch and Thacher operate Evolution Hearing, with locations in Raleigh, NC, and Charlottesville, Va.
- Michael Medori, HAD, HIS, and Rebecca Medori, were presented with the Leadership Award, which honors associates who succeed in improving their performance and leadership skills in order to move their practice forward. The Medoris own and operate Hearing Solutions of North Georgia in Blairsville, Ga.
- Lisa Goldstein, MA, audiologist, was given the All The Right Things Award, which honors an associate who demonstrates a commitment to implementing “All The Right Things,” AHAA’s solution for helping audiologists grow their practices. Goldstein is the owner of Universal Hearing Care in Tarzana, Calif.
- Nola Aronson, MA, CCC-A, was given the Organizational Development Award, which honors an associate who demonstrates a commitment to training. Aronson is the owner of Advanced Audiology in Valencia, Calif.
There were more than 450 attendees at this year’s Convention, according to the AHAA. Associates took advantage of the opportunity to learn the strategies that will best help them design the future of their hearing healthcare practices. They also benefited from several industry and professional guests, including Digital Analyst and Business Strategist, Brian Solis; Author and Founder of Sjodin Communications, Terri Sjodin; and Oticon’s Director of Academic Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Audiology, Douglas Beck.