From the President

It's that time of year again! Our VP of Education and the convention committee are hard at work bringing you our 2017 convention. We are headed back to the beautiful location of our original convention! We just can't get enough of the beauty and peacefulness of The Lodge at Mount Magazine.

Registration is now open! Please sign in on the left side of the screen under your account, then click on the "convention" tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and hit "register now".

We are so looking forward to seeing each and every one of our members at the convention for a time of networking and education. Our convention this year will also be a time for voting in new members to the vacating board of directors seats and we look forward to fresh insight as we look forward to the future of Audiology and your Arkansas Academy of Audiology. Please be looking for emails and Facebook updates about submitting your name or someone else's name for open board positions.

Hope to see you at the top of the mountain in April!

Janean Woods, Au.D., FAAA
President 2015-2017


It is that time of year again! The ARAA membership drive is here and we are gearing up for new year! There no better time to renew your membership or join your state academy for the first time than in October as audiologists across the United States celebrate our profession.

Over the past year ARAA worked hard against legislation that continues to take audiologists out of the center of hearing healthcare and we are still fighting hard against it. ARAA and the Louisiana Academy of Audiology joined forces and supported each conference by hosting a table at each state academy conference and donating to each other’s auctions.  These interactions between state academies build relationships and make us stronger together when we need to address state issues. 

In November ARAA will be hosting Dr. Rich Tyler in Little Rock at UAMS.  This event will also be simulcast to the Northwest Arkansas UAMS. The event will be free to all ARAA members. We will also have two social events for our members prior to Christmas. Stay tuned for details on these upcoming fun and charitable events.


2017 also takes the ARAA convention back to the beautiful Mount Magazine venue.  The convention committee is already at work making sure this year continues to a highlight of audiology in Arkansas.


R. Hope Gillison

VP of Membership