Dear WSAA Members and Friends,
I would like to take this moment to again thank all of you for your efforts this past year and participation in WSAA sponsored events. Your investment of time, talent and treasure is appreciated and helps ensure a bright future for audiology in our state.
This year has certainly been a year of change for the profession of audiology. As 2014 comes to a close, we look back on a year that has been marked by major changes within the hearing industry. A few of these changes are sure to have an impact on the way that many of us practice and will likely force audiologists to find new ways to adapt to an ever-changing healthcare landscape. Many of the discussions surrounding the events over this past year have focused on re-establishing our “roots” as a profession and have provided us a great reminder that the unique talent and skills of audiologists are much greater than what technology alone can provide.
As we embark on the New Year, WSAA will continue to focus on issues impacting audiologists at the state and national level. While there’s no denying that audiology has seen its fair share of challenges this past year, we also cannot deny the many reasons we have to believe that without a doubt our profession’s best days are still ahead of us.
Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Kevin Liebe, AuD