Kentucky Academy of Audiology

2024 Annual Conference

September 19-20, 2024
The Campbell House
Lexington, KY

Join the Kentucky Academy of Audiology for an exciting 2024 conference! We are bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and experts to share their knowledge and experiences. Discover the latest trends, gain valuable insights, and network with like-minded professionals.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from industry leaders and expand your professional network. Register now to secure your spot at the September 19-20, 2024 conference at The Campbell House, in Lexington!

Oral/Poster Abstract Submission

The Kentucky Academy of Audiology invites you to submit an oral abstract or poster abstract for our 2024 Annual Conference being held at The Campbell House in Lexington, KY, September 19 & 20, 2024.

  • Oral abstract submissions should be 60 minutes including time for Q&A, and will be accepted until end of day, May 1, 2024.
  • Poster abstract submissions will be accepted until end of day, July 1, 2024.
  • All submissions will be notified of either acceptance or denial by July 30, 2024.

Hotel and Sponsorship Information

For those who need hotel accommodations, The Campbell House @ 1375 South Broadway is providing a conference room rate of $139/night.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please complete the Sponsorship Form. Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with any questions.

CE Information

The Kentucky Academy of Audiology is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 15 hours of CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology


12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

KAA Membership Meeting & Update from KAA President

Kara Kratzer, Au.D.

12:45 PM – 01:45 PM

Longitudinal Effects of Sound

Laura Kearns, Widex

01:45 PM – 03:45 PM

Sound Medicine: Exploring Pharmacology for Hearing Health

Marissa Scent, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, MLDE; Kristen Crowe, PharmD; Kaylen Benbenek, PharmD, Baptist Health Lexington

03:45 PM – 04:00 PM

Break with Exhibitors

04:00 PM – 05:30 PM

Assessment of the Dizzy

Brittany Brose, Au.D., CCC-A; University of Louisville

05:30 PM – 06:00 PM

Reception with Exhibitors

06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Ethics & Audiology

Jim Sigler, Esq.; Kueler, Kelly, Hutchins, Blankenship & Sigler, LLP


07:00 AM - 07:30 AM

Registration/Light Breakfast/Visit with Exhibitors

07:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Hearing Dogs: Another Tool for Audiologists

Brent Mershon; Ambassador for Dogs for Better Lives/Hearing Dog Handler

09:00 AM – 09:15 AM

Break with Exhibitors

09:15 AM – 10:45 AM

An Update on Cochlear Implant Research and Practice

Matthew L. Bush, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; University of Kentucky Medical Center

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Break with Exhibitors

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Forensic Audiology Part 1

Tom Thunder, Au.D., FAAA, INCE; Acoustic Associates

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Lunch Pick-up/Break

12:30 PM – 02:30 PM

Forensic Audiology Part 2

Tom Thunder, Au.D., FAAA, INCE; Acoustic Associates

02:30 PM – 02:45 PM

Break with Exhibitors

02:45 PM – 05:15 PM

Billing & Coding Update

Kim Cavitt, Au.D.; Audiology Resources