The purpose of the Academy of Rehabilitative
Audiology is to promote excellence in hearing care through the
provision of rehabilitative and habilitative services.
Why Join ARA?
Share the company of those who are passionate about
Access our international journal online,
The Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative
Download AR tools and tips from our journal, website
Learn the latest about best practices in AR by
attending the annual conference and
Receive the ARA directory; contacts with similar
interests at your fingertips.
Students can apply for the research scholarship, the
Herbert J. Oyer Award Scholarship (link to Oyer Application packet
3_3.doc) and learn about other student AR opportunities (Link to
Student Page – info to follow)
Renew Your Membership!
Responsibilities and Privileges of
Membership in the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
Persons in all membership categories are entitled to
attend and participate in meetings, receive Academy publications,
and serve on committees.
The right to hold office or chair committees is
reserved to those Members who have maintained their membership in
good standing for at least two years.
Maintaining membership in good standing requires
payment of dues or attainment of Life Member status.
An individual whose membership has lapsed can make a
re-application for membership by writing to the Executive Board.
Each re-application for membership will be considered on an
individual basis. The Executive Board will determine the procedure
and fees for reinstatement into the Academy on an individual basis.
Members receive the ARA Newsletter, as well as the
Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative
Audiology and any published monographs.
Members enjoy reduced registration fees to the ARA
Summer Institute, a three-day meeting
held during the second week of June. The Summer Institute is a unique
opportunity to participate in intensive sessions focused on topics
relevant to rehabilitative audiology in a casual and collegial
atmosphere. Sessions include round table discussions, workshops,
technical papers, and poster sessions. The Summer Institute is held at
resorts that feature a wide range of recreational facilities. A
different geographic area in the US or Canada is selected each year.
Attendees are welcome to bring family members including small
Pre-conference workshops (for which members pay
reduced registration) are often sponsored jointly with other groups
such as ASHA’s SID 7 (Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation).
ARA also hosts receptions at other conventions so members can
Members are encouraged to submit papers for
publication in the Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
and to share their clinical and research experiences with other
members at the Summer Institute. ARA’s newsletter, The Pinnacle,
provides a forum for sharing information with others on a more regular
basis. Members can also serve on ARA’s standing committees which
Responsible for planning programs of interest to the membership at
all meetings of the Academy.
Time and Place Committee:
Responsible for making recommendations to the Executive Board
concerning sites and dates of future meetings of the membership.
Responsible for preparing a budget for upcoming fiscal year,
determining policies concerning reimbursements, serving as liaison
with the Academy’s management firm, and identifying additional
sources of revenue.
Committee: Responsible for monitoring proposed public policy changes
that may affect the rehabilitative and habilitative components of
hearing care and for mobilizing the membership and consumers to
advocate for public policy that positively impacts upon the
rehabilitative components of hearing care.
Responsible for preparing a slate of candidates for each office.
Responsible for evaluating applications for membership, for
disseminating an annual membership roster, and for maintaining an
active recruitment program.
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