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Student Paper Writing

ARA Student Contest

Award Eligibility: Must be a part-time or full-time student during the 2022 - 2023 academic year. Students can major in any field with interest in aural rehabilitation and member of ARA.

Goal: Create a visual presentation for patients or professionals to demonstrate or address a current topic in aural rehabilitation.


Possible Topics:

  • Communication in the time of COVID-19 (e.g., how to prevent losing hearing aids when removing a mask, effective communication while wearing a mask, etc.)

  • Providing Aural Rehabilitation by Telehealth- Individual or in a group (e.g., auditory training, communication strategies, informational counseling on hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive technology, counseling, support groups, etc.)

  • Ethical issues when providing remote services

  • Technology and communication support to combat isolation in hospitals and retirement communities (e.g., assistive technology, speech to text apps, captioning online during video conferences with family or doctors, psychosocial counseling, communication activities, support groups, etc.)

  • Cleaning, maintaining and troubleshooting common problems with hearing devices

  • Communicating in noise

  • Any other aural rehabilitation topic of your choice

Suggested types of visual presentations:

  • Demonstration video

  • Infographics

  • Handouts

  • Other creative and fun ideas for addressing an aural rehabilitation topic


Submissions will be judged by peers and ARA members via social media. Voting will occur throughout the month of August.

The top three submissions will be announced September 1, 2023. These three winners will receive the following:

  • $100 prize (first place), $50 (second place), $25 (third place)

  • Recognition on the ARA web page/social media

  • Complimentary student registration for the next ARA Institute

  • Certificates of achievement

  • A 2-year membership to ARA 

Submissions are due by July 31st.

Please send all submissions to our student representative, Abigail, at

Last year's winner, Samantha Schneider from Rush University, earned first place with the submission "Free Auditory Training Apps for Children with Hearing Loss." See the poster below to be inspired for your submission!

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