Welcome to the official website of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology. We are a trade association devoted to promoting high standards of care for people with HEARING AND BALANCE PROBLEMS and supporting the PROFESSIONAL AUDIOLOGISTS that care for them.

Minnesota Academy of Audiology

What We Do

The Minnesota Academy of Audiology (MAA) members are professional audiologists who are university-trained and licensed to practice within the state. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of people with hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), dizziness, and balance problems. We treat adults, infants and children of all ages. Our patients can count on us for all of the solutions to their hearing and balance problems.

Why Become a Member?

Your membership in MAA serves to promote and support the development of the profession of Audiology, by spreading awareness to the public and advocacy for those with hearing loss and balance disorders in Minnesota.

Membership also brings personal development, with discounted registration for our annual Upper Midwest Audiology Conference, members-only access to our quarterly newsletter, and invitations to multiple events and opportunities to network with fellow Audiologists in our state.

Volunteer members are working tirelessly to provide you with information about coding and reimbursement changes, governmental relations updates, lobbying efforts, and other grassroots efforts which serve to elevate and bolster our profession.

Click the link below to learn more about joining or renewing your membership.


Upcoming events

    • 10 Oct 2016
    • 13 Jan 2017
    • Windows on Minnesota - The Marquette Hotel

    Thank you for becoming a 2017 sponsor of MAA! We appreciate your support of audiology in Minnesota and welcome any suggestions or feedback that you have.

    • 29 Oct 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • University of Minnesota Health, 2001 6th St SE, Room 1-110, Minneapolis

    Presenter: Michael Valente, Ph.D.

    Course description: This 6.5 hour presentation is designed to “walk” the attendee via lecture and demonstration using real-ear and coupler measures, through a “best practice” protocol to select, verify, and validate the performance of a wide variety of hearing aid technologies dispensed to adult patients. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based principles when appropriate. Particular attention will be placed on several key issues. One issue is why using manufacturer “First-Fit” algorithms may be inappropriate and why it should be part of clinical practice to verify hearing aid performance using real ear measures. Another key issue is a discussion of available technologies that address the reasons patients most often cite when pursuing amplification (i.e., directional microphones, remote microphones, etc). Finally, a portion of the lecture will be aimed at how it is possible to provide quality patient care and at the same time be profitable.

    Michael Valente, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and Director of Adult Audiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His editorial responsibilities include the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology where he is the Assistant Editor-Amplification, American Journal of Audiology, Ear and Hearing and the International Journal of Audiology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1975. He had authored several textbooks: Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Performance, Hearing Aids: Standards, Options and Limitations, Audiology: Diagnosis, Audiology: Treatment and Audiology: Practice Management, with Ross Roeser and Holly Hosford-Dunn); Audiology Answers for Otolaryngologists with Elizabeth Fernandez, and Heather Monroe, The Audiology Capstone: Research, Presentation and Publication, with Cathy Sarli, Amyn Amlani, Maureen Valente, Kristi Oeding, Josh Finnell, Therese Walden and Steve Huart.

    Speaker has no financial or commercial involvement with any amplification products or products under discussion.

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    • 26 Jan 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marquette Hotel, 710 S. Marquette Ave., Minneapolis
    • 70

    The 2nd Annual Pediatric Pre-conference session, organized and sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health.

    Note: Registration for this event is independent of registration for other days of the conference and must be selected even if you are registering for the entire regular conference.

    • 27 Jan 2017
    • 28 Jan 2017
    • Marquette Hotel, 710 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis
    Register now for UMAC 2017!

    January 26 pre-session and January 27-28 conference at the beautiful Windows on Minnesota.

    Special room rates begin at $149 per night. Reserve yours by January 4, 2017 to get the discounted pricing.

    Be sure to register separately for the MDH Pediatric Pre-session.

2016 UMAC deadline for requesting CEU transcripts was March 1st, 2016
We are transferring to a new CEU tracking system in 2016. Prior year CEU transcripts were available until March 1, 2016. Email the MAA Administrator if you have questions.

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