Fall Alabama Society of Hearing Healthcare Providers Virtual Conference
We welcome our Georgia and Alabama colleagues to the 2020 Fall ASHHP Conference! This innovative seminar was created to provide the necessary training required by the State of Alabama! For the first time, it will be offered virtually!
We have two incredible speakers with classes by Dr. Victor Bray on Chronic Diseases and Comorbidities, and Why Clinic Protocols Improve Client Satisfaction With Amplification. Dr. Victor Bray is an associate professor at Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology. Dr. Bray’s family has owned and operated hearing healthcare offices for three generations, which ultimately sparked his interest in the audiology field at a young age. His research interests include technologies for persons with hearing loss, comorbidities associated with hearing loss, and the audiology professional transformation process and his most recent publications have been on diabetes, comorbidities, and on depression. Dr. Bray is active in professional service, including holding leadership positions in the National Academies of Practice and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
Dr. Kenneth LaFerle will speak on Telehealth - Law and Ethical Considerations. This class will include information on Alabama and Georgia hearing aid dispensing laws. Ken LaFerle is currently the Director of Educational Services for Beltone Electronics. In this position, Ken leads a team of trainers responsible for educating and disseminating information about product, fitting software, counseling, fitting, follow-up, product troubleshooting, and working with the hearing-impaired for the Beltone network of practitioners in North America. He has been with Beltone for 33 years holding various positions including regional manager and director of audiology. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the College of DuPage. LaFerle has written several articles in national trade publications and has presented at over 100 state and national meetings as well as Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Dr. LaFerle received his B.A. degree in Psychology & Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Michigan and his M.S. degree in Audiology from the University of Montevallo in Alabama where he was named outstanding graduate student. He received his AuD from Salus University in 2007.
In addition to his tenure with Beltone, Ken has also worked for the State of Louisiana Health Department and for an E.N.T. practice where he established hearing aid dispensing for the office.
Dr. LaFerle holds a certificate of clinical competence in audiology and is a board certified hearing instrument specialist. In addition, he holds an audiology license and hearing aid dispensing license in the state of Illinois.