AuDacity 2021: Unleashed Ideas, Opportunities, and Action

Exceptional Audiologists Honored at AuDacity 2021

ADA’s 2021 AuDacity Conference, Audiology Unleashed, delivered unmatched education and networking opportunities for more than 400 members and guests from October 25 – 27, 2021 in Portland, Oregon—and access to more than 30-hours of online content. The AuDacity program focused on the role of audiology services as public health services with featured sessions on hearing health equity, interprofessional collaboration, health literacy, managing comorbidities, and improving awareness and access to care.

Keynote presenter, Dr. Kevin Franck, challenged ADA members to continue their “hop forward” approach to audiology service delivery and inspired us to unleash audiology’s potential by “focusing on the advice and not the device.” Keynote presenter, Claudia Gordon, shared her personal experience and diagnosis of permanent sudden hearing loss as a child, emigrating to the United States from Jamaica, barriers to access to audiology services, the discrimination and ableism that she encountered, and the encouragement that she received from her audiologist and the difference it made on her journey to become the first Black, Deaf, female attorney in the United States. AuDacity courses are now available on-demand for all registered attendees. For more information, please visit

Planning is underway for AuDacity 2022, October 21-23, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas. ADA is seeking volunteers to serve on the ADA Education Committee and help build the AuDacity 2022 Conference Program. ADA members from all specialties and backgrounds are invited to serve! If you are planning to attend AuDacity 2022, are willing to participate in 4-5 teleconferences per year, and are willing to assist with the review of course proposal submissions, then please contact Brian Doty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..