Welcome to the web page for the University of Maryland Chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)! The mission of the University of Maryland Chapter of SAA is to serve as a collective voice for students within the chapter area and to advance the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. Our chapter engages students in lifelong professional activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provide services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve.
Individuals who are interested in joining the Maryland SAA should contact Rachel Robinson at rrobins6 [at] terpmail.umd.edu for more information.
Tangible Benefits of Joining SAA
- A subscription to the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA), the Academy’s research journal
- A subscription to Audiology Today (AT), the Academy’s bi-monthly (six times per year) magazine
- A subscription to AT Extra, the Academy’s e-newsletter;
- Student rates for attendance at AudiologyNOW!®, the Academy’s premiere national convention
- Opportunities to participate in a comprehensive student track and other student activities at AudiologyNOW!®
- Access to the Externship Registry®, the Academy’s list of sites available to 4th-year audiology externs
- Access to HearCareers®, the Academy’s employment services program;
- Access to a dedicated SAA Web site
- Access to members-only areas on both the Academy and SAA Web sites
- The most valuable intangible benefit of SAA membership is the voice given to students through participation in activities of the American Academy of Audiology. This includes representation on Academy committees and task forces and the opportunity for the SAA president to attend the Academy’s Board of Directors meetings.
- The local SAA chapter at the University of Maryland allows audiology students to interact with other classmates, within and among class cohorts, and provides opportunities for a richer student life through mentorship, educational experiences outside the classroom, community involvement, and humanitarian efforts.
- According to the bylaws of the National Student Academy of Audiology, membership in the University of Maryland Chapter of SAA is open to all students enrolled in Au.D. or Ph.D audiology programs and who are members of the national SAA. The chapter can provide associate member status to undergraduates from the university or chapter area who express an interest in exploring further study in audiology.