Owners of independent hearing practices and audiology students gather in Las Vegas
Audigy, one of the largest consortiums of private-practice hearing care, ear, nose and throat (ENT), neurotology, and leading university program providers in North America, convened its membership Sept. 22-24 in Las Vegas to discuss innovative approaches to business, marketing and patient care.
This year’s Team Summit, hosted by Audigy CEO Brandon Dawson, brought together some of the most exceptional hearing care professionals in the country, along with world-renowned business and leadership experts.
More than 1,300 Audigy members, students and guests attended the event.
Appearing at the conference as a keynote speaker was business expert and host of CNBC reality series “The Profit,” Marcus Lemonis. Also speaking at the event were Juliet Funt, CEO of WhiteSpace at Work; best-selling author of the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” series, Sharon Lechter; author and body language expert, Tonya Reiman; and workforce dynamics expert Seth Mattison.
Networking & Brainstorming
In addition to the program of influential speakers, Audigy’s 285 member practices met with manufacturers and other service providers in the industry to discuss the needs of advanced private practices and how the industry can have a greater impact on the patients we serve.
The event kicked off with a technology summit where ReSound, Starkey, Oticon, Widex, and Sivantos – five of the world’s six major hearing aid manufacturers – were present to provide hands-on training to providers in order to help elevate patient care through their most recent technology advancements.
Audigy also proudly introduced Clarity, the end-to-end allergy solution software designed to revolutionize allergy management for ENT and allergy-based medical practices.
The intuitive software platform ensures process consistency, confidence to scale their departments, and increased time efficiency, all while providing the best patient experience and improved patient outcomes.
The Audigy team spent the better part of 2016 in preparation for the event, creating dozens of highly targeted courses in order to inspire and support each person in the practice in delivering an even higher standard of care to their communities.
Commitment to the Future
The 50-plus audiology students in attendance highlighted Audigy’s commitment to the future of hearing care.
More than 100 students applied to participate in the event, and those who were selected learned invaluable interviewing, networking, and business management skills at the event.
Audigy strives to support students seeking private practice opportunities, both in job placement and practice ownership capacities.
During Dawson’s opening keynote address, ReSound CEO Anders Hedegaard made a special appearance to applaud the Audigy membership for their efforts in providing exceptional patient care through a private practice experience. Audigy became a subsidiary of ReSound, one of the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturers, in July of this year.
“The focus of our 2016 Team Summit was on developing exceptional leadership and commitment within our members’ practices to drive growth beyond the traditionally observed limits of the hearing care industry,” explained Dawson. “This was the most important meeting of our membership to date.”