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Safety Challenges in Audiology: Starting the Conversation and Making Changes (On Demand Webinar) (PD102752)

Presenter(s): Marquitta B Merkison, AuD, CCC-A
Course Description

The dynamic profession of audiology includes unique settings and equipment, some of which introduce safety concerns, such as communication challenges specific to working in an isolated space. These challenges are important to address in view of increased violence in the health care workplace. Audiologists may lack information and resources to discuss and address their unique concerns. This webinar will discuss safety concerns, advocacy strategies, and resources, with a goal of identifying solutions to create a safe environment for yourself, those receiving care, and your fellow employees.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Engage in meaningful discussions with decision-makers and colleagues regarding safety concerns for your workspace
  • Identify resources you can use to advocate for making changes to improve safety in your workplace

Related Courses

This is one of four courses in the ASHA Audiology 2023: Practice Management webinar series. See all the courses in this series.


  • Introduction (2 min.)
  • Safety (20 min.)
  • Workplace Violence (15 min.)
  • Advocacy (10 min.)
  • Resources (10 min.)
  • Conclusion (3 min.)

Presenter Information

Marquitta Merkison, AuD, CCC-A, obtained her bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders from Florida State University and her doctoral degree in audiology from the University of Maryland College Park. She joined the audiology practices team at ASHA as an associate director in 2022 after gaining experience working for a cochlear implant manufacturer, in medical center settings, and in private ENT settings. She has experience working with children and adults and has a professional interest in implantable devices, public health, and interprofessional practice/education.

Financial Disclosures:

  • ASHA employee

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: July 26, 2023
End date: July 28, 2028

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102752
Available Through: July 28, 2028