Dear Colleagues and Friends,
As a community, nation, and world, we must now navigate daily impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Every day, our hearts and compassionate thoughts go out to all those affected in so many ways. In the weeks and months to come, as challenging events evolve rapidly, being hopeful and helpful will serve us all well.
As empathetic healthcare providers, you are professionally dedicated to providing expert diagnostics and personalized plans of care, in safe surroundings. As you do so with every patient, every day, you are great listeners who strive to play a vital role.
As caring audiologists, you know how important it is for patients to be able to communicate effectively with loved ones, friends, colleagues and other healthcare providers. In the months and years to come, you will empower those in need to best experience the joy of hearing and improve their quality of life.
As professional leaders, it is crucial to consider, in due course, why and how current events can be positive catalysts. Just as September 11, 2001, taught us more about airport security or hurricanes and tornadoes show the impact of destructive weather patterns, what kinds of aspirational responses might COVID-19 trigger?