Once the session started, public recognitions were made from the floor of the assembly. Dr. Will Eblin was able to successfully request recognition from his representative, Dr. Greg Murphy. Because of this request, the North Carolina Audiology Association was officially recognized by the Speaker of the House, was asked to stand, and received a hearty round of applause from the legislators and all in attendance.
In between meetings and sessions, audiologists gathered in the lobby to discuss legislative issues and strategy. Sheri Mello, Au.D., showed a handout created by Melissa Karp, Au.D., that demonstrated the difference between audiologists and hearing aid dispensers. The handout was given to Dr. Greg Murphy (representative from eastern North Carolina) who commented that it was well done and very educational.
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