Members Making News Speech-language pathologist Cheris Frailey, ASHA director of state education and legislative advocacy, was appointed to the American Telemedicine Association Telerehabilitation SIG Board for 2016–2018 to continue work in education and advocacy on behalf of telepractice/telemedicine with fellow SLPs, audiologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists … Paul Rao, 2011 ASHA ... People
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Hearing & Speech Perception / Acoustics / Hearing Disorders / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Professional Issues & Training / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / ASHA News & Member Stories / Speech, Voice & Prosody / People
People   |   December 01, 2016
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The ASHA Leader, December 2016, Vol. 21, 22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21122016.22
The ASHA Leader, December 2016, Vol. 21, 22. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21122016.22
Appointed
Speech-language pathologist Cheris Frailey, ASHA director of state education and legislative advocacy, was appointed to the American Telemedicine Association Telerehabilitation SIG Board for 2016–2018 to continue work in education and advocacy on behalf of telepractice/telemedicine with fellow SLPs, audiologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists … Paul Rao, 2011 ASHA president and rehabilitation health care consultant, was named vice chair of the board of directors of The TranZed Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children and families in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Awarded
Megan Ford, a private practice audiologist based in Littleton, Massachusetts, received the Ellen Kurtzer-White Award from the Decibels Foundation for her dedication to supporting children with hearing loss and their families. Ford has run the Hear My Dreams support group for families and caregivers for the past 10 years.
In the media
René H. Gifford, associate professor of hearing and speech sciences and director of the Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, and Allyson Sisler-Dinwiddie, an audiologist also at Vanderbilt in the Bill Wilkerson Center, were featured in a Sept. 9 Science Friday radio story and accompanying video documentary on NPR in the first installment of the “Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science” series; the episode highlights not only the work of audiologists but also of women in the profession and other STEM fields … Ryan McCreery, pediatric audiologist and director of the Center for Audiology at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, was featured in an article in the September issue of WebMD Magazine about TV journalist Soledad O’Brien’s son’s first-grade hearing loss diagnosisAnne Oyler, ASHA associate director for audiology, Joanna Roufos, an audiologist at Manhattan Audiology, and Sarah Sydlowski, audiology director of the Hearing Implant Program at Cleveland Clinic, were featured in a Sept. 26 Wall Street Journal article commenting on a new study about “hidden hearing loss”Amee Shah, associate professor of health science and director of the Cross-Cultural Speech, Language and Acoustics Lab at Stockton University, was featured on Canadian talk radio station Newstalk1010 in a Sept. 27 segment about whether “drunk accents” existLaura Purcell Verdun, a Washington, D.C.-based SLP with expertise in voice, was featured on a recent episode of the “Through the Noise” podcast, which explores the power of the voice in the “business of communicating” … audiologist Jason Wigand, assistant professor and clinical director of the cochlear implant program at the University of South Carolina, was featured in a Sept. 7 article in U.S. News and World Report on the dangers of noise exposure from earbuds.
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