Name: Izabela Jamsek
University: Ohio State University
Year in Program: Fourth Year
Committee: SAA Member Relations Committee, Students with Hearing Loss Subcommittee Chair
Why did you decide to become an SAA committee volunteer?
I decided to become an SAA committee volunteer because I saw people around me creating change for audiology students through participation in SAA; they empowered me to have the surety that I can do the same.
What are you most excited to contribute to your committee?
I am most excited to contribute to the development of resources for audiology students with hearing loss and our normal hearing peers. I hope this will attract more interested students with hearing loss to audiology and make the profession accessible and sustainable for us!
Within the profession of audiology, what are your primary interests?
My primary audiological interests are the neurocognitive and language development of children who use hearing aids or cochlear implants, and identifying clinically-applicable individual differences that contribute to their neurocognitive and language development.
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