Now more than ever, advocacy is essential to the continued growth of the profession of audiology. Advocacy can be cumbersome and, at times, an intimidating process for students and professionals. Below is a series of videos highlighting members of the professional community sharing their experiences with audiology advocacy. The goal of the #AuDvocacy Campaign is to provide students and professionals with an opportunity to learn how to engage in advocacy and become their own advocates.
|Josh Sevier, AuD||Jackie Clarke, PhD||Anne Sommer, AuD|
|Lynsey Ralston||Wafaa Kaf, PhD||Audrey Taylor|
|Hayden Engstrom||Danielle Roth||Anne Heassler, MS|
Josh Sevier, AuD
This video features Dr. Josh Sevier, an audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital, who recently became involved in advocacy-based initiatives at the state level. Learn about the trials and tribulations, as well as the successes of Dr. Sevier’s advocacy journey.
Interviewer: Liz Marler, SAA-President Elect, 2017-2018
This video features Lynsey Ralston, a third year AuD student at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Lynsey discusses why she is choosing audiology as a career choice and her audiology advocacy project.
Interviewer: Goldie Pappan, Member of the 2017-2018 SAA Public Outreach Committee
This video features Hayden Engstrom, a fourth year AuD student completing her externship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Hayden speaks about her advocacy experience in the profession over the course of her academic career.
Interviewer: Hanna Sawher, 2017-2018 SAA Public Outreach Committee Chair
Jackie Clarke, PhD
This video features Dr. Jackie Clarke, current President of the American Academy of Audiology and faculty member at University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Clarke shares her experiences and thoughts on audiology advocacy through the lens of a prolific member of the professional community with years of clinical, research, and leadership.
Interviewer: Jason Baker, Member of the 2017-2018 SAA Public Outreach Committee
Wafaa Kaf, PhD
This video features Dr. Wafaa Kaf, a faculty member at Missouri State University. Dr. Kaf is incredibly passionate about audiology and advocacy, and has been awarded numerous honors as an audiologist from her community and academic program.
Interviewer: Sarah Patz, Member of the 2017-2018 SAA Public Outreach Committee
This video features Danielle Roth, a third year AuD student from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Danielle collaborated as the NSU SAA Government Relations Committee Chair in 2016 and 2017.
Interviewer: Kendra Griffin, Member of the 2017-2018 SAA Public Outreach Committee
Anne Sommer, AuD
This video features Anne Sommer, AuD, a faculty member at Purdue University. Dr. Sommer works in clinical education of first and second year AuD students and co-chair’s the Annual Purdue Crossroads Conference.
Interviewer: Stephanie Trippel, Member of the 2017-2018 SAA Public Outreach Committee
This video features Audrey Taylor, a third year AuD student at the University of Texas at Dallas. Audrey collaborates as a member of the SAA Chapter and Member Relations Committee in addition to working on the Students with Hearing Loss Meeting at AAA 2018.
Interviewer: Alexander Morris, Member of the 2017-2018 SAA Public Outreach Committee and Texas SAA State Ambassador
Anne Heassler, AuD
This video features Dr. Anne Heassler, assistant professor of audiology at Pacific University and the current President of the Oregon Academy of Audiology. Dr. Heassler is a strong advocate for the profession in Oregon and works to facilitate hearing screenings in local elementary schools.
Interviewer: Bryan Greenaway, Member of the 2017-2018 SAA Public Outreach Committee