Name: Emily Lundberg
SAA Position: Communications Committee Chair
University: University of Colorado
Year in Program: Third Year
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Clinical/research interest: Signal processing in hearing aids and cochlear implants, quality of sound, speech intelligibility, music perception, and geriatrics.
1. What is the most exciting thing you have learned so far in your AuD?
I think it’s exciting to think about all of the changes that have happened within the profession in such a short amount of time. Audiology is such a dynamic field with constant advancements. Even just thinking about the history of the cochlear implant. All the way from Volta shocking himself in the ear to now. It’s crazy to think about where we can go with audiology!
2. What are your goals for SAA this year?
I hope that the Communications Committee can provide students with a variety of resources to help them down their audiology path. We have some exciting new resources coming this year, but more on that later! (shh, but get excited!)
3. What advice would you give to current AuD students?
My motto for grad school has been “I’m in”. Whether it’s volunteering for SAA or doing my first caloric, I have tried to go for it whenever possible. Don’t be afraid, there’s a first time for everything. Know your limits, but also know when to push yourself and try something new!
4. Tell us a fun fact about you!
My bachelor’s degree is in music. I play viola and have primarily played classical music, but during the time between my bachelor degree and audiology school I toured with a rock band.