Steven Gianakas

Steven Gianakas

Name: Steven Gianakas
University: University of Washington
Year in Program: Second
Hometown: Clarendon Hills, IL

Clinical/research interest: Speech Perception and processing, listening effort, cochlear implants


1. Where do you hope to see yourself in five years?
My ultimate goal is to obtain both an AuD and PhD. This would enable me to make clinical impacts through research, inspire students to pursue their career goals, and improve communication for all.

2. What are your goals for the Fundraising Committee?
Provide funding opportunities that enable students and chapters to participate in events, conferences, and other activities that promote their hard work and dedication to the field of audiology. Hope to see everyone at Cheers for Ears in the spring at AudiologyNOW! 2017!

3. What advice would you give to current AuD students?
Live a little. School takes up a majority of your day, but make sure to put aside some time for yourself. Don't stress about every mistake you make, use it as opportunity to grow and improve.

4. Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
Currently training to complete my first full distance Ironman race. Also, I love Cupcakes!

How can students get in touch with you?
Email me at