I am an audiologist and the auditory implant team coordinator. Clinically, I focus on the use of implantable devices to improve hearing loss. I’m also a member of the CHARGE Center, through which I support the hearing needs of patients with CHARGE Syndrome — a rare genetic disorder that can cause various symptoms, including ear abnormalities. I specialize in working with any type of auditory implant, including bone conduction, cochlear or brainstem implants.
While working on my master's degree in deaf education, my wife and I served as residential house parents at the Central Institute for the Deaf. There, I experienced the immediate impact of early intervention, quality education and advanced technology on the global development of children with hearing loss. I knew from that experience that I wanted to assist others with hearing loss to improve their outcomes. Now I get to pay that experience forward through both clinical work and teaching at the doctoral level at the University of Cincinnati.
I like to think outside the box when treating patients. Every person has unique needs, and I enjoy looking for ways to address them outside of our typical clinical approaches. I'm also a researcher investigating new therapeutic approaches for treating genetic hearing loss.
Outside of work, I enjoy being in the kitchen, working with my hands and spending time outdoors with my family.
AuD: The University of Akron: Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium, Akron, OH, 2006.
MA: Washington University in St. Louis: Central Institute for the Deaf, St. Louis, MO, 2002.
BA: Saint Louis University: College of Public Service, St. Louis, MO, 2000.
Auditory implants; CHARGE syndrome; genetic hearing loss
Audiology, Cochlear Implant, CHARGE Syndrome
Auditory implants; patient outcomes; therapeutics for genetic hearing loss
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