Title: Coordinator, Hearing Aid Dispensary
Department: Speech-Lang Path & Audiology
Prior to joining the clinical faculty at the University of Akron in October, 2005 I spent most of my career in private practice. At the University I provide clinical instruction for 2nd and 3rd year doctoral students in the areas of adult and pediatric assessment and treatment and auditory processing disorders. My teaching assignments have included Hearing Aid Technology and Central Auditory Processing: Assessment and Management.
I continue to be very active in state and national professional associations. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology and serve as the Chair of the Ohio Speech and Hearing Governmental Affairs Coalition.
At The University of Akron I wear several hats. While I continue to be a clinical service provider to patients with hearing, balance and auditory processing disorders, I am also a clinical preceptor and the Coordinator of the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium and the Hearing Aid Dispensary.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and traveling. I am a dedicated fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ and the Pittsburgh Penguin’s and enjoy spending time with my yellow lab Grace Kelly!
Professional Affiliations and Service
Publications and Presentations
Professional Hot Topics: What you didn’t learn in the classroom, Missouri Academy of Audiology, Fenton, Missouri: September 2012.
Advocacy Boot camp: The What, Why, Who and How of Advocating for your Profession, Michigan Student Leaders Meeting, East Lansing, Michigan: September 2012.
Ethics: It’s a Matter of Trust, Texas Academy of Audiology, Richardson, Texas: November 2011.
Fall 2011 Audiology Update: Ethics: It’s a Matter of Trust, Ohio Academy of Audiology, Toledo, Ohio: October 2011.
Ethics: It’s about more than the free pen!, Georgia Academy of Audiology, Marietta, Georgia: January 2010
Legal, Moral and Ethical Considerations in Audiologic Practice: Why we shouldn’t take the free pen, 2009 Ohio Audiology Conference, Columbus, Ohio: February 2009.
Legal, Moral and Ethical Considerations in Audiologic Practice, The Hearing Care Group of Metropolitan New York, Long Island, New York: November, 2008
Auditory Processing Disorders, Tri-County Speech Language and Hearing Association Annual Spring Conference, Eastlake, OH: March 2008.
“Show me the Money”: Bundling, Unbundling and Compensation Packages, Kentucky Academy of Audiology, Louisville, Kentucky: August 2007.
Become an Advocate for the Profession: The Ins and Outs of the Legislative Process, AudiologyNOW, 2011, Chicago, Illinois: April 2011.
Advocacy Summit III, AudiologyNOW, 2011, Chicago, Illinois: April 2011.
Insurance 101: Understanding the Basics of Reimbursement, AudiologyNOW, 2010, San Diego, California: April 2010.
Your Role in the Legislative Process, AudiologyNOW, 2010, San Diego, California: April 2010.
Advocacy Summit II, AudiologyNOW, 2010, San Diego, California: April 2010.
Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement, Practice Management in Audiology Course, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio: June 2009.
An Analysis of Fee-For-Service Models in Audiology Practices, AudiologyNOW, 2009, Dallas, Texas: April 2009.
Advocacy Summit, AudiologyNOW, 2009, Dallas, Texas: April 2009.
BioMARK: Biological Marker for Auditory Processing, Central Auditory Processing: Evaluation and Management Course, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio: April 2009.
“Show Me the Money”: Ethical Considerations in Negotiating Compensation Packages, AudiologyNOW 2008, Charlotte, North Carolina: April 2008.
Ethical Practices Committee: Another Wild Ride, AudiologyNOW 2008, Charlotte, North Carolina: April 2008.
Ethical Practices Committee: What a Year!, AudiologyNOW 2007, Denver, Colorado: April 2007.
“What you need to know before purchasing hearing aids”, Akron Community, Akron, Ohio: July 2011.
Solutions for Better Hearing, Bath/Richfield Kiwanna’s Club, Bath, Ohio: October 2010.
Managing Your Hearing Loss: Hearing Loss Support Group, Laurel Lakes Retirement Center, Hudson,
Ohio: April 2008.
Miller EL (2010) Understanding Antitrust. Audiology Today. 23(6).
Miller EL (2007) Guest Editor: Ethics Issue. Seminars in Hearing, 28(3).