When I was a child, I was fascinated with Helen Keller’s story and her lifelong challenges living with deafness and blindness. She stated in her autobiography that her blindness separated her from things and that her deafness separated her from people. That passage stuck with me over the years. Add to that the fact that my father is an audiologist and a brilliant pianist, and you can see my path was pretty much written in the stars! Growing up as a witness to his love of music and passion for the profession really ingrained in me the possibilities the field holds in terms of helping people connect with the world through sound. This content is an exclusive benefit for American Academy of Audiology members. If you're a member, log in and you'll get immediate access. Member Login If you're not yet a member, you'll be interested to know that joining not only gives you access to top-notch resources like this one, but also invitations to member-only events, inclusion in the member directory, participation in professional forums, and access to patient resources, tools, and continuing education. Join today!