What is your background in audiology?
My background in audiology includes working as a clinical and dispensing audiologist in hospitals, ENT offices, and private practices. I have a passion for public speaking and research as well.
Why do you volunteer with the Academy?
The only way we can support our profession and gain autonomy as audiologists is to support and help the Academy to create awareness about audiology. It also helps to understand how much the Academy is contributing to the profession. In addition, as volunteers, you get to meet and interact with both local and national audiology peers who end up becoming good friends!
Are you superstitious? Or do you have any rituals for positive outcomes?
I don’t consider myself superstitious, I believe in hard work and perseverance that helps achieve positive outcomes.
If you suddenly developed a remarkable talent or skill, what would you want it to be?
I would love the ability to be more creative.
Is there anyone you never had the chance to thank properly (even for a random act of kindness), what would you say to them now?
I have experienced random acts of kindness on many occasions. I would like to thank them all and I appreciate their acts from the bottom of my heart. Kindness makes this world a better place!
Learn more about how you can volunteer and apply for open positions here.
Han Nguyen, AuD, is a member of the Outreach Committee. What is your background in audiology? I received my doctorate in audiology from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. My clinical experience includes underserved populations, patients with special needs, pediatrics, electrophysiological testing, and vestibular assessment. I developed my skills in diagnostics, electrophysiology, and vestibular…
Tracy Murphy, AuD, is a member of the Practice Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC). What is your background in audiology? I have practiced audiology at North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab, a private practice in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago, since 1993 when I graduated with my Master’s degree from Northwestern University. I subsequently obtained my AuD from…
Melanie Vazquez, AuD, is a member of the AAA Program Committee. What is your background in audiology? I am a clinical Audiologist with Swedish Medical Group in Seattle and currently provide adult diagnostics and hearing aids, pediatric behavioral testing, and vestibular assessments. I received my AuD degree from the University of Washington and have been…