In January 2020, seven-third year audiology doctoral students and two clinical professors, Dr. Ianthe Dunn-Murad and Dr. Rose Valvezan had the unique and humbling opportunity to travel with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to El Salvador, Central America to provide hearing services to over 1,200 individuals with hearing loss and hearing impairments.
News from the Long Island Doctor of Audiology Consortium
Class of 2022 students Camden Orologio and Pallavi (Pooja) Sobun won the American Doctors of Audiology Student Business Plan Competition with a $5,000 award. They presented their business plan live during the annual American Doctors of Audiology convention this week in Dallas Texas. They were one of four finalist teams nationwide.
Watch the video here
Congratulations to Dr. Shruti Deshpande, 3rd year AuD student- Shannon C, and Dr. Aniruddha Deshpande on the clinical-research poster presentation at #ASHA2022. Great job on your research that was selected to receive the meritorious poster award!
Congratulations to our AuD student Mansi Roy who received the American Academy of Audiology Foundation Student Travel Award Reimbursement (STAR) to attend AAA 2023+HearTECH Expo. She will present two posters with AuD Faculty Dr. Akshay Maggu.
Roy, M.S., Seiling, L., Rowell, T., & Maggu, A.R. (2023). Effect of interaction of learning schedule and cognitive performance on auditory training. To be presented at the American Academy of Audiology Conference to be held in April 2023.
Maggu, A.R., Roy M.S., & Giorgou, M. (2023). Testing the effect of cognitive performance on basic auditory processing. To be presented at the American Academy of Audiology Conference to be held in April 2023.
Congratulations to Dr. Shruti Deshpande who is the recipient of ‘The Faculty Research Consortium Excellence in Community Based Outcomes and Poverty Research Award’ for the year 2022 at St. John’s University.
Dr. Thomas participated in a DEI Speech IQ livestream conversation with Dawn Cotter Jenkins. If you missed it, you can catch the recording on DEI Speech IQ LinkedIn.
Congratulations to our Long Island Speech and Hearing Association’s 2022 Joan Fox Award recipients: Adelphi University – Natalie Grodecki; Hofstra University – Michelle Kiedaisch; St. John’s University – Jada Quinlan.
Congratulations to our audiology professors, Drs. Aniruddha Deshpande and Akshay Maggu for receiving Hofstra University Faculty Research Development grants. Dr. Deshpande is looking at the micro-level analysis of tinnitus data on social media platforms and Dr. Maggu is investigating the dissociation of subcortical speech versus language processing via differential phonotactic sensitivity. Well done!
Congratulations to Dr. Aniruddha Deshpande on his new textbook ‘Tinnitus: Advances in Prevention, Assessment, and Management’ which is available through Plural Publishing.
Congratulations to Drs. Doron Milstein and Rose Valvezan on their retirements. Both are looking forward to spending more time with their families. Welcome Dr. Akshay Maggu and Dr. Denise Passerieux. Dr. Maggu comes to us from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. His area of interest includes auditory processing. Dr. Passerieux made the short trip from Hofstra’s Saltzman Center to the St. John’s Speech and Hearing Center.
Congratulating our very own Dr. Yula Serpanos, and our wonderful AUD students Jasmin Butler, Karina Nunez, and Lucia Gambino for their publication, “Adapting Audiology Procedures During the Pandemic: Validity and Efficacy of Testing Outside a Sound Booth”, published by the American Journal of Audiology: pubs.asha.org
Faculty and students of the Long Island Audiology (AuD) Consortium are proud supporters of the healthy hearing discipline of healthy athletes which provides comprehensive hearing screenings and follow-up recommendations during the Special Olympic games.
In January 2019, fifteen students and two clinical faculty members of the Long Island Doctor of Audiology Consortium joined the Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF) as part of their Global-Based Hearing Health Care program, “So the World May Hear,” and traveled to Peru, South America to provide free hearing healthcare and services to underserved communities.
On September 23, 2018 the Long Island Au.D. Consortium, Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Chapter fundraised for and participated in the 2018 NYC Walk 4 Hearing in Riverside Park.
This past fall semester, six current 4th year students, including one alumni of the Class of 2017 and faculty from the Long Island Doctor of Audiology Consortium traveled to the Philippines and India to provide free hearing healthcare and services in underserved communities.
In May 2018, six students and two clinical faculty members of the Long Island Doctor of Audiology Consortium traveled to Guatemala, Central America, for seven days to provide free hearing healthcare and services to underserved communities.
As part of the Long Island Au.D. Consortium, several first and second year Audiology students provided free hearing screenings to students from the Hempstead school district.