Speakers and Ida Faculty Members

At each of our seminar series, we invite a group of highly esteemed and respected subject matter experts to guide us along our shared journey of learning, exploration and collaboration.  We refer to this group of experts as the Ida Faculty. Faculty members are chosen based on the topic that will be explored and discussed during the seminar series.

The Ida Faculty play a key role in both the development and ongoing collaboration at each seminar series. Before each series, we collaborate with the faculty members to develop a robust process plan. The plan outlines the path we intend to travel during the seminar series. Creating this plan in partnership with the faculty members ensures that we closely work with the given topic at hand.

During the seminar, faculty members conduct lectures by drawing upon their remarkable insight and subject matter expertise. These lectures provide a sturdy foundation of knowledge from which the entire seminar can venture forth and explore new territory and break new ground through the creation of new tools and methods.

Our collaboration with the faculty does not end with the conclusion of the seminar series. After the seminar series, we work closely with faculty members to continue exploring the given topic, further develop created tools, and to add to the existing resources on our website.

Our faculty members have included researchers and practitioners from both inside and outside the hearing care community. We strive to recruit experts in diverse disciplines, thereby providing us with a more holistic view of the hearing health care world.

Adam Beckman

Head of Audiology Services at the Plymouth (UK) Hospitals NHS Trust.
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Theresa Chisolm

Professor and Chair of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of South Florida. 
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Berth Danermark

Professor of Sociology at The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping University and Örebro University. 
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Louise Hickson

Professor and Head of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Co-Director of the Communication Disability Center at the University of Queensland.
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Sarah Lewis

Managing Director of Appreciating Change, a consulting company focused on change management and business psychology.
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Patricia McCarthy

Professor and Program Director of the Doctor of Audiology Program of Rush University.
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Christopher Lind

Audiologist, Speech Pathologist, University educator. Faculty member of Ida Institute's Living Well seminar series.
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Jean-Piere Gagne

A professor at Université de Montreal, Canada, interested in
the non-amplification aspects of audiological rehabilitation.
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Lesley Jones

Qualitative researcher in deafness, hearing impairment including ethnicity and narrative based medicine.
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David Fabry

Chief at the University of Miller School of Medicine in Miami.  Past President of the American Academy of Audiology. 
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Jill Preminger

Dr. Jill Preminger has an active clinical research program which is focused on adult audiologic rehabilitation.
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Joseph J. Montano

Chief of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, NY Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center.
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Kristina English

Has authored four books, twelve chapters, and over 100 papers. Active with the American Academy of Audiology.
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Lorraine Gailey

Completed a degree in psychology and PhD in the psychology of lipreading at Queens University Belfast.
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John Greer Clark

An Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and president of Clark Audiology.
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Harvey Abrams

Director of Research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center at the VA Healthcare System Medical Center in Bay Pines.
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Sam Trychin

Conducts training programs, classes, and workshops for people who are hard of hearing and professionals who provide services.
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Tjørnhøj Thomsen

Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. She lives outside of Copenhagen with her family.
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Christine de Placido

Lecturer and program leader for Audiology Department at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
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Dafydd Stephens

Professor S.D.G. Dafydd Stephens, Honorary Professor of Audiological medicine at the Welsh Hearing Institute, Cardiff University. 
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Previous Seminars

Managing Change

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Motivational Engagement

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Living Well with hearing loss

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Communication Partnerships

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Cochlear Implant Journey

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Defining Hearing

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