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Ida Announces New Advisory Board

Ida Announces New Advisory Board

Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:54 PMBy Amanda Farah Cox

The Ida Institute is pleased to announce the latest incarnation of our Advisory Board. The new Advisory Board, which meets for two-year fixed terms, will welcome David A. Zapala, PhD.

David brings broad insights to the Advisory Board from his role as an associate professor of audiology at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Foundation; to his position as a senior consultant in otorhinolaryngology and the chair of the Audiology Division at the Mayo Clinic Florida; to his research in vestibular and balance disorders. He has also served on the American Board of Audiology, the American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors, and the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine Committee on the Accessibility and Affordability of Hearing Healthcare.

David joins our continuing Advisory Board members:

Louise Hickson, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Professor of Audiology
Head of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Co-Director of the Communication Disability Centre
The University of Queensland, AUS 

Lucille Beck, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Director of Audiology and Speech Pathology Service 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, US

De Wet Swanepoel, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
University of Pretoria, ZA

Deborah Ferarri, Ph.D.
Professor, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Department, School of Dentistry of Bauru
University of São Paulo, BR 

Uwe Hermann
Senior Director and Head of Eriksholm Research Centre, DK

Darcy Benson, AuD
Audiologist and practice owner
California Hearing Center and Audiology Services, Inc., US

Melanie Gregory
CEO, Ear Foundation, UK

Ida wishes to thank our departing Advisory Board member Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, who joined the Advisory Board in 2014. Christine has provided valuable insights from the pediatric world of hearing healthcare, and we thank her for her hard work and dedication. 

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