UT Dallas professor named president of American Academy of Audiology

The AAA consists of more than 12,000 member audiologists. | File photo
Jackie Clark, a University of Texas Dallas clinical professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, recently began her term as president of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

“The academy really is the voice of audiology. I’m looking forward to using my new role to help make a difference for audiologists all over the country,” Clark said. “The American Academy of Audiology speaks for the profession of audiology, so elected officials will listen when AAA representatives come in to talk about potential bills and legislation.”

The AAA consists of more than 12,000 member audiologists and is dedicated to professional development, education, research and increased public awareness of disorders related to hearing and balance. Clark has served on its board for three years, and will serve as its president for one year, as well as a past president term of a further year.

In addition to her work with the AAA, Clark teaches audiology courses, sees clients, works in a teaching clinic and oversees volunteering efforts to provide audiology services in developing countries in Africa. She leads an annual trip overseas with students from the Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

“Jackie seeks to advance the profession through advocacy, education, public awareness and support of research,” head of the UT Dallas audiology program Colleen Le Prell said. “She is an advocate for patients, and an advocate for education that prepares future audiologists to be autonomous.”

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