LGBTQ+ Audiologist Round Table

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This special episode highlights audiologists who are members of the LGBTQ+ community and their contributions to the profession.

They discuss how their identities and careers intertwine and how to best foster an inclusive and compassionate clinical experience for LGBTQ+ providers and patients alike.

*Kathleen Wallace, Au.D. (She/her/hers) is an audiologist based in New York City. She works clinically for the largest healthcare system in New York State, virtually as the Head of Provider Education at Tuned, and in the classroom as an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. Kathleen also dabbles with social media, running an educational TikTok called the Ear Doc of TikTok. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife, their son, and dog.
*Cassie Fuller, Au.D. (she/her) is an industry audiologist based out of Chatham, NY. She currently works as a Clinical Education specialist serving New England, Downstate New York, and New Jersey. Cassie identifies as a lesbian and lives with her wife and rescue dog.
*Jonathan Neukam Au.D. CNIM (he/him) is a research audiologist based in New York City. He works in the Laboratory for Translational Auditory Research at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, focusing on the adaptation process after cochlear implantation. In addition, he is an adjunct assistant professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. Jonathan identifies as a gay man and lives with his partner Sebastian, their 19 year old cat, and two west highland terriers.
*Henry Botzum, AuD, (he/they) is an industry audiologist based in Massachusetts. He currently works as a Regional Sales Manager for New England in the hearing aid industry following his work as lead clinical audiologist at Berkshire Medical Center in Western Massachusetts. Henry is active in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging advocacy, presenting at National and Regional conferences and serves on the DEIB and Membership committees for AAA and as the Vice President of Clinical Practice for the Massachusetts Speech and Hearing Association. In addition to audiology, Henry holds advanced degrees in Music Performance.
*L. Dawn Flinn MS CCC-A is an audiologist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the owner of earEVERYTHING where she specializes in hearing conservation programs in motor sport. For the last 22 years, Dawn has worked with individual drivers, crew, safety staff, photographers and media, as well as their families. In addition she works as a contractor in industrial settings and with musicians for hearing protection and education.
*Kyle Langfitt, Au.D. (he/him) is a clinical audiologist based in Indiana. He currently works at a mid-sized hospital in rural Indiana with clinical interests in electrophysiology and cochlear implantation. Prior to becoming an audiologist, Kyle worked for nearly a decade as an American Sign Language interpreter. In his free time, he likes to explore new hiking trails and try new recipes.

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