At the May 3 meeting of the NYC Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, from 6:00-7:30pm, Dr. Barbara Weinstein, Professor & Founding Executive Officer of the Doctor of Audiology Program, (Au.D.) at the CUNY Graduate Center, will talk with Alexis Leiderman, a third-year doctoral student at CUNY who graduates next month, and Dr. Sophie Racine, who received her Doctor of Audiology degree from CUNY after completing her audiology residency at Montefiore Medical Center.
They’ll discuss why they chose audiology as a profession, what has changed in the field of audiology, what to look for in an audiologist, and their interest in treating younger adults as part of their future practices.
Dr. Barbara E. Weinstein received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she began her academic career as a young faculty member. She will be awarded the distinguished alumnus award from Teachers College, Columbia University in the Fall, 2022. A Professor and Founding Executive Officer of the Health Sciences Doctoral Programs at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Dr. Weinstein also holds a position as an Adjunct Professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. The author of both editions of Geriatric Audiology, Dr. Weinstein is a 2017 recipient of the ASHA Louis DiCarlo Award and a 2016 recipient of the New York State Speech, Language and Hearing Association Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award. Professor Weinstein developed the world’s most widely used tool to identify patients with hearing loss which has been translated into 20+ different languages and is used globally to document the negative health effects associated with age related hearing loss and the outcomes associated with hearing aid use, audiologic rehabilitation, and counseling.
Dr. Sophie Racine received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from The Graduate Center-City University of New York and currently works at Montefiore Medical Center. Her clinical interests include diagnoses of adult and pediatric hearing loss, auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing, otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing, and audiological rehabilitation, including management of amplification (ie hearing aids, cochlear implants and osseointegrated auditory devices) for the adult and pediatric populations. She completed her undergraduate work at Hamilton College, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender Studies. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Racine worked as an associate at AIG investment. When she is not working, Dr. Racine enjoys spending time with her pup, Ruby.
Alexis Leiderman is a third-year audiology student at The Graduate Center-City University of New York and will be at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center for her residency. Her clinical interests include pediatric audiology, cochlear implants, implantable and non-implantable modes of amplification for adults and pediatrics, and diagnosis of hearing loss. Alexis is also a research associate for the Columbia University Irving Medical Center Cochlear Implant Music Enjoyment Group and is about to start her term in July 2022 as President of the national Student Academy of Audiology (SAA). Alexis received her Bachelor of Science from Binghamton University in Integrative Neuroscience. Outside of audiology, Alexis loves playing her flute for the New York City Flute Choir, singing, and spending time with friends and family!
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The New York City Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America is a vibrant community dedicated to helping people with hearing loss lead more satisfying and productive lives. At the chapter’s monthly meetings, speakers address topics such as hearing aids and hearing-aid alternatives, assistive technology, interpersonal strategies, and advocacy initiatives. Those of you who are interested can find information about our organization on our chapter website by clicking here.