First Advisor

Deanna K. Meinke

First Committee Member

Diane Erdbruegger

Second Committee Member

Erinn Jimmerson

Degree Name

Doctor of Audiology

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Date Created



Hearing loss affects millions of people worldwide. The audiology profession strives to help all individuals achieve their communicative goals and needs, providing support and expertise to a deserving population. Audiologists themselves are not immune to the challenges of hearing differences themselves. This project has two main objectives to identify and discuss needs and challenges faced by audiologists, both within their professional field, as well as their educational upbringing, and to highlight specific accommodations that can enhance their professional success. The research phase of this project aims to develop a resource guide tailored to the needs of audiologists with hearing loss by highlighting current literature, discussing accommodations that are already in use, as well as future directions for this population. This project seeks to contribute to the success of all audiologists, by fostering awareness, advancing the field’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, and empowering professionals to continue to deliver high-quality hearing healthcare while breaking down barriers to their professional advancement.

Abstract Format



60 pages

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Copyright is held by the author.