Gloria D. Garner, AuD
Senior Audiologist, University Health Care System, Augusta, GA; Adjunct Faculty, Audiology, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ
BS: Audiology and Speech Pathology, The University of Georgia, 1984
Med: Audiology, The University of Georgia, 1986
AuD: Audiology, Salus University, 2003
I absolutely love being an audiologist, and it is an exciting professional honor to be nominated to serve as member-at-large at such a pivotal time. As we gain professional autonomy and public recognition as a doctoring profession, we as an Academy have the opportunity to model an exemplary commitment to openness, transparency, and high ethical standards. Our primary focus as audiologists should be putting our patients' needs first while delivering innovative technologies that improve their quality of life. It is crucial for the public to understand the collaboration needed between audiologists, researchers, scientists, and engineers to achieve the best clinical outcomes for our patients.
From my perspective, there are four major priorities for our profession:
- Continue on the path to full professional autonomy, with recognition by all government and regulatory agencies as a directly accessible doctoring profession
- Recognize, recruit, and mentor bright students as future leaders, clinicians, researchers, and educators in the field.
- Standardization of the academic and clinical training of AuD students.
- Continue to foster mutually fruitful relationships with manufacturers of hearing health care products while maintaining appropriate ethical boundaries as professional health care providers.
If I am elected to serve, I am committed to working diligently with the Board of Directors to build upon the healthy foundation that has already been established and participate in our profession's future growth.
Areas of Special Interest
- Cochlear Implants
- Ethics and Professionalism
- Infant Hearing
- Hearing Aids
- Aural Rehabilitation
National SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing) Professional Advisor of the Year for 1999; City of Augusta's Mayor's Award for Volunteer Service to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Augusta, Georgia
Educational Advisor to Augusta Chapter of Self-Help for Hard of Hearing, 1997–2001;
Clinical Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology for ENT Residency Program, Senior Audiologist/Director of Cochlear Implant Program, The Medical College of Georgia, 1996–2006; Adjunct Online Instructor (Taught Ethics and Aural Rehabilitation), Salus University, Georges S. Osborne School of Audiology, 2004–2009; Committee Member, Ethical Practices Committee, American Academy of Audiology, 2005–2010; Chair, Ethical Practices Committee, 2007-2009 and 2012–present; Editorial and Review Boards for Audiology Online and Healthy Hearing, 2005–present; Education Specialist, Built from the ground up the largest online cochlear implant community, Advanced Bionics Corporation, 2006–2008); Adjunct Faculty (Teaching Leadership and Professionalism), A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, 2009–present; Senior Audiologist, University Health Care System, 2009–present.