Vickie B. Dionne, AuD
Associate Professor of Audiology, Audiology Program Director, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
BS: Speech, Lamar University, 1977
MS: Audiology, Lamar University, 1978
AuD: Salus University, 2004
The exuberance of the students in our AuD program at Lamar University and their commitment to becoming an audiologist never fails to re-inspire my love of the profession. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with these soon-to-be professionals and to be rejuvenated daily by their energy and excitement about audiology. As Academy members, each and every one of us deserves to have the opportunity to be refreshed and invigorated about audiology. I would like to work with the Academy to promote professional freshness and enthusiasm.
Audiologists everywhere are beginning to feel the squeeze from outside sources. Healthcare reform, over–the-counter and internet sale of hearing aids, un-licensed providers, and reduction in reimbursement are a real concern. These issues have us all concerned about the future of our profession and the hearing safety of our patients. The Academy has an established successful reputation as a voice for Audiologists and should continue to represent our interests at the national and state levels.
I am proud to be an audiologist and an Academy member. I would be honored to represent all of you as a board member for the American Academy of Audiology.
Areas of Special Interest
- Ethics and professionalism
- Telehealth Services for Audiology
- Discrepancies between University AuD curriculums
Member of the American Academy of Audiology Ethical Practices Committee, 2013–Present; Audiology Program Director for Lamar University Doctor of Audiology program, 2011–Present; Chair, American Academy of Audiology Professional Development Committee, 2009–2012; appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to serve as the Presiding Officer of the Texas Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Licensing Board, 2009–2011; appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as a member of the Texas Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Licensing Board, 2006–Present, faculty sponsor for Lamar University Chapter of the National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology, 2004–2009; Certified Audiologist with the American Board of Audiology; Fellow Member of the American Academy of Audiology; Fellow Member of the Texas Academy of Audiology; Certified Member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association; Fellow Member of the Texas Speech and Hearing Association.