Elizabeth Aspell Ryan

Elizabeth Aspell Ryan

Elizabeth Aspell Ryan, AuD, is a senior audiologist at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health in Edison, New Jersey.

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The ABCs of Healthy Hearing

Audiology in the Past

The very beginning of the audiology profession had its roots in counseling. Until June of 1978, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) banned hearing aid dispensing. Therefore, most audiologists did not dispense hearing aids in the early years of our profession. Instead, they worked with veterans suffering otologic complaints alongside physicians, speech pathologists, psychologists, and other professionals. 

Topic(s): audiology, Hearing Aids, Patient care, Audibility, Brain Training, Compensation, Strategies, Hearing