Jessica Novak, AuD, PASC, is a member of the Academy’s Health Care Relations Committee. If you’d like to learn more, you can visit the committee page for a list of charges and initiatives, or review any of our other committees and councils.
What is your background in audiology?
I am the lead audiologist at Children’s Minnesota. I specialize in pediatrics.
Why do you volunteer with the Academy?
For the sense of community. The ability to meet audiologists from around the country and world. Feeling like I am making a difference in our profession.
What about your profession inspires you or feels most important to you?
Working with families.
If you could produce a piece of art (painting, book, music, etc.) what would you create and why?
I really like large sculpture installations.
Which person from the past would you like to have dinner with if given the chance?
I would switch it from dinner to a walk. I think it would have to be my grandfather.
Interesting in volunteering? Check out the current available opportunities here under “How to Apply.”
What is your background in audiology? When I startedlege, I was a linguistics major who thought I wanted to get a PhD. After a semester of modifying vowel formants, I swore off research as something I could NEVER do for my whole life and decided that speech-language pathology felt like a more applied use of…
What is your background in audiology? Early in my career, I didn’t venture too far out of the adult diagnostic and amplification worlds. While the work was rewarding, I felt that I wanted to do expand my services and continue to grow as an audiologist. When I was hired at the Pittsburgh veterans association (VA),…
What is your background in audiology? In college I was going to school to be a physical therapist (PT). When I was a junior in college, my brother had a head injury that caused dizziness. He was tested by an audiologist and was diagnosed with a unilateral weakness, and that is how I learned about…