This text course provides an overview of the role of the audiologist as an expert witness, with examples from actual court cases. This article is written in an engaging Q & A format.
Course created on January 4, 2015
- After this course learners will be able to provide examples of the types of cases where an audiologist may be called in as an expert witness.
- After this course learners will be able to explain the qualities of a good expert witness, and tips for audiologists who may be engaged in that role.
- After this course learners will be able to explain the basic stages involved the jurisprudence process, and why and how audiologist may be consulted at various times in the process.
Tom Thunder, AuD, FAAA, INCE
Dr. Tom Thunder is an audiologist and acoustical engineer based outside Chicago. After obtaining his audiology degree, Tom completed post-graduate training in acoustics at the Illinois Institute of Technology. As an adjunct faculty member at Northern Illinois University, Salus University, and Rush University, he teaches courses in audiology, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and noise. Before teaching, he owned an audiology practice for 18 years where he conducted hearing examinations and dispensed hearing aids. Outside of teaching, he consults on hearing and noise issues, works on forensic cases, and conducts audiometric testing seminars. His current field of interest is the use of induction loop technology in overcoming adverse acoustics. Tom is a member of the AAA, the National Hearing Conservation Association, and the Acoustical Society of America. He is a past-president of the Illinois Academy of Audiology and the Chicago Regional Chapter of the Acoustical Society.
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