Lexington, Ky.—The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), is pleased to announce that Rita Chaiken, Au.D., of Atlanta, Georgia has been elected to serve as the ADA President for the 2016 program year. Dr. Chaiken was installed as ADA President during the Opening General Session of the ADA Convention on Friday, November 13, 2015.
“I am incredibly honored to serve my peers as president of our illustrious organization,” said Dr. Chaiken. “I look forward to working with ADA members and the Board of Directors to achieve ADA objectives, enhance member engagement and continue ADA’s rich history of innovation.”
Shepherding the Audiology Patient Choice Act through Congress, launching new educational and leadership programs and delivering tools and resources that will help audiologists succeed in a disruptive environment are among the many initiatives that Dr. Chaiken and the ADA Board will undertake in the coming year.
“Dr. Chaiken’s commitment to ADA members is unrivaled,” said ADA Executive Director, Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE, “as is her dedication to advancing public policy initiatives that fulfill the ADA mission of best practices and autonomous practice in the profession of audiology. Her energy, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit will serve ADA well in the coming year.”
About Dr. Chaiken
Dr. Chaiken currently serves as a consultant for Atlanta Hearing Associates, a private practice with four locations in Georgia. She is a leading expert in cerumen management and teaches cerumen management courses in North America. Dr. Chaiken is an adjunct instructor at Salus University Osborne College of Audiology and was named the 2014 Salus University College of Audiology Alumnus of the Year. Her previous experience includes founding a private audiology practice, which she owned and operated for 12 years and serving on the State of Georgia Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Chaiken also served as a regional manager for a hearing instrument manufacturer for three years. Dr. Chaiken has been a member of ADA since 1981 and a member of the ADA Board of Directors since 2010.
About the Academy of Doctors of Audiology
The Academy of Doctors of Audiology is dedicated to the advancement of practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy and sound business practices in the provision of quality audiologic care. ADA provides programming, services and resources to audiologists and students who are, or who desire to be autonomous practitioners. Visit www.audiologist.org for more information.