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Abram Bailey, Au.D.

CEO, Hearing Tracker
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Abram Bailey is a leading expert on consumer technology in the audiology industry. He is a staunch advocate for patient-centered hearing care and audiological best practices, and welcomes any technological innovation...Abram Bailey is a leading expert on consumer technology in the audiology industry. He is a staunch advocate for patient-centered hearing care and audiological best practices, and welcomes any technological innovation that improves access to quality hearing outcomes. Dr. Bailey holds an Au.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read More >

Alicia Spoor, Au.D.

Owner, Designer Audiology
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Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D. is the owner of Designer Audiology, LLC, located in Highland, Maryland. Previously, she was part of the cochlear implant and hearing aid teams at the Mayo Clinic...Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D. is the owner of Designer Audiology, LLC, located in Highland, Maryland. Previously, she was part of the cochlear implant and hearing aid teams at the Mayo Clinic Arizona and worked at two private audiology practices around the Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. areas. Dr. Spoor received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Michigan... Read More >

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, California State University at Northridge
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Alison Freeman, Ph.D. received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and theatre arts from the University of California and doctorate from International University. She works half time at California...Alison Freeman, Ph.D. received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and theatre arts from the University of California and doctorate from International University. She works half time at California State University at Northridge as a staff psychologist working with students with hearing loss, is an adjunct professor at Cal Lutheran and has a private practice. Dr. Freeman was diagnosed with a moderate-severe hearing loss at age 3. Read More >

Barbara Kelley

Executive Director, HLAA
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Barbara Kelley became executive director in March 2016. Hired by Founder Rocky Stone in 1988, Barbara has been a part of the organization’s growth, serving as editor for the award-winning...Barbara Kelley became executive director in March 2016. Hired by Founder Rocky Stone in 1988, Barbara has been a part of the organization’s growth, serving as editor for the award-winning magazine for more than 28 years. Her position as editor allowed her to influence attitudes, establish lexicon, and give people credible, reliable and timely information, and support, through the printed word. She has also helped manage the office team, served... Read More >

Bill Barkeley

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 “Life without limits” is not just a saying or part of a title; it is how Bill lives his life. Challenges inherent to vision and hearing loss have not impeded... “Life without limits” is not just a saying or part of a title; it is how Bill lives his life. Challenges inherent to vision and hearing loss have not impeded Bill’s love for adventure − Bill has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and sailed a 50-foot catamaran using GPS! Bill serves on the board of directors of No Barriers USA and is a community ambassador for Hear the World. Read More >

Brad Ingrao, Au.D.

Audiologist, VA Long Beach Healthcare System
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Brad Ingrao, Au.D. is employed by the VA Long Beach Healthcare System and has been involved with HLAA for more than 20 years. He is active in several chapters in...Brad Ingrao, Au.D. is employed by the VA Long Beach Healthcare System and has been involved with HLAA for more than 20 years. He is active in several chapters in southern California and serves as the professional adviser to the HLAA-City of Orange Chapter. Dr. Ingrao is known as an early adopter of technologies, a computer geek and an author and lecturer who makes complex topics understandable. He has been... Read More >

Brenda Battat, MS, MCSP

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Brenda Battat, MS, MCSP is a former executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She worked at HLAA for 20 years in a variety of positions including acting...Brenda Battat, MS, MCSP is a former executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She worked at HLAA for 20 years in a variety of positions including acting executive director, deputy executive director, and director of public policy and state development. Ms. Brenda Battat has a profound hearing loss and uses a cochlear implant and hearing aid for better hearing. She has a master’s degree in counseling from... Read More >

Christine Cassel, M.D.

President and CEO, National Quality Forum
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A pioneering woman in health care, Christine Cassel, M.D. is President and CEO of National Quality Forum, a nonprofit organization working to improve health and healthcare for all Americans through...A pioneering woman in health care, Christine Cassel, M.D. is President and CEO of National Quality Forum, a nonprofit organization working to improve health and healthcare for all Americans through quality measurements. She was the first woman chair at the American Board of Internal Medicine, first woman president of the American College of Physicians, and the first woman dean of Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Cassel is also one... Read More >

Chuck Conaty

Business Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
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Chuck Conaty joined ODEP in December 2002 and currently oversees contracts that support ODEP’s communications and outreach activities as well as coordinates key ODEP alliances. Chuck also manages ODEP’s online...Chuck Conaty joined ODEP in December 2002 and currently oversees contracts that support ODEP’s communications and outreach activities as well as coordinates key ODEP alliances. Chuck also manages ODEP’s online clearinghouse to fulfill customer requests for disability-related materials and gathers and analyzes ODEP outreach data. Before joining ODEP in December 2002, Chuck held executive and senior positions with large public and small private and public companies both domestically and internationally,... Read More >

Clifford Olson, Au.D.

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Dr. Olson is a Board Certified Audiologist and holds his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Olson is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, a...Dr. Olson is a Board Certified Audiologist and holds his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Olson is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and holds his Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). He is also an adjunct lecturer for the Department of Speech & Hearing Science at his alma mater.  In 2006, following his service as... Read More >