12th Annual Coalition for Global Hearing Health
January 20-22, 2022 • Fully Virtual
Coalition for Global Hearing Health 2022. Virtual Global Conference. 20 - 22 January 2022. 14h00 - 17h30 (CET)

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10/26/2019  |   10:30 AM - 11:45 AM   |  Ventana Ballroom B

Dual Impressions: Faculty and Student Perspectives in Global Audiology Training and Education

Through the Salus University AuD Bridge program, faculty engage with audiologists from around the world. The teaching experience leaves a lasting impression on faculty as we learn how cultural differences and practices impact audiology services globally. This presentation will present a snapshot of the perspectives of faculty and students gained from the teaching and learning process. For faculty, we will share how cultural differences, working environments, student experiences, and motivation to improve local audiology services have influenced our teaching practices. From students, we will share how coursework in habilitation, counseling, and educational audiology have influenced their practices as well as the challenges with implementation in contexts with limited resources.

  • Participants will describe two faculty teaching practices that have been influenced by instruction in the International AuD Bridge program.
  • Participants will describe one challenge that students have experienced in implementing learned practices in their local communities.
  • Participants will describe key practices that students have identified as most meaningful to their local practice as a result of the International AuD Bridge program.

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Cheryl DeConde Johnson (POC,Primary Presenter), Salus University and The ADEvantage consulting and ,;
4. Cheryl provides consultation and facilitation regarding initiatives in audiology, deaf education, and systems improvement through her consulting practice, The ADEvantage- Audiology-Deaf Education vantage. In addition she has adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Arizona and Salus University. Cheryl is co-founder and former President of the Board of Directors for Hands & Voices.

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Giri Sundar (Co-Presenter), Salus University,;
Dr. Girija Sundar is Director of Distance Education and Assistant Professor, Salus University Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sundar is responsible for the Distance Education initiatives including Advanced Studies Certificate Programs, the second generation online AuD-Bridge degree Program for audiologists in the USA and international audiology community and International Hybrid MSc in Clinical Audiology Program. In her current capacity, she is responsible for developing academic programs for practicing clinicians across the world. Dr, Sundar had a clinical practice in Audiology and Hearing aids for over 25 years in Northern New Jersey. Dr. Sundar’s worked as director of business development for Starkey International and was based in India for three years from 2006. Dr. Sundar was awarded a PhD and MPhil in Hearing Sciences from City University of New York, M.S. in Communication Disorders/Audiology and B.S. degree in Speech Pathology from William Patterson College, Wayne, NJ

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