Professor Jackie Clark joined the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) programme faculty in 1997, and is currently clinical professor UT Dallas' School of Behavioural & Brain Sciences. In addition, she has been awarded an appointment as research scholar with The University of The Witwatersrand, School of Speech and Hearing Therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa, and consults with Tong Ren Hospital in Beijing and University of Nairobi.

When in Texas, she carries a full teaching load and active clinical caseload involving paediatric assessment and remediation, as well as adult both at UT Dallas and her private practice in Rural Texas. Prof Clark is currently the immediate-past president of the American Academy of Audiology, co-Founder/co-Director of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health, and Managing Editor of the International Journal of Audiology.

In the United States, the terminal degree in audiology must now be a four-year postgraduate degree (AuD, PhD, ED) from an accredited university programme in order to obtain state licensure. The practice of audiology ranges greatly in depth and breadth: diagnostic hearing and balance/vestibular measures; remediation; habilitation/rehabilitation; counselling; consulting; etc. all provided within a wide array of practice settings and available technology.

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Using tele-audiology in Zambia’s ear and hearing care desert

Addressing the medical desert with tele-audiology and tele-education. If a ‘medical desert’ is defined as a community that lives more than 60 miles away from the nearest acute care hospital, then try to imagine an appropriate term for a situation...

Differing outcomes of three Sub-Saharan Africa journeys with the common goal of task sharing in audiology

Task sharing can be designed and implemented specific to the needs of each programme. Foundational principles of global health include developing local leadership as a means to successful sustainable service provision in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) or regions. It...

Global audiology during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected, and in some areas, put a complete hold on, audiology practice around the world. In April 2020, during the peak of the pandemic for many regions, our audiology Global Ambassadors provided their reports from their...