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.
Jackie Clark, PhD, is a clinical audiologist, professor of audiology, and researcher. She is also the new President of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). While on an annual working trip to South Africa, Jackie answered a few questions about...