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Drs. Cavitt and Chaiken Elected to Lead Transcendent National Audiology Organization

(Lexington, Ky.)—The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), is pleased to announce that Kim Cavitt, Au.D., of Chicago, Illinois, has been elected to serve as its President for 2015.

“Dr. Cavitt brings the perfect mix of knowledge, passion and dedication to ADA that will ensure it continues to provide unrivaled resources and advocacy for its members and the broader audiology community,” said ADA Executive Director, Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE. “She epitomizes the thoughtful, forward-thinking approach that is necessary to deliver high-quality, patient-centered audiologic care.”

Dr. Cavitt was installed as ADA President during the Annual Member Business Meeting on Friday, November 7th. During the ceremony, Rita Chaiken, Au.D., of Atlanta, Georgia, was installed as ADA’s President-Elect for the upcoming program year.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve as president of the leading national professional association committed to the autonomous practice of audiology and driven by best business and clinical practices,” said Dr. Cavitt. “I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and our members to advance ADA’s mission and the profession of audiology.”

About Dr. Cavitt
Since 2001, Dr. Cavitt has operated her own Audiology consulting firm, Audiology Resources, Inc., located in Chicago, Illinois. Audiology Resources provides comprehensive operational and reimbursement consulting services to hearing healthcare clinics, providers, organizations, buying groups, and manufacturers who want to be better equipped to compete in the managed care and healthcare arenas. In addition to her service on the ADA board of directors, Dr. Cavitt is a member of the State of Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University.

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 travels extensively providing training for students and audiologists alike. Dr. Chaiken is an Adjunct Professor of Audiology at Salus University 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. 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.

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