Each year, at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Audiology, five (5) students are selected to present their research at the prestigious Student Research Forum. This is a blinded process where the reviewers do not know the student’s affiliation or mentor. This year, Kristi Oeding was selected as one of the five awardees. She will be presenting a summary of her capstone project, which evaluated the effectiveness of the directional microphone in the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) for patients with single sided deafness. Currently Kristi is completing an additional one-year clinical research training fellowship in the Division of Adult Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology under the mentorship of Michael Valente, Ph.D,. prior to beginning her fourth-year externship. At the completion of her training, Kristi will earn both an Au.D. and a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (M.S.C.I) degree.
This is the 5th time in the past 4 years a student from the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) has been selected for this prestigious award. Be sure to mark this event on your calendar if you are attending the upcoming AAA meeting!