Lisa H. Sutherland, M.S., CCC-A

Educational Audiologist/Managing Director

Audability, PLLC

EDUCATION:         

Master of Science, Audiology, Vanderbilt University, May, 1990

Bachelor of Science, Audiology and Speech Pathology,

James Madison University, Magna Cum Laude, May, 1988  

EXPERIENCE:

Audability, PLLC (March 2013-present): Provide audiologic support services to students including hearing aid and FM electroacoustic verification/programming/troubleshooting and repair as well as consultation and information to students, families, educational staff, and community agencies regarding audiologic test procedures, hearing assistive technology and support services for students with hearing loss.

Round Rock Independent School District (August 2005-June 2013), Leander Independent School District (November 2006-present), Del Valle Independent School District (October 2006-May 2007): Provide eligible elementary through high school students with audiologic support in the classroom including FM selection, programming and repair, hearing aid assessment, programming, troubleshooting/repair as well as consultative services to families, community agencies, and local educational staff regarding hearing, hearing loss, audiological test procedures, assistive technology and available support services for children with hearing loss.

Texas Parent to Parent (2007-2009):  Provide resource information and support to parents of children with disabilities and other special needs, match trained support volunteers and requesting parents, and assist in the organization of an annual conference.

Texas School for the Deaf (August 2002-September 2006):  Provide middle and high school students with ongoing diagnostic audiologic evaluations, hearing aid fittings, hearing aid troubleshooting and repair.

Region XIII Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (August 1996-June 2001):  Provide ongoing, diagnostic audiologic evaluations to eligible students ages 0-22 years; hearing aid fittings on infants and toddlers ages 0-3 years; FM system evaluations and fittings via electroacoustic analysis and Real Ear measurement; maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of hearing aids and FM; consultative services to families, community agencies, and local educational staff regarding hearing, hearing loss, audiological test procedures, assistive technology and available support services for children with hearing loss; assist in the planning and presentation of  quarterly continuing education and support group meetings for teachers working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing; participate in Annual Review and Dismissal (ARD) meetings of eligible students.

Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Institute of South Texas, (August 1993-August 1996):  Initiate and conduct all audiologic services for a three physician, private, pediatric otolaryngology practice, including behavioral assessment, immittance measures, and school hearing screenings.

The University of Texas at Austin (Spring semester, 1996):  Organize, promote and supervise audiology and speech pathology graduate and undergraduate students conducting three separate weekly aural rehabilitation sessions.

Otologic Associates (August 1991-August 1993):  Conduct adult and pediatric behavioral hearing evaluations, Auditory Brainstem Response (neurodiagnosis, threshold search, intraoperative monitoring and neonatal screenings), Electrocochleography, Otoacoustic Emissions, hearing aid evaluations/consultations/fittings and repairs, Real Ear measurement, Middle Latency Response, Electronystagmography, Posturography, Rotational Chair testing, Electroneuronography, and assist in cochlear implant eligibility evaluations and mappings.

Communication Disorder Unit, State University of New York Health Science Center, (Clinical Fellowship Year: June 1990-May 1991):  Conduct adult and pediatric hearing evaluations, hearing aid evaluations, nursing home hearing aid monitoring and hearing screenings, participate as a multidisciplinary team member for the Health Science Center’s cleft palate clinic and complete speech and language screenings on pediatric audiology patients.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS/LICENSES:

American Speech, Language and Hearing Association: member, 1990-present

Texas Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing License: 1991-present

American Academy of Audiology: Fellow, 1990-2001, 2009

Texas Academy of Audiology: member, 2000

American Auditory Society: member, 1991-1992 and 1999-2000

Tennessee Speech, Language and Hearing Association: 1988-1989