School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Communication Disorders

Audiology Student Spotlight


At the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Doctor of Audiology students, Mahsa Abedi and Adele Ory, gave poster presentations.

Mahsa Abedi presented two posters. Her poster, “The Audiologist's Role in Determining Cochlear Function After Gunshot Injury to the Temporal Bone,” explored the importance of audiological evaluation in the management of temporal bone trauma. “Interprofessional Management of a Child with Vascular Compression of the Cochleovestibular Nerve: A Case Report” was an interdisciplinary report that highlighted the importance of collaboration between Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The case report demonstrated successful interdisciplinary assessment, intervention, and monitoring of a child with neurovascular conflict of the cochleovestibular nerve, pulsatile tinnitus, and academic challenges.

Adele Ory's poster “Early Intervention Enrollment Rates and Hearing Aid Fittings Among Early-Identified Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Children in Louisiana,” presented data from the Louisiana Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (LA EHDI) Information System for children born from 2019-2020 to determine percentages of children receiving early intervention and barriers to care. Results indicated that 66% of infants identified as Deaf or Hard of Hearing enrolled in early intervention by 6 months and only 44% of eligible children received hearing aid devices by 6 months.