Oticon, Inc announced that Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD has been promoted to Head of Audiology. In her new position, Ramachandran will be responsible for leading Oticon’s US audiological vision and strategic direction, supporting Oticon’s continued leadership in audiology and technology. She will report directly to Oticon President Gary Rosenblum.
Ramachandran joined Oticon in 2015 as the Education and Training Specialist for Oticon’s Mid-America region. Prior to joining Oticon, she served as a senior staff audiologist and research coordinator/scientist for the Henry Ford Hospital, a nationally recognized teaching hospital. In this role, she had extensive experience serving a diverse patient population in a tertiary care medical setting, according to Oticon’s announcement. She was instrumental in developing an inter-institutional clinical education agreement between the hospital and Wayne State University, establishing the hospital as the clinical education coordinating site for the university’s AuD program. A former president of the Michigan Academy of Audiology and member of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, Ramachandran is currently the President-Elect of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). She will assume the role of President in 2022.
“Virginia brings considerable experience in clinical and academic leadership to her new role,” said Rosenblum. “As a practicing audiologist caring for patients for many years, she also has a deep understanding of the important work hearing care professionals do every day to improve patients’ lives. I am confident that her knowledge-based approach and proven ability to lead and manage in a challenging hearing healthcare environment will enable Oticon to continue to deliver world-class support to our professional partners and their patients.”
Ramachandran is also an adjunct instructor of audiology at Wayne State University where she teaches courses in amplification. She has written extensively for professional journals and has co-authored three books on topics in audiology. She has conducted frequent state, national, and international presentations as an invited lecturer. She currently serves on the Audiology Editorial Board of Plural Publishing, Inc and participates as a reviewer for several academic journals.
Ramachandran earned an MSW, an AuD, and a PhD from Wayne State University and has studied instructional systems development at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. For more information about Oticon, Inc. visit: www.oticon.com.