The Audiology Practice Standards Organization (APSO), the collaboration of audiologists working to establish standard practices in the profession, has announced the results of the 2021 elections for the APSO Board of Directors.

Dr Jennifer Phelan, assistant professor with the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, and Dr Laura Pratesi, owner of Citrus Hearing Clinic in Clermont, FL, will begin a three-year term on the APSO Board beginning January 2022. 

Phelan brings extensive experience in academic and clinical audiology education to the board, including interests in pediatrics and hearing aid fitting. 

Dr Laura Pratesi
Dr Jennifer Phelan

Pratesi is a private practice owner with a background in medical practice and interests in diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders for patients of all ages. 

The APSO community congratulates Drs Phelan and Pratesi on their election and anticipates their contributions and leadership to development of practice standards in audiology. 

Audiology Practice Standards Organization is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the purpose of developing and maintaining practice standards in the profession of audiology. Standards are developed by recognized subject matter experts in the subject area of each standard and are subject to review and comment by all practicing audiologists. APSO standards documents represent accepted standards of practice by audiologists, as described in peer-reviewed literature. All APSO standards are freely accessible to audiologists and the public. For more information about APSO or to view any standard, visit:

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APSO is a community of audiologists who believe that developing and adopting practice standards is key to the future growth of the profession. As a 501(c)(6) non-profit APSO must have membership. Members are active in the organization and want to support the activities of APSO, both financially and through donation of their time and expertise. Members are eligible to run for a position on the APSO Board of Directors.

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