Lansing, Mich — Henry Ford Hospital audiologist and Hearing Review contributor Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, has been elected president of the Michigan Academy of Audiology (MAA).

Ramachandran is a senior staff audiologist in the Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, and has been a member of the Michigan Academy of Audiology for 4 years, serving as its president-elect and treasurer of the executive board.

As the new president of the MAA, Ramachandran will continue to advocate for Michigan’s audiology profession and for quality care for patients with hearing-related issues. She also will oversee the MAA’s executive board.

Dr Ramachandran received her audiology degree from Wayne State University, where she is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, teaching courses in audiologic rehabilitation.

Ramachandran most recently co-authored "Factors Influencing Patient Utilization of Audiologic Treatment Following Hearing Aid Purchase" for the February 2012 edition of The Hearing Review.

SOURCE: Henry Ford Division of Audiology