Jody Winzelberg, AuD

Beltone Electronics, Glenview, Ill, awarded the Larry Mauldin Award for Excellence in Education to Jody Winzelberg, AuD, at the recent AudiologyNOW! Convention in San Diego. Honorees are solely nominated and selected by their industry peers.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than Dr Winzelberg,” said Todd Murray, president, Beltone North America. “Her extraordinary contributions to audiology education in the hearing care industry are profound. We are grateful for her ongoing efforts to improve our industry through continuing education and innovation.”

Winzelberg serves as the director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Services for Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational and Physical Therapy at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. She is also a member of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty Department of Communication Disorders at San Diego State University, sharing her knowledge with future audiologists.

"I am honored to be chosen for this award by my colleagues. It is very gratifying to be recognized as an educator, clinician, and advocate for the profession which has given me my life’s passion." Winzelberg said upon accepting the honor.

Her ongoing commitment to research and education has landed Winzelberg a number of awards including American Academy of Audiology’s Active Advocate of the Year Award (2009) and California Academy of Audiology’s Distinguished Service Award (2001).

The Mauldin Award was created to honor the accomplishments of the late Larry Mauldin, especially for his work and commitment to education in the field of audiology. His passion was to advance the knowledge of audiology and hearing aid fittings to as broad an audience as possible. Presented since 1999, the award is given to an industry leader committed to continuing education and unselfishly giving back to the profession, the community and the hearing impaired.

Founded in 1940, Chicago-based Beltone Electronics is part of the GN Hearing Care Group.

[Source: Beltone]