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Joanna Roufos, AuD - Vita/Bio

Dr. Joanna Roufos, Audiologist completed her bachelor's degree in English Education and a Masters degree in Audiology at Saint John's University. She obtained her doctorate degree in Audiology in 2007 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. In 1995, she completed her nine month clinical fellowship rotation at the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center/School for the Deaf where she remained for fourteen years the latter six years serving as the Executive Director. Dr. Roufos obtained extensive experience in both the business and clinical aspects of audiology specific to a not-for-profit diagnostic and treatment center. She oversaw and directed operations in the clinical audiology program, educational audiology program, industrial audiology program, speech/language pathology program, otolaryngological program and spearheaded the Early Intervention Program at the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center/Lexington School for the Deaf.

Dr. Roufos transitioned from the not-for-profit sector, developing her startup audiology business in her hometown of Whitestone, New York. She opened her first office in 2009 and then her second office in New York City in the Winter of 2010. Her third office opened in Astoria, Queens in the summer of 2010. In New York City, she works collaboratively with otolaryngologists, Dr. David R. Edelstein, Dr. Arnold Komisar, Dr. Ariadna Papageorge, Dr. David A. Seidman and Dr. Joshua Zimm of Manhattan Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Roufos continues to provide diagnostic comprehensive audiological evaluations for pediatric through geriatric populations, specialty testing including auditory brainstem response audiometry, electrocochleography and vestibular nystamography. (Re) habilitative services including hearing aid and assistive listening device consultations, demonstrations and dispensing, musician ear plugs and monitors.

Dr. Roufos is an adjunct faculty-clinical supervisor in Audiology in the Speech and Hearing Center of Saint John's University. Additionally, she has taught several undergraduate and graduate audiology courses and has mentored and continues to mentor doctoral students in audiology. She is a member of various professional societies and she is licensed in the State of New York to practice Audiology and to Dispense Hearing Aids.

Education:

  • 1992 Bachelor's of Arts-English Education - Saint John's University

  • 1994 Master's of Arts - Audiology - Saint John's University University

  • 2007 Doctor of Audiology - Arizona School of Health Sciences


Previous Positions:

  • 2002-2008 Executive Director, Lexington Hearing and Speech Center/Lexington School for the Deaf

  • 1999-2002 Director of Audiology, Lexington Hearing and Speech Center/Lexington School for the Deaf

  • 1998-99 Senior Audiologist, Lexington Hearing and Speech Center/Lexington School for the Deaf

  • 1995-98 Clinical Audiologist, Lexington Hearing and Speech Center/Lexington School for the Deaf


Fellowship Residency:

  • 1994-1995 Lexington Hearing and Speech Center/Lexington School for the Deaf


Academic Appointments:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Saint John's University


Academic Courses Taught -Saint John's University and Adelphi University:

  • Introduction to Audiology

  • Pediatric Audiology

  • Pathologies of the Auditory System and Habilitation & Rehabilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clinical

  • Supervisor of Audiology in Speech and Hearing Center


Research Collaborations:

  • Collaboration with Saint John's University to provide clinically relevant research to assess the benefits of assistive technologies on pre-lingually deaf children.


Society Membership/Fellowships:

  • Academy of Doctors of Audiology

  • American Academy of Audiology

  • American Speech and Language Association

  • Educational Audiology Association

  • Hearing Loss Association of America


Certificates: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)

Languages:

  • Greek

  • American Sign Language


In Practice Since: 1994

State Licensure:

  • Audiology

  • Hearing Aid Dispenser


Professional Presentations and Publications:

  • 1/19/06 - Phonak Conference- Technology Upgrades for Deaf Students - New York, New York

  • 1/4/04- International Pediatric Conference-Funding for Technology Upgrades - Chicago, Illinois

  • 3/5/03 - Joint Conference of The National Council on the Aging and the American Society on Aging. Bringing Healthcare Institutions Into the Community: Opportunities and Challenges for Community Programs and Healthcare Institutions- Chicago, Illinois

  • 1988- Jupiter, T., and Roufos, J. (1988). Measuring insertion gain in children wearing hearing aids, FM systems. The Hearing Journal, 51, 58-62.


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