Kim Cavitt, Au.D. was a clinical audiologist and preceptor at The Ohio State University and Northwestern University for the first ten years of her career. Since 2001, Dr. Cavitt has operated her own audiology consulting firm, Audiology Resources, Inc. Audiology Resources, Inc. provides comprehensive operational, compliance and reimbursement consulting services to hearing healthcare providers. She is a Past President of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA). She currently serves as the Interim Chair of the Audiology Quality Consortium (AQC), Vice-President of Government Affairs for the Illinois Academy of Audiology and is a member of the State of Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board. She also serves on committees through ADA and ASHA and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University.
Dave Fabry, Ph.D. is Chief Innovation Officer at Starkey Hearing Technologies. Previously, he received his Ph.D. in hearing science from the University of Minnesota. Subsequently, he divided his career between academic and clinical roles at the Mayo Clinic, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the University of Miami Medical Center, and several industry positions. Additionally, he a a Past-President of the American Academy of Audiology, and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Audiology Today.
Jingjing Xu, Ph.D. is a research scientist at Starkey Hearing Technologies. He Received his Master's degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and his Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Memphis. His research interests include speech recognition, hearing aid outcome measures, and acoustics.
Devin McCaslin, Ph.D. currently serves as the Director of the Vestibular and Balance Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He has authored and coauthored publications that cover the areas of tinnitus, dizziness, auditory function. He is also the author of the textbook VNG/ENG (Plural). Dr. McCaslin’s major academic, clinical and research interests relate to clinical electrophysiology, tinnitus and vestibular assessment. He is a co-principal investigator on the NIH -funded project Computerized Rotational Head Impulse Test-Vertical crHIT. He also serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and is President of the American Balance Society.
Shane Moodie is a recently retired clinical supervisor in audiology from the Andrew Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic, Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Western University (UWO), London, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Moodie has also been a consultant for the Ontario Infant Hearing Program. He had collaborated with Dr. Richard Seewald and others at UWO for almost thirty years on the development of the Desired Sensation Level (DSL) Method for hearing aid selection and fitting in children. His participation on the development of the RECD measurement procedure which facilitated fitting hearing aids on a 2cc coupler has changed how pediatric audiologists have been able to fit hearing aids to children with hearing loss.
Brian Taylor, Au.D. serves as director of clinical audiology for the Fuel Medical Group. He is also editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and hearing news section editor for the blog Hearing Healthcare and Technology Matters. Dr. Taylor has written and edited several articles & textbooks devoted to practice management and clinical audiology, including the soon-to-be-published 3rd version of Practice Management from Thieme Press. Brian resides in Golden Valley, MN.
Rebecca A. Younk, Au.D. is owner of Associated Hearing Care. Dr. Younk graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders in 1997 from Truman State University, and her Masters of Science in Audiology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1999 and her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida in 2007. She was elected to be President-Elect of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology this year and served as a Member-at-Large beginning in 2017.