LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), announced this week that Alicia D.D. Spoor, AuD, of Highland, Maryland, began her one-year term as ADA President on January 1, 2018.
A private practice owner and champion for best clinical and business practices, Dr. Spoor is focused on legislative and regulatory efforts to improve care for audiology patients. In addition to frequent trips to Washington, D.C. to advocate for passage of the Audiology Patient Choice Act in Congress, she is also active in state licensure, scope-of-practice, and insurance issues as the Legislative Chair for the Maryland Academy of Audiology (MAA).
“Dr. Spoor’s commitment to service, leadership, and mentoring is rivaled only by her passion for audiology. ADA and its members will be exceedingly well-represented during her tenure!”
–Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE, ADA Executive Director
“It is my honor to serve as president of ADA, the only national audiology association with the foresight and fortitude to insist on professional parity for audiologists with other clinical doctors in the Medicare program,” said Dr. Spoor. “I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and ADA members to ensure greater access for consumers to safe, efficient, and effective audiologic care.”
Dr. Spoor, a leading proponent for autonomous practice for audiologists, assumes office nearly 40 years after ADA founding president and pioneer, Dr. Leo Doerfler, who was one of the first audiologists to open a private audiology clinic and hearing aid dispensary.
“Under the leadership of Dr. Spoor, ADA will undoubtedly continue to serve as the organization of choice for innovators of the profession.”
About Dr. Spoor
Dr. Spoor owns and operates Designer Audiology, LLC, a private practice located in Highland, Maryland. She holds a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Gallaudet University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Michigan State University in Audiology and Speech Sciences. Outside of her professional pursuits, Dr. Spoor enjoys music, theater, sports, travel, and spending quality time with her husband, Josiah and her dog, Eve. Dr. Spoor was born and raised in Durand, Michigan.