Bopanna B. Ballachanda, PhD, holds a doctoral degree in auditory neurophysiology from the University of Texas-Dallas. He was the founder and CEO of Premier Hearing Centers, a large (15 clinic) multi-state audiology practice with locations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. At present, he serves as a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and was the chair of the Coding and Reimbursement Committee from 2013-2017.
Dr. Ballachanda was instrumental in setting up a Teleaudiology program in a private practice setting and was very successful in managing patients using a telecare concept. He has presented on teleaudiology concepts, coding and reimbursement issues, and cerumen management at local, state, and national meetings. He has worked as an Assistant Professor of Audiology at Purdue University and an Associate Professor in Speech and Hearing Sciences and an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of New Mexico. Currently, he holds the position as Adjunct Professor at Texas Health Sciences in Lubbock, Texas, and serves as a consultant/advisor to hearing care industry and practice owners who wish to set up teleaudiology/telecare in their clinics. Dr. Ballachanda has authored several articles, book chapters, and has published two books.