AG Bell Academy Appoints Jane Madell to its Board of Directors
Washington, D.C. – September 18, 2014 – The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane R. Madell, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, to its board of directors for the 2014-2016 term beginning November 7.
Madell is a certified audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®). She has been a pediatric audiologist for more than 45 years. Currently, she is the director of Pediatric Audiology Consulting. She was formerly director of the Hearing and Learning Center and co-director of the Cochlear Implant Center at The Ear Institute, New York Eye and Ear infirmary and Beth Israel Medical Center.
"Jane Madell is a firm believer in listening and spoken language for children who are deaf and hard of hearing and a tireless advocate for early intervention and appropriate amplification for children with hearing loss. Her passion for the professional field of listening and spoken language will serve the AG Bell Academy well in its endeavors to increase access to services by advancing the LSLS certification," said AG Bell CEO Emilio Alonso-Mendoza.
Madell’s clinical and research interests are in the area of evaluation of hearing in infants and young children, management of hearing loss in children with severe and profound hearing loss, selection and management of amplification including hearing aids, cochlear implants and FM systems, assessment of auditory function, family support, and evaluation and management of auditory processing disorders.
“It’s an honor to join the AG Bell Academy board of directors,” Madell said. “I look forward to serving alongside passionate and committed professionals who are dedicated to advancing the LSLS professional certification worldwide to increase the number of professionals who can provide the highest quality of services to children and families."
Madell has published five books, numerous book chapters and journal articles. She presents nationally and internationally on topics related to hearing loss and other auditory disorders in infants and children and consults with families, school districts and speech and hearing programs with the goal of maximizing auditory skills for children with hearing loss and other auditory disorders.
She writes the Hearing and Kids section of the HearingHealthMatters.com blog, available at hearinghealthmatters.org/hearingandkids.
About the AG Bell Academy
The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language is subsidiary of The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Academy was established in 2005 and envisions a future where individuals and families will have qualified listening and spoken language professionals available in their immediate geographic area. The Academy is uniquely positioned to advance the revolutionary global opportunity for deaf or hard of hearing individuals to listen and talk via proven technologies and with guidance and education from certified professionals. Visit ListeningandSpokenLanguage.org