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Rachel Cohen

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Rachel Cohen

    Rachel Cohen

    1101 S. Arlington Ridge Rd. #117, Arlington, VA 22202

    Phone: 202-997-4045 Email: rachel@listenhear.net

EDUCATION

    Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

    Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) (May 2005)

    GPA: 3.953

    Honors: President’s Honor Roll (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)

    Thesis: “Effectiveness of Infant Hearing Screening Methods: A Comparison of Two Virginia Hospitals”

    Clinic: Diagnostic Graduate Clinician

    Provided aural rehabilitation to undergraduates with hearing loss (Aug. 2001-May 2003)

    Undergraduate Instructor: “Communication, Culture, and Consumerism” (Spring 2003)

    Associations: National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology, American Academy of Audiology,

    Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, Golden Key Honor Society, Gallaudet Graduate Student

    Association

The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Magna cum laude (May 2001)

    GPA: 3.98

    Activities: President and founder of Signing Gators, Golden Key Honor Society, National Honor Society,

    Tanin accapella musical performance group; National Student Speech Language and Hearing

    Association; American Academy of Audiology

    Honors: Liberal Arts Hall of Fame, President’s Honor Roll, Florida Academic Scholar, Dean’s List,

    National Dean’s List, Anderson Scholar Achievement Award, McGlaughlin Scholar, Florida Bright

    Futures Scholar

CLINICAL/WORK EXPERIENCE

    Listen Hear Audiology, Arlington, VA Jan. 2006 Present

    Auditory Rehabilitationist

    Owner and sole practitioner. Among the services offered include; providing cochlear implant habilitation, aural habilitation, assistive listening device information, parent-infant training, and consultation to clients in their home/natural environment. Services provided to clients of all age ranges including newborns and geriatrics based on client’s preferred methodology. The methodologies utilized include Auditory Oral/Aural, Total

    Communication, and American Sign Language.

Camelot Elementary School, Annandale, VA Jan. 2005 Present

    Educational Audiologist

    Primary audiologist for Bright Beginnings for Babies (BBB) program and Camelot Preschool program providing individualized and group audiological rehabilitation and educational support to school-aged deaf and hard of hearing children and children in the early intervention program. Responsibilities include; maintaining hearing aids, cochlear implants and FM system equipment, conducting Real Ear Measurements, and providing input and feedback to parents, teachers, and clinical professionals during Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.

Ear, Nose, and Throat Medical Group, Washington, DC May 2004- Dec. 2004

    Clinical Extern

    Responsibilities encompassed; providing complete audiological assessments on adults including VNG, ENG, ABR, ECochG, and OAEs; performing hearing aid evaluations, and fittings using NOAH; and assisting walk-in patients with audiologic concerns, earmold impressions, and troubleshooting of hearing aids.

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Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC Sept. 2003- Dec. 2003

    Clinical Intern

    Gained experience and proficiency in performing complete audiological assessments on children up to the age of eighteen. Tasks included; administering TEOAEs for universal newborn hearing screening programs; providing hearing aid evaluations, fittings using NOAH, and Real Ear Measurements; screening three and four year olds for hearing loss in DC public schools; and providing cochlear implant candidacy evaluations, activations, and initial and follow-up mappings primarily with Cochlear Corporation’s implants.

Professional Hearing Services, Falls Church and Springfield, VA June 2003- July 2003

    Clinical Intern

    Gained experience and proficiency in performing audiological assessments on adults and children. Responsibilities entailed; conducting tests using VNG, ENG, rotary chair, ABR, ECochG, and OAEs; providing hearing aid evaluations and fittings using NOAH, primarily with Widex and GN Resound; counseling patients on the benefits and usage of amplification; and assisting walk-in patients with audiologic concerns, earmold impressions, and troubleshooting hearing aids.

    Herbert Marcus Elementary School, Dallas, TX Jan. 2000- May 2001 Deaf Education Teacher

    Taught, alongside a team of professionals, a structured curriculum for kindergarten/first graders and fifth/sixth graders in classes that consisted of both deaf and hearing students. Teaching functions included; interpreting ASL for students in art, music, and physical education classes; and providing input and feedback in IEP meetings.

LICENSES

    Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Health Professions, Audiology License Summer 2005-Present

    American Speech Language and Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence May 2005- Present

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND PARTICIPATION

    American Speech Language and Hearing Association (since 2005) Alexander Graham Bell Association (since 2005) Educational Audiology Association (since 2007)

SPECIAL SKILLS

    Bilingual (English and American Sign Language)

    Training in Cued Speech

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