Elizabeth Protti-Patterson, Au.D.(NJ HA #547, PA #496), has a master of science degree from the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and a doctorate of audiology from Salus University. With over 35 years of experience in the area of audiology, she has developed an expertise in the areas of hearing aids and diagnostic testing for all age clients. In addition, she has developed a reputation in her skills as a pediatric and educational audiologist — maintaining a high level of expertise in central auditory processing testing and assistive auditory devices appropriate for the classroom setting. Infant hearing testing programs and subsequent follow up testing, including hearing aid fittings, are an integral part of her work experience. Ms. Patterson presently holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She has published widely in the areas of auditory processing disorders and continues to pursue her expertise in this area.
Maegan Mapes, Au.D.(NJ HA #809, PA #496), received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh, her master’s degree at Ohio State University, and her doctorate of audiology at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Mapes has practiced in settings such as hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, schools, neurology practices, and hearing aid manufacturers, specializing in pediatric and adult hearing impairment and auditory processing disorders. She also practiced at Temple University Children’s Medical Center as the coordinator of their newborn hearing screening program. Dr. Mapes has worked along side neurologists and ENT physicians to assess patients with imbalance problems and vertigo.
Shaina Nishimura, Au.D. (NJ HA #1142, PA #496), with a bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey, master’s degree from Hofstra University and Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida, Dr. Nishimura has accumulated years of experience in offering superior hearing care to persons of all ages. Dr. Nishimura is a former educational Audiologist for the New York City Board of Education and has worked with the Lexington School for the Deaf to assess, diagnose, and satisfy the needs of deaf and hearing impaired youths.
Ayda Shimelis, Au.D.(NJ HA #1174, PA #496), Received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and her Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University George Osborne College of Audiology residential program. Dr. Shimelis has been working with ENT physicians and in a private practice setting, evaluating and treating patients who have hearing and balance disorders including fitting various hearing aid technology, assistive listening devices and interpretation of VNG and ABR testing. Dr. Shimelis holds certifications of clinical competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from American Speech and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Tony Philip, Au.D., MPH(NJ HA #1168, PA #496), received a B.S. in Biology from North Georgia College & State University, a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) from Mercer University School of Medicine, and his doctorate of audiology (Au.D) from Salus University- George Osborne School of Audiology residential program. Dr. Philip performed clinical rotations with REM Audiology Associates, P.C., Temple University ENT clinic, Pennsylvania Ear Institute, and other private practice settings. He has experience in diagnostics with all age groups, hearing aid fitting/follow up, industrial hearing conservation, and Auditory Processing Disorders. He received his Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA). He is also a member of the New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA). Dr. Philip has been certified by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) as an occupational hearing conservationist and course director. He is licensed by the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
Jorge S. Zavala, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology Dr. Zavala received his masters in audiology at Hunter College of CUNY (New York, New York) and his Doctorate in audiology from Salus University (Elkins Park, PA). His clinical training was completed at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital and practiced as an audiologist there until July 2007. Until recently he was the Audiology Site Director at Columbia Presbyterian Eastside Practice. His main interests include the diagnosis and management of hearing disorders. Dr. Zavala is a licensed Audiologist in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. He is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Kathleen Prout Young,M.S.,CCC-A(NJ HA #513, PA #496) is a graduate of Ithaca (NY) College where she received both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She has more than 35 years experience in Audiology including routine Audiologic evaluations and hearing aid work. Kathy has conducted programs in aural rehabilitation for patients recently fit with Hearing Aids. Much of Kathy’s experience has been obtained in medical settings including administering ABR’s, ENG’s and OAE’s and she has a strong background working in area school systems with Child Study Teams.