Being Black in Audiology Part 1- Discussing Racism Towards Black Audiologists and Black Audiology Students

Being Black in Audiology Part 1- Discussing Racism Towards Black Audiologists and Black Audiology Students

Prerecorded presentation available to view on-demand on April 17, 2021

This on-demand program is offered for FREE to all AAA 2021 Virtual Conference registrants and AAA 2021 All-Inclusive Webinar Package subscribers.  Please allow one business day after registering for the AAA 2021 Virtual Conference to receive access to activate your registration.

Presenter: Jocelyn Tubbs, AuD

Duration: 1 hour

CEUs: 0.1 AAA 

Instructional Level: Fundamental

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web Seminar will be able to:

  1. Identify some of the microaggressions, implicit biases and different racial remarks that can be harmful to a practicing Black clinician or Black  AuD student, from patients and co-workers/classmates.
  2. Discuss the difference between Diversity and Representation, and explain why both are equally important in the field of audiology.
  3. Describe how to address uncomfortable situations caused by racist remarks or actions towards a Black colleague or Black AuD student and use the politically correct language to respond when these incidents occur.

Description: Racism aimed towards Black people within the United States was prevalent long before the events of the year 2020. However, with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement across the country, many Audiologists who identify as Black or African American united together to work towards facilitating change within our field. With less than 4% of the audiology population being Black/African American, it is often difficult to find representation among audiology leadership roles, preceptors, and students. Joining together as Black Audiologists United to share experiences has helped bring generations of Black/African American Audiologists closer and more prepared for a diverse future. Black Audiologists United allows for many voices to finally be heard as one.  


Jocelyn Tubbs, AuD

Dr. Jocelyn Tubbs is an audiologist at a local private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication disorders at Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, Ohio. She then attended Pacific University, in Hilsboro, Oregon, where she completed her Doctorate of Audiology. She has such a fiery passion for Audiology that she wrote a children’s book, A Sound Adventure, to help teach younger generations and their parents about how hearing works. Not only does she have a passion for Audiology, but also justice for minorities. Dr. Tubbs is the co-founder of the group Black Audiologists United, a Facebook group and growing community of Black Audiologists and Black Audiology students. She has been a part of many discussion about the hardships and discrimination many Black and People of Color face as audiologists and in the healthcare field in general. Her goal is to help increase representation among leadership roles within Audiology, and to inspire others to do the same.

Disclosures:  Nothing to disclose.


Recorded 03/10/2021
Recorded 03/10/2021
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