Join the Discussion: Moving from Microaggressions to Cultural Humility - A Critical Discussion for Audiology Part 3 of 4 - Recognizing and Responding
Sonia Cuero, AuD, Estes Audiology Hearing Center, Round Rock, TX
Jocelyn Tubbs, AuD, Hearing Health Care Center, CO
Erica Friedland, AuD, (Moderator) Nova Southeastern University
Duration: 60 minutes
In a four-part discussion series, the Academy will address the range of incivilities and microaggressions that audiologists and students may experience in their various practice and education settings. The series will give voice to real experiences while offering practical tools and strategies within each discussion to help move the profession holistically toward committing to cultural humility in practice. Part three of this series will provide the practical how-to information on how to address microaggressions for yourself and how to help others, including students, as conveyed within the context of individual stories.
1. Discuss different kinds of microaggressions that occur in audiology practice and education.
2. Explain the concept of a cultural humility framework.
3. Introduce a strategy for addressing microaggressions directly.
Sonia Cuero, AuD, Estes Audiology
Sonia is a board-certified audiologist with over twenty years in the field of Audiology. Prior to joining Estes Audiology, Dr. Cuero was the owner of Audiology of Central Texas from 2006 to 2019. She was one of the first audiologists in central Texas to obtain her AuD in 2002 and board certification through the American Board of Audiology in 2003. She is a life member of the Texas Academy of Audiology and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Cuero loves audiology and specializes in adult amplification, aural rehabilitation, and hearing conservation. She prides herself in providing exceptional hearing health care and building lasting relationships with her patients. Dr. Cuero furthers her relationships with patients through her bilingualism; accommodating native Spanish speakers and delivering necessary information regarding their hearing health. Her expertise in hearing conservation prompted her to conduct audiology tests throughout Texas, American Samoa, and Guam as a subcontractor for the U.S. Army Reserve. Furthermore, Dr. Cuero has performed compensation and pension evaluations for Veterans since 2006.
Jocelyn Tubbs, AuD, Hearing Healthcare Centers
Jocelyn joined Hearing HealthCare Centers in 2021. She received her Clinical Doctorate Degree in Audiology from Pacific University in Oregon and completed her clinical residency in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Tubbs received her Bachelor Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Bowling Green State University. In addition to being an audiologist, Dr. Tubbs is also an author and a musician. Her book, A Sound Adventure, is a children’s story designed to teach children and their parents about ear anatomy with a fun musical journey through the ear.
Dr. Tubbs started playing piano at an early age, before falling in love with the cello. She has excelled in playing cello throughout her school years, and is now returning to pick up piano again. She says that the multitasking nature of playing piano actually helps her in the routines of practicing audiology.
Erica Friedland, AuD, Nova Southeastern University
Erica is chair of and associate professor in the department of audiology, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) where she is responsible for the administration of the department of audiology and its three programs as well as the audiology clinic. She also teaches doctoral courses entitled Pathologies of the Auditory and Vestibular System, Neuroscience for Audiology, and Audiology Clinical Grand Rounds.
Clinically, Dr. Friedland precepts doctoral students in the Audiology Clinic at NSU during the provision of service. Dr. Friedland is the chair of the Academic Programs Committee for the American Academy of Audiology and a site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). Dr. Friedland’s current research is focused on skills-based clinical evaluation of students, preceptor roles, and characteristics of the ideal audiology applicant.