Our Audiologists
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Nikki Kopetzky
Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Erin Schiltz
Au.D, CCC-A

Jameson Hofker
Au.D., CCC-A

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Audiologists have a lot of letters after their names...what do those mean?

M.A. stands for a Master of Arts degree. Audiologists with this designation have completed two years of graduate course work in audiology followed by a one-year supervised clinic fellowship in the field of audiology that was supervised by a licensed audiologist.

M.S. stands for a Master of Science degree. Audiologists with this designation have completed two years of graduate course work in audiology followed by a one-year supervised clinic fellowship in the field of audiology.

Au.D. stands for Doctor of Audiology. Audiologists with this designation have completed a minimum of three years of graduate course work in audiology and an additional one-year clinical externship in the field of audiology that was supervised by a licensed audiologist. The Au.D. is a clinical doctorate that has a medical focus in the coursework.

Ph.D. stands for Doctor of Philosophy and is the highest degree designation that can be obtained by an audiologist. Audiologists with this designation completed either the M.A., M.S., or Au.D. degree prior to completing the Ph.D. coursework. The Ph.D. is a doctorate that has a research focus in the coursework.

CCC-A stands for Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. This is a certification awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), which is one of the national organizations for audiologists. This designation means the audiologist is in good standing with ASHA and successfully completed their clinical fellowship year or externship year under an audiologist who already has the CCC-A designation.

F-AAA stands for Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). This indicates the audiologist is in good standing with AAA, another one of audiology's national organizations.