Ram Nileshwar, Au.D.

President-Elect
Ram Nileshwar, Au.D.
 
Director- at- Large (two positions open)
Rachel Magann Faivre, Au.D.
Jonette Owen, Au.D.
Timothy C. Steele, Ph.D.

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Private Practice Owner
Lake Charles, LA

Candidate: President-Elect

Education
Au.D. - A.T.Still University, 2009
M.A., - Western Michigan University, 1980
B.Sc., - University of Bombay, 1978

Professional Activities
  • Private Practice/Owner, The Hearing Center of Lake Charles, Inc. (1987 – Present)
  • Clinical Audiologist, Calcasieu Parish School Board, Lake Charles, LA (1981-2001)
  • Contract Audiologist – Beauregard Parish School Board (1999 – Present)
  • Board Certified in Audiology, American Board of Audiology, 2013 – Present
  • Director-At-Large, Academy of Doctors of Audiology (2014-2016)
  • Treasurer, Academy of Doctors of Audiology (2016 – Present)
  • Director-At-Large, earVenture, LLC (2014 – 2016)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology
  • Numerous ACE and Scholar Awards for Lifelong Learning
  • Participated in the ADA 18 X 18 Legislative Fly-In, lobbying congress activities, in Washington DC, 2013, 2015,2016 & 2017
  • Past President and current member of Chief Executive Organization (2010 – Present)
  • Member Business Networking International - 2017

Position Statement
At a time in the profession of Audiology, when there is so much change at our door, it is my firm belief that if we are to advance the place of Audiology as the primary profession for Hearing and Balance care, it is imperative that we must embrace the winds of change, seek and leverage every opportunity and manage every challenge that presents itself with fervent passion and singular focus to help those with hearing and vestibular imapirments and to do so in a way that is not just beneficial to our patients but also beneficial to our practices and our profession.

As candidate for the position of President-Elect, one of my primary goals is to support and work towards the establishment of the complete autonomy of the practice of Audiology and the best way I believe this can be achieved is to whole heartedly support the ADA 18 X 18 Legislative initiative – the Audiology Patient Choice Act. As you know, this Bill has just been re-introduced in the House of Representatives and I firmly believe that we will have Bi-Cameral legislation introduced in the Senate as well and with passage in both houses the Bill will make its way to the President for his signature in or before 2018. In order for this to happen, however, we must all work tirelessly and collectively to make it reality!

I believe that Private Practice is truly the backbone of the profession of Audiology. I also believe that the profession of Audiology if fully capable of and therefore should regulate itself. There is no place for outside forces to control or dictate the activities, education, scope of practice and regulation of the profession of Audiology. I also believe that it is our individual responsibility to be vigilant about activities within the states that we practice in that may affect our profession.

In an environment that is ever changing and challenging it is imperative that Audiologists must and should have the commitment, focus and resolve to not only support legislative or regulatory initiatives that will advance Audiology and the standards of practice of Audiology, but also to work cohesively to create our own destiny in which the profession of Audiology must not just survive but thrive.

As we see the exponential unfolding of technological innovation and disruption, the democratization of technology, the Internet of Things coupled with the ever increasing need for hearing and balance care for Americans, it my firm belief that we must learn to disrupt ourselves as well and be nimble in our approach to change – this is what ADA has always stood for and I am honored to be given an opportunity to represent you and to lead the ADA that I have been immensely proud of being a member of for many years!

I am committed to these goals and would be honored to have your vote.