Timothy C. Steele, Ph.D.

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, Kansas City

Candidate: Director-At-Large

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Audiology/Audiologist, University of Kansas (2003)
Master of Arts (M.A.), Audiology/Audiologist, University of Kansas (1995)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Kansas State University

Professional Activities/Honors
  • 2017 Ingram’s Kansas City Business Hero in Healthcare
  • 2017 Midwest Physician’s Alliance Audiology Liaison
  • 2016 Operation Breakthrough Audiology Equipment Sponsor
  • 2015 Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award (Overland Park Rotary)
  • 2014 Woodland Public Charity- Audiology Outreach Team: Patanatic, Guatemala
  • 2014 ADA Advocacy Award
Position Statement
I feel indebted to the Academy of Doctors of Audiology because I have received such a great deal from this organization. Most of what I currently enjoy in this profession is from the vision and hard work from members who've come before me. As an audiologist and private practice owner, the work and resources provided by ADA are critical to me and my colleagues.

My goals are consistent with the mission of the organization: to advance practitioner excellence, promote high ethical standards, fight for professional autonomy, secure hearing and balance care technology, and engage in sound business practices. My involvement with national and state legislative audiology issues (especially 18 x 18) continues to serve as a driving force especially during this time of health-care change. With the other possible changes in service delivery models, hearing aid delivery models, proposed legislation, increased demand for services by an expanding population, and uncertainty in health-care, I believe the ADA membership remains poised to serve as leaders and pioneers in the exciting future that audiology holds.

I see my potential service on the board as an opportunity to work with the key players, the leadership of the organization and the ADA membership to achieve common goals to move audiology forward. I feel my experience in operating the many components of an audiology private practice is an asset to what I can bring to the board. In addition, as a vested stake-holder, the political work I’ve engaged in on behalf of Audiology gives me a unique perspective into the legislative goals of ADA. Ultimately, it will be critical to establish solid framework for the next generation of audiologist to continue building upon. It would be my honor and privilege to serve the ADA board and the membership as we work together to continue shaping our destiny during this time of certain change and great opportunity.