Director-at-Large

Jason Leyendecker, Au.D.Jason Leyendecker, Au.D.

Candidate: Director-at-Large

Current Position: None

Education:

  • Au.D., A.T. Still University (2010)
  • B.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead (2006)

Professional Activities/Honors:

  • Minnesota Academy of Audiology Board of Directors, State organization for Audiology (January 2019-Present)
  • Minnesota Sight and Hearing Board of Directors, Assist in creating a hearing aid bank to fit hearing aids to low income families (Spring 2013-Present)
  • ABA Tinnitus Management (CH-TM) Subject Matter Expert (2016-2017)
  • ADA Convention Planning committee, Assists in planning for next year’s ADA convention (2010-2014)

Biography:

A graduate of A.T. Still University’s residential program, in 2010, Jason started working in a private practice in Edina, Minnesota. He served as lead audiologist until June of 2017, when he purchased his practice, Audiology Concepts LLC. Audiology Concepts currently has 5 locations and 10 providers (7 AuD, 3 HIS). The primary focus of this practice is audiology and hearing devices and has a separate tinnitus clinic called The Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic of Minnesota.

In his short tenure Jason has served on several committees and is a board member for the Minnesota Sight and Hearing Association and Minnesota Academy of Audiology. Jason served as an adjunct assistant professor for A.T. Still University from 2016 to 2019 teaching the tinnitus management course. When not at Audiology Concepts, you can find Jason spending time with his family in the great outdoors of northern Minnesota.

Position Statement:

It is an honor to accept the nomination for ADA board member at large. I’ve now been in the profession for 10 years and man have things changed. There are so many disruptors in our industry that it is hard to keep up with them all. Disruptors are not always bad if the patient’s best interest is in mind. It is our job as audiologists to make sure we keep this in our hearts as we push for positive change in our profession. It is my intention to continue pushing for a better audiology world, to collaborate with professionals in a way that promotes better care for our patients, and to make a difference that will leave the academy in a better place than when I started.

Change can happen in a positive way, but it takes hard work and perseverance. The Academy of Doctors of Audiology is full of hard-working professionals. Getting MAASA passed is going to happen if we all work together and keep our sight faced forward. It has been a long road, but good things come to those who stay focused and work together. Lobbying last fall was inspiring and shows how much our profession cares about helping people. ADA has led the charge and it is my intention to help lead the charge in the future! Thank you for your consideration for ADA board member at large.