SAC has a new Director of Audiology, Lynda Gibbons, and has recently welcomed two new members to the Audiology Team, Charlotte Douglas and Yinda Liu. They are thrilled to be part of the SAC team and look forward to supporting our members and associates.
Lynda has been working for SAC since 2014. Prior to her current position, she worked for several years as SAC’s Audiology Advisor. During that time, she assisted with the development of several audiology resources, including position papers and statements, Speech & Hearing Month materials, and the Professional Development program. Lynda completed her M.Sc. in Audiology in 2003 from Dalhousie University. She spent several years working as a clinical audiologist providing services to children and adults at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton, NB, as well as a brief time in private practice in Charlottetown, PE. She is thrilled to be taking on this new role within the association, and she really enjoys connecting with SAC members and associates.
Charlotte completed her M.Sc. in Audiology in 1988 at UBC and moved to Saskatoon where she worked in the hospital setting until opening a private practice in 2018. Over the course of her career she has been involved in program development and implementation including The Saskatchewan Cochlear Implant Program and the Saskatchewan Newborn Hearing Screening Program. Areas of special interest include early hearing detection and intervention, tinnitus and sound tolerance, central auditory processing disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Service delivery to northern/remote communities. Charlotte completed her Au.D. in 2011 through Central Michigan University. She has volunteered for audiology organizations at the provincial and national level and is actively involved in clinical teaching and mentoring of audiology students and new professionals. She looks forward to this new role as an audiology advisor with SAC.
Yinda received her Au.D. in 2011 from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She currently works as a clinical audiologist at Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility. The centre is a B.C. based, multi-service, registered charity that aims to reduce communication barriers by providing access and inclusion for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Yinda provides diagnostic hearing evaluations and treatment solutions to the adult population. In addition to her clinical work, she actively participates in research initiatives at the centre. Yinda is recognized as a Clinical Assistant Professor with UBC and is committed to taking students regularly for clinical placements. She has also volunteered for the UBC Clinical Faculty Advisory Committee. Yinda provides Audiology services in English and Mandarin.