Aileen Wong, AuD, CCC-A

Clinical Assistant Professor & Research Audiologist

Courses:

  • SLHS 499 - Independent Study (Clinician Assistant Program)
  • SLHS 559-659 - Clinical Studies: Audiology
  • SLHS 599-071 - Independent Study (Exploring Clinical Education)
  • SLHS 255 - Hearing, Health, and Society
  • SLHS 499 - Independent Study (Exploring Leadership and Diversity in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Overview

Aileen Wong, AuD, CCC-A is an Audiology Clinical Assistant Professor and Research Audiologist in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She holds a blended position and spends her time instructing audiology graduate students in the on-campus clinic and conducting research in Dr. Nicole Marrone’s Audiologic Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. Dr. Wong’s prior clinical experience includes service as a clinical audiologist at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (Tucson VA) and as an Educational Audiologist for the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Southeast Regional Cooperative. Dr. Wong has served pediatric and adult patients of diverse backgrounds and communities, working with them to build a comprehensive hearing rehabilitation plan with the goal of increasing communication and quality of life.

Dr. Wong also serves on the SLHS Department’s Equity and Inclusion Committee and served as a Fellow in the first cohort of the University of Arizona’s Hispanic Serving Institution Fellows Program in 2019. She is involved in capacity building initiatives that target increasing diversity in the profession and in STEM fields, including mentorship of student leaders. She earned all three of her degrees from the University of Arizona including a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies, and a clinical Doctoral degree in Audiology. She also has completed the American Board of Audiology’s Certificate Holder-Audiology Preceptor program and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Dr. Wong’s professional interests include:

  • Hearing health care disparities and service for diverse populations
  • Community and public health
  • Audiologic rehabilitation
  • Hearing devices and assistive technology
  • Novel and improved treatment methods
  • The role of peer/family support in treatment
  • Methods and evidenced-based teaching pedagogies
  • Evaluation metrics (both formative and summative measures; inclusive metrics)
  • Mentoring students – facilitating student success
  • Bridge teaching – teaching methods that create a framework for students that fosters critical thinking and translation of information from theory to practice
  • Advocacy for student success and retention including individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Increasing student interest and retention in STEM fields
  • Professional leadership