Tom Muller, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA

Clinical Professor

Courses:

  • SLHS 584 – Community and Industrial Audiology
  • SLHS 581C – Practical Issues in Amplification 
  • SLHS 795A – Clinical Issues in Audiology 
  • SLHS 921 – Audiology Externship

Overview

Tom Muller is originally from Colorado, where received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1988. He then moved to Tucson and received his Master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1990 and ultimately his Doctorate of Audiology in 2002 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Tom has been with the University of Arizona Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences since 1997, initially as a Clinical Instructor and ultimately as Associate Clinical Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education for Audiology. In the clinic, he works primarily with adults with hearing impairment, hearing aids and cochlear implants. He is responsible for coursework regarding hearing aids and hearing conservation. His clinical and research interests include the psychosocial implications of hearing impairment in the elderly and advanced hearing instrument technology. 

Dr. Muller manages the Pima County Hearing Aid Bank, a cooperative program of Sertoma, the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf and the U of A Hearing Clinic through which low-income individuals can obtain hearing aids at a very low cost. He is a commissioner for and past chair of the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He has been serving on ASHA’s Council for Clinical Certification since 2018, previously as Vice Chair for Audiology, currently as Chair Elect. In 2010 he won the University of Arizona’s College of Science Innovation in Teaching for his work developing a model of clinical provision and supervision to foster independence in 3rd year AuD students. In 2011 he won the Larry Mauldin Award for Excellence in Education, a national award given to one audiologist each year. 

Dr. Muller’s role as a clinical educator includes working with the students in in the clinic as together they see patients for hearing evaluations and services related to hearing devices.  He also coordinates clinical placements for first, second-, and third-year students.  As the department’s externship coordinator, he works with third year students to identify and seek externship placements.  He also meets regularly with fourth year AuD students and their clinical educators during their externships, and facilitates a monthly externship grand rounds meeting.