Dr. Maryrose McInerney was recently honored as the Audiologist of the Year by the Sound Start Foundation. She was recognized for her energetic and relentless advocacy work on behalf of babies and children who are born with or are at risk for developing hearing loss. As a pediatric audiologist she has focused on the early identification of hearing loss and prompt intervention to give children with hearing loss opportunities to develop the skills needed to succeed in school and are on par with their peers with normal hearing. She established the audiology department at the then Hackensack Medical Center and also created the Open Doors to Better Hearing Program. This program was designed to educate physicians, nurses and other health care professionals about the impact of the hearing loss, an invisible condition. She also serves as a professional advisor to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and serves on the board of the Better Hearing Institute. She was appointed by the New Jersey Commissioner of Health to the New Jersey Hearing Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Eva’s Village in Paterson. Dr. McInerney is an Associate Professor in the Audiology program which is in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
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