Theresa Vitale is a Doctoral Resident currently enrolled at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. She is a graduate from St. John’s University with a major of study in Communication Sciences. Her passion is driven toward raising hearing health awareness in the community, and for the prevention of hearing loss across all ages. She enjoys participating in the community outreach programs that Audiology Island provides for local residents. Theresa is currently conducting research on optimizing the counseling process to educate patients, particularly 55 and over, about the connection between their hearing, quality of life and overall health. She is also passionate about working with younger professionals to educate them about the impact they can make in their future careers and has served as an adjunct professor for the Speech and Hearing Sciences at Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women. She is extremely excited for the opportunity to serve the patients of Audiology Island and to apply her knowledge of upcoming trends and technology. Audiology Island’s commitment to lifelong learning helps to ensure each patient receives the benefits of the fast-paced advancements being made every day in the field of audiology.