Experienced licensed Audiologist with seven years of comprehensive experience employing various testing devices to determine nature and extent of hearing loss. Versatile and friendly professional proficient in evaluating hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnosis and courses of treatment. In-depth knowledge of job-related tools and equipment, including [Type] and [Type] tools and equipment. Able to communicate effectively across varied groups and interdisciplinary teams, with experience presenting complex information and data in clean, easy-to-understand formats that can be translated for various audiences from patient to physician.
Delivered Compensation and Pension (C&P) evaluations to assist the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) make service-related claim decisions. Conducted detailed medical record reviews & comprehensive audiological evaluations, formulated medical opinions, and submitted medical reports within assigned deadlines.
Provided patient-centered care and case management for adults and children with hearing and balance disorders in close collaboration with ENT surgeon and Nurse Practitioner. Conducted independent comprehensive diagnostic evaluations utilizing a battery of hearing and vestibular test equipment and software. Recommended and implemented solutions based on evidence-based practice to successfully address patient needs.
Served as a liaison between Cochlear & various stakeholders by building & maintaining business/clinical relationships with healthcare professionals such as audiologists and ENT surgeons, key opinion leaders (KOLs) and end users. Collaborated with cross-functional teams including Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Regulatory & Clinical to establish new implant programs and achieve successful implementation of Cochlear's mission in the region of improving awareness and access to implantable solutions. Facilitated new product launches and trainings in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Responded to ad-hoc requests for clinical support and root cause analysis. Supported management objective of improved access to service and care for recipients/end users by leading a special project to establish a Regional Cochlear Support Clinic. Ensured clinic compliance within regional regulatory standards. Developed clinical workflows and patient databases to assist with tracking and managing clinical activities, and to provide management team with periodic reports on performance and trends. Conducted specialized product training for end users and various stakeholders.
Gained expertise in working with a range of diagnostic tools and equipment to assist with root cause analysis for hearing and balance related issues. Recommended and implemented hearing solutions based on evidence-based practice to successfully address patient needs Developed proficiency in using Audiology and various manufacturer specific software tools to achieve appropriate fitting goals. Used client feedback and fitting tools to successfully troubleshoot/resolve specific issues and achieve desired positive outcomes. Used validation and outcome tools to evaluate and measure impact of solutions on ability to address problems and to guide clinical decision-making.
Publications & Presentations
McCaslin, D.L., Jacobson, G.P., Grantham, S.L., Piker, E.G. & Verghese, S. (2011). The influence of unilateral saccular impairment on functional balance performance and self-report dizziness. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Vol.22, No.8, 542-9. Presented at Capstone Day, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Nashville, TN, April 2008
Verghese, S.S. (2004). The Speech Situation Checklist: A normative and comparative investigation of children who do and do not stutter. Unpublished master's thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Vanryckeghem, M. & Verghese, S. (2004). The Speech Situation Checklist: Comparative investigation of children who do and do not stutter. The ASHA Leader, Vol.9, No. 15, 104. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2004
Verghese, S. The KiddyCAT: A Comparative Investigation of Stuttering and Nonstuttering Preschoolers' Speech Associated Attitude. Presented at the NIDCD Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA, November 2002
Prakash B, Verghese, S. & Dhanaraj, G. (2002). Temporal dynamics in sound/syllable repetitions of stutterers and normal non-fluent children: A pilot investigation in Tamil. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 13, No.1. Presented at the XXXII Indian Speech & Hearing Conference, India, January 2001
Virginia State Board Certified in Audiology 2009 - Present Certificate of Clinical Competence Speech- Language Pathology & Audiology 2008 - Present
Member of American Speech Language & Hearing Association 2008 - Present
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