Area Of Interest
Lisa Schuster is interested in the diagnosis of hearing and balance disorders and amplification. Upon starting graduate school, she became a research assistant on a hearing aid study being conducted by a PhD audiologist in the hearing aid lab. While wholly unprepared for such a position at the start of her graduate studies, Lisa soon developed a grasp of hearing aid use in the atypical hearing aid patient. The study looked at patients who were using hearing aids but finding limited benefits, though, on paper, their hearing losses and hearing aid fittings should have been straightforward. “The knowledge gained on working on such a study at the beginning of my career has been invaluable, allowing me to really listen to people and to think outside the box to come up with workable solutions for individual patients," Lisa said.
Education and Training
- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, American Speech Language Hearing Association Clinical Fellowship
- Salus University, Doctor of Audiology
- University of Iowa, Master's Degree in Audiology
- Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Audiology
While an undergraduate student, a friend asked her Lisa to take an introduction to communication disorders class. She immediately liked the “hearing” part of the class, thus beginning Lisa’s journey into audiology. She has worked primarily in ear, nose and throat physician offices during her career and enjoys the varied patient populations from infants to adults.
Outside the office, Lisa enjoys reading, walking and college football.
American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Missouri Academy of Audiology