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Curriculum Vitae, articles and Professional Affiliations of Deborah Touchette, Au.D. serving chico, Paradise, and Oroville

Deborah Touchette, Au.D., CCC-A

Paradise Hearing & Balance Clinics, Inc

  • 5500 Clark Road

Paradise, CA  95969

(530) 588-9750 / Fax (530) 872-7423




Doctor of Audiology                                       December 2004

University of Florida, Gainesville

Master of Science: Audiology                         January 1997

California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Science: Speech Pathology/Audiology     January 1995

California State University, Sacramento

Certifications /  Licenses 

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)       May 1997

 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

California State Licensed Dispensing Audiologist (AU1853)               Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board

Work Experience

University of Florida                                  December 2006 – present

Gainesville, Florida

* Facilitator for Doctor of Audiology Degree (AuD) distance learning program.  Moderate weekly discussions on the internet.  Available for instruction and support as needed by the students.  Meet with the students as needed to proctor exams, assess clinical competence and provide instruction. Grade projects and papers assigned by the course instructor.

California State University, Chico               Fall 2006 –present

                                Chico, California

* Instruct CMSD 440: Audiology course to undergraduate students.  Lecture / discussion / lab course designed to provide a foundation of basic knowledge and principles used in the assessment of hearing ability and the interpretation of audiologic assessment.  Ear related medical disorders and corresponding audiometric results were presented.

Paradise Hearing and Balance Clinics, Inc      April 2000 – present

Paradise and Chico, California

Clinical Audiologist and Hearing aid dispenser.

* Independent private practice with two offices that provide complete diagnostic and rehabilitation Audiology services and hearing aid dispensing to patients of all ages.

Monterey Hearing and Balance Center              July 1998 – April 2000

Monterey, California

* Full hearing aid and balance disorders clinic.  Specialist in dizziness and balance disorders.  Vestibular diagnostic capabilities included Electronystagmography, Vestibular Autorotation Testing, Auditory Brainstem Response, Electrocochleography, and Functional assessment of balance and Sensory Organization Testing.  Hearing aid practice included full range of hearing aid products from linear to digital.

Blue Ridge Hearing and Balance Center                        June 1996-July 1998

Princeton, West Virginia

* Extensive work with medical diagnostics for patients of all ages.  Specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders.  Designed and directed a successful vestibular rehabilitation program.

California State University, Sacramento               Spring 1995 – Spring 1996

Sacramento, California

* Graduate assistant.  Scheduled patients for audiologic testing.  Established testing schedule for clinicians and supervisors.  Maintained audiology suite and calibrated equipment.  Assisted students in therapy.  Processed final audiology reports.  Proofread aural rehabilitation therapy reports.  Coordinated with other professionals in the community.

Sutter Community Hospitals                                            July – October 1995

Sacramento, California

* Audiology Aide.  ALGO infant screenings in Newborn Intensive Care Unit.  Hearing aid and earmold processing, troubleshooting and cleaning.  Ordering of supplies and equipment.  Scheduled appointments.


Clinical Experience            

Children’s Hospital Oakland   Spring 1996  Oakland, California

* Complete pediatric audiologic evaluations.  Pediatric hearing aid fitting and use.  Functional hearing aid evaluations.  Electroacoustic evaluations.  Pediatric aural rehabilitation including central auditory processing and cochlear implant therapy.  Participated in cranio-facial clinic and panels. Auditory Brainstem Response testing for threshold estimation.  Transient and distortion product otoacoustic emissions.

Sacramento Ear Nose and Throat                                Spring 1996

Sacramento, California

* Complete audiologic evaluation of adults and children for medical diagnostics.  Fitting and orientation of programmable and linear hearing aids.  Electroacoustic evaluation.  Real ear measurement.  Auditory Brainstem Response and Electrocochleography.

Maryjane Rees Language, Speech & Hearing Center    Spring 1995-1996

California State University, Sacramento, California

* Complete audiologic evaluations of adults and children.  Central auditory processing evaluations.  Electroacoustic evaluations.  Functional hearing aid assessment.

David Grant Medical Center                                           Summer – Fall 1995

Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, California

* Complete audiologic evaluations of adults and children. Auditory Brainstem Response testing and Electrocochleography.  Assisted in hearing aid fittings.  Intraoperative monitoring.  Electronystagmography. Electroneurography of facial nerve.

Placer Hearing and Speech                                                      Summer 1995

Auburn, California

* Complete audiologic evaluations of adults and children.  Electroacoustic evaluation.  Hearing aid modification, real ear measurement.  Assisted in linear hearing aid fitting and use.

Maryjane Rees Language, Speech & Hearing Center

Spring 1994 –

California State University, Sacramento, California

Fall 1994

* Articulation and language therapy.  Aural rehabilitation.  Central auditory processing therapy.

Published           Coauthor of Balance Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment, A Short

                              Course for Primary Care Physicians.  Micromedical Technologies, July 1998.

                        Coauthor of “Cost Effective Management of the Dizzy Patient.” Micromedical Technologies, Vestibular Update, Issue No. 21, Summer/Fall 1998.

Lectures       1998, West Virginia State Audiology Conference.  “Vestibular Diagnostics and Treatment.”

1998, American Academy of Audiology.  “Cost Effective Evaluation of the Dizzy Patient.”

1999, “Balance Retraining / Vestibular Rehabilitation”, San Jose, California

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