Michigan Board of Audiology

The Michigan Board of Audiology was formed with the enactment of Public Act 97 of 2004.
The practice of audiology as defined in the Public Health Code means the nonmedical and nonsurgical application of principles, methods, and procedures related to disorders of hearing.
 
The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare. This responsibility is implemented by the Board by ascertaining minimal entry level competency of health practitioners and verifying continuing education during licensure. The Board also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against licensees who have adversely affected the public's health, safety, and welfare.
 
The Michigan Board of Audiology consists of 9 voting members: 5 audiologists, 2 physicians and 2 public members.
 
The board works with the department to oversee the practice of approximately 534 audiologists.
 
Statute
 
 
Contact Information
 
LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
 
Members
  
Nicole Ferguson, Frankenmuth
Term expires 6/30/17
Audiologist
 
Teresa Zwolan, Ann Arbor
Term expires 6/30/18
Audiologist

Melissa Somers, Petoskey
Term expires 6/30/18
Licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery who hold a certificate of qualification from the American board of otolaryngology

 
Paul Kileny, Ann Arbor
Term expires 6/30/19
Audiologist
 
Thomas O'Conner, Lansing
Term expires 6/30/19
Audiologist
 
Sharon Blackburn, Cadillac
Term expires 6/30/20
Audiologist
 
Vacant
Term expires 6/30/20
General public
 
Lisa Brennan, Grand Rapids
Term expires 6/30/20
General public
 
Vacant
Term expires 6/30/20
Licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery who hold a certificate of qualification from the American board of otolaryngology