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. The appointments of this board are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
 
 

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

 
Sharon Blackburn, Cadillac
Audiologist
Term expires 6/30/20
 
Richard Baldwin, Haslett
General public
Term expires 6/30/20
 
Mark Epolito, Haslett
General public
Term expires 6/30/20 
 
Robert Borenitsch, Saginaw
Licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery who hold a certificate of qualification from the American board of otolaryngology
Term expires 6/30/20
 
Nicole Ferguson, Mount Pleasant
Audiologist
Term expires 6/30/21

Melissa Somers, Petoskey
Licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery who hold a certificate of qualification from the American board of otolaryngology
Term expires 6/30/22
 
Teresa Zwolan, Ann Arbor
Audiologist
Term expires 6/30/22
 
Stylianos Dokianakis, Saugatuck
Audiologist
Term expires 6/30/23
 
Lauren Dadisho, West Bloomfield
Audiologist
Term expires 6/30/23