(Phoenix, Ariz.) – Governor Jan Brewer has appointed Stephanie Adamovich to the board of directors for the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH). As a Commissioner, Adamovich will provide expertise as an audiologist to the other members of the commission to ensure the interests of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Arizona are met based on current best practice-evidence. In her role, she will also act as an advocate for the deaf and the hard of hearing, providing access to the best services across the state.
Adamovich’s experience includes working with various deaf and hard of hearing organizations throughout the state such as ALOHA in Tucson, Special Olympics Healthy Hearing and the University of Arizona Hearing Clinic’s Living Well with Hearing Loss Program. She is currently a licensed audiologist and has certifications from American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and is a clinical assistant faculty member at the University of Arizona.
“Our community needs more advocates like Adamovich to help make changes and pave the way for the deaf and hard of hearing community for years to come,” said Sherri Collins, executive director of ACDHH. “We are thankful to have such a dedicated individual supporting our mission.”
Adamovich received her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona and her PhD in Audiology with Emphasis in Teaching and Supervision from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Adamovich is a resident of Tucson.
Established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents, ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss and aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. The purpose of the organization, and its commissioners, is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.