Virginia Ramachandran, MSW, AuD, PhD, is an educational and training specialist at Oticon, Inc. She also serves as an adjunct instructor at Wayne State University and Western Michigan University. Dr. ramachandran began her career in the field of social work. After changing course to audiology, she became a senior staff audiologist and the research coordinator for the Division of Audiology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, as well as the clinical educational coordinator for the audiology program at Wayne State University. Her professional leadership services have included serving on the executive board of the American Academy of Audiology, serving on the board of directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, and serving as president of the Michigan Academy of Audiology. Dr. Ramachandran serves on the Editorial Board for Plural Publishing.