Mary Beth Jennings, PhD

Mary Beth Jennings

Associate Professor (on leave)

Room 2262, Elborn College
519 661-2111, 88451
jennings@nca.uwo.ca

Education

  • MCISc, PhD (Western University)
  • BA Hons (Laurentian)

Research Interests

  • Adult aural rehabilitation
  • Goal attainment scaling
  • Perceived self-efficacy
  • Barriers and facilitators to hearing assistive technology use
  • Stigma and disclosure of hearing loss
  • Workplace accessibility
  • Universal design principles for hearing

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Poost-Foroosh L, Jennings MB & Cheesman MF. (2015). Comparison of client and clinician views of the importance of factors in client-clinician interaction in hearing aid adoption. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 26(3), (March), 247-259.
  • Poost-Foroosh L, Jennings MB, Cheesman MF & Meston CN. (2014). Client-clinician perspectives of the importance of factors in the client-clinician interaction that influence hearing aid uptake: Initial results. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 38(3), (October), 326-338. [Nominated for 2015 Editor’s Award]

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation
  • Counselling in Audiologic Practice
  • Hearing Accessibility and Universal Design

Awards

  • Western Community Service Learning Award - 2013
  • The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 25-Year Member Honour Recognition - 2012
  • The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Editor’s Award - 2010

Professional Activities

  • Special Guest Editor, WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, Special Issue on Hearing and Rehabilitation.
  • Committee Member, 2016 World Congress of Audiology.
  • Peer-review Journal Reviewer, American Journal of Audiology, Audiologic Medicine, Canadian Journal on Aging, Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Ear and Hearing, International Journal of Audiology, Trends in Amplification.
  • Contributor to “Lean on Me” volunteer training series and manual (2006-present), Horton Street Seniors Centre, Kiwanis Seniors Centre, in partnership with Third Age Outreach, London, ON.
  • Contributor to “Grey Matters” a memory strategy and education program for older adults (a program presented in partnership with the Ministry of Health Promotion Ontario, City of London, Third-Age Outreach, Specialized Geriatric Services, Parkwood Hospital of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, Horton Street Seniors Centre), (2010-2013).

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