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Meet The Audiologists

Associates In Audiology, Inc. is a professional consulting firm providing industry with hearing loss prevention program requirements and best practices.

Theresa H. Small, AuD
THS Bio 2017
THS CV 2017
Theresa H. Small, AuD, CPS/A



Theresa H. Small, Au.D., CPS/A is an occupational audiologist consultant, CAOHC certified professional supervisor and owner of Associates In Audiology, Inc., a professional consulting firm specializing in occupational audiology, and hearing loss prevention. Dr. Small has been practicing audiology since 1999, with a 100% focus on hearing loss prevention since 2007. Her primary responsibilities are professional review of hearing loss prevention programs to ensure effective protection from noise hazards to employees and regulatory compliance or best practices for employers. Specifically, services include audiometric database analysis and management, audiometric testing, assessment of hearing protection devices, work related determinations, seminars and employee/employer education. She also conducts employee noise exposure assessments through dosimetry and area noise surveys for both hearing loss prevention and regulatory compliance. In addition, Dr. Small teaches courses that lead to certification as an occupational hearing conservationist from the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). These courses are offered locally and internationally. 

  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA), fellow since 1999

  • American Board of Audiology (ABA), Board Certified in Audiology since 2007

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), member 1999-2007

  • Colorado Academy of Audiology (CAA): fellow 2002-2014, Secretary/Treasurer 2004-2006, President Elect 2009, President 2010, Past President 2011

  • Colorado State License in Audiology (AUD 287), 2000 to present

  • Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), since 2007

  • National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), member since 2007, Member Delegate 2016-2018; Secretary/Treasurer 2018 to present

  • Nevada State License in Audiology (A-1942), 2016 to present

  • World Hearing Network- Colorado Neurological Institute's Center for Hearing, Audiology Volunteer, fitting hearing aids in third world countries, 2006 to 2016


Small, Theresa (2013) Applying GINA in the Occupational Hearing Conservation Program, CAOHC Update June 2013, 7-8

Emily Wakefield, AuD, CPS/A



Dr. Emily Wakefield is a native to Colorado and grew up on a small farm.  She did not travel far from home to attend the University of Northern Colorado where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Audiology.  Her interest in hearing conservation began during her clinical doctorate program with her advisor, Dr. Deanna Meinke, whose passion ignited Emily's interest in the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. Dr. Wakefield is delighted to be working as a consulting occupational audiologist.  She is certified by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation as a professional supervisor in audiometric monitoring and is board certified in audiology.  Her current primary responsibilities for Associates in Audiology, Inc. include audiometric database analysis and management, STS and problem audiogram review, and work-related determinations.  Dr. Wakefield also teaches occupational hearing conservationist certification courses.

  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA), fellow since 2010

  • American Board of Audiology (ABA), Board Certified in Audiology since 2010

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology since 2010

  • Colorado Academy of Audiology (CAA) fellow 2010-2014, Treasurer 2010-2014

  • Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), Audiologist License since 2010

  • Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist since 2008

  • CAOHC, Certified Professional Supervisor in Audiometric Monitoring since 2013

  • CAOHC, Course Director since 2015

  • National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), member since 2008

  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Audiology and Hearing Instrument Specialist License since 2014

Emily Wakefield, AuD
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