Pol pushes local audiologist to state hearing aid advisory board


As part of National Audiology Awareness Month, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic is pushing for the appointment of a local audiologist and business owner to the New York State Hearing Aid Dispensing Advisory Board.

Since 1997, Dr. Zumpone-Weibley has served the Flushing community at her practice, Totaling Hearing Care. Her business conducts audiological tests on-site and offers multiple styles of hearing aids.

She also worked with the Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of New York PC for 23 years, establishing their Audiology department.

“Throughout her career, Dr. Zumpone-Weibley has worked in numerous capacities across Queens – each one strengthening her expertise while being of service through education and volunteer work,” Rozic said. “Her appointment to the New York State Hearing Aid Dispensing Advisory Board will be a valued addition for alL New Yorkers.”

The advisory board is made up of 13 members who are appointed by the New York Secretary of State. They oversee the licensure, registration and regulation of occupations.

According to state law, four of the 13 board members must be audiologists who have dispensed hearing aids for at least five years prior to their appointment.

“I have been privileged to spend my career as an audiologist at a time where technological advances have greatly enriched our lives,” Dr. Zumpone-Weibley said. “Hearing aids are an integral part of the remediation of hearing loss and the role of the Advisory Board is to safeguard the needs of the hearing impaired consumer.”

“I am honored to be representing my home town of Flushing on the Board and I hope my efforts will make a difference for the community.”

Her appointment to the board will be confirmed in the next few months, Rozic said.

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