Outstanding Texas Audiologist


Our 1st annual Outstanding Texas Audiologist award was presented at the 2017 TAA Conference in San Marcus. Congratulations to Dr. Karen Ditty, our first recipient!


Each year, the Scott Haug Foundation Honors Committee will award the Scott Haug Outstanding Audiologist Award  in recognition of a Texas audiologist (living or deceased) who directly, through their work in the profession of audiology, in their service to individuals with hearing loss, or in volunteer efforts related to the field of hearing health care, have made outstanding contributions.

Purpose: The spirit of this honor is derived from the attributes of Texas audiologist, Scott Haug, who worked to further the profession throughout his career. He provided compassionate hearing health care to his patients and mentored students, clinical fellows, and colleagues alike through his example of dedication to our profession.

Definition: This recognition will be awarded annually to an audiologist (living or deceased) who has made significant contributions to the profession of audiology in general or specifically in any of the following areas of the field: education, research, outreach, innovation, or business. Candidates are those who, through their efforts, have contributed to the advancement of individuals with hearing impairment. Nominees for this award and those who place an individual in nomination must be audiologists who are or have been practicing in the state of Texas and who are currently members of the Texas Academy of Audiology.

Process: An individual may be nominated through the submission of a nomination packet to the Scott Haug Foundation Honors Committee. A nomination packet will include:

1) Letter of nomination addressed to the committee chairperson, Jacque Patton.

2) Current resume or curriculum vitae for the nominee

3) Sufficient documentation to support the nominee’s qualifications that meet the award criteria (3 to 5 supporting items such as additional letters of recommendation, descriptions of outstanding contributions, etc.).

The complete nomination packet (hard copy or electronic) must be received by the Foundation no later than April 30, 2018.

Address for hard copy submissions is:

Scott Haug Foundation

1671 Stallion Springs Drive

Fischer, TX 78623

For electronic submissions: hearingconnection@gvtc.com

Committee: The Honors Committee will review all the nomination packets and consider all nominations that are judged to be qualified for the award. Majority vote of the committee will determine the award recipient, pending final approval by the Board of Directors of the Scott Haug Foundation.

Award: The selected recipient will be presented with the award at the Texas Academy of Audiology annual convention.

For additional information, please contact J.T. Beckman at (409) 722-3400 during weekdays.