David A. Zapala, Ph.D.

  1. Audiologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English
  • Neural aspects of audition
  • Computational modeling of auditory function
  • Role of the vestibular system in spatial orientation and balance
  • Development of information technology to support clinical decision making
  1. 1993
    PhD - Auditory neuroscience, auditory perception; Collateral areas: Basic neuroscience (University of Tennessee Medical School), Perceptual and Neuro-psychologyUniversity of Memphis
  2. 1983
    Clinical FellowshipUpper Cumberland Hearing, Speech, and Language Center
  3. 1982
    MS - AudiologyUtah State University
  4. 1980
    BA - Communications DisordersCalifornia State University, Fullerton

Certifications

  1. 2002
    AudiologyAmerican Board of Audiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Academy of Audiology Foundation
  2. 2018
    Honors of the AcademyAmerican Academy of Audioogy
  3. 2016
    Distinguished Clinician of the YearMayo Clinic
  4. 2016
    Elected as a distinguished scholar and fellowNational Academy of Practice
  5. 2013
    Silver CertificateAcoustical Society of America
  6. 2013
    Service AwardAmerican Academy of Audiology
  7. 2013
    Arnold D Tuttle Award for co-authorship of the winning paper in Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 2013Aerospace Medical Association
  8. 2013
    Outstanding Alumnus of the YearSchool of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis
  9. 2009
    Jerger Award for Mentored Clinical Research (Mentor),2009American Academy of Audiology
  10. 2007
    Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Board of Audiology
  11. 2001
    Edward Dalstrom Distinguished Service AwardMid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, Memphis, Tennessee
  12. 1997
    Distinguished Service AwardTennessee Academy of Audiology

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2022
    Committee MemberAmerican National Standards (ANSI)
  2. 2020 - 2022
    ChairpersonAmerican National Standards (ANSI)
  3. 2018 - 2022
    Advisory Board MemberIDA Institute
  4. 2018 - 2020
    Committee MemberFlorida Connected Care Subcommittee
  5. 2016 - 2021
    Distinguished scholar and fellowNational Academies of Practice
  6. 2015 - 2017
    Member, Ad-Hoc CommitteeNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  7. 2013
    Outside ReviewerGrant Section, Merit Review Board, Veteran's Administration
  8. 2012 - present
    Active MemberInformation Management Committee
  9. 2010 - 2013
    Board Member at LargeAmerican Academy of Audiology
  10. 2010 - 2013
    Liaison RepresentativeAmerican Board of Audiology
  11. 2010 - 2013
    MemberBoard of Directors Audit Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  12. 2010 - 2013
    Liaison RepresentativeResearch Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  13. 2010 - present
    ResearcherAerospace Medicine and Vestibular Research Laboratory
  14. 2008 - 2013
    Founding Board of DirectorAmerican Balance Society
  15. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Balance Society
  16. 2007
    Outside ReviewerGrant Section, Merit Review Board, Veteran's Administration
  17. 2007 - 2008
    MemberStandards Committee Panel, American Academy of Audiology
  18. 2007
    MemberAnnual Meeting Subcommittee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  19. 2006 - 2007
    MemberAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention
  20. 2006 - 2007
    MemberOrganizing Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  21. 2005 - 2007
    MemberBoard of Governors, American Board of Audiology
  22. 2005 - 2007
    MemberConvention Planning Subcommittee -- Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention
  23. 2004 - 2008
    MemberConvention Planning Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  24. 2004 - 2005
    MemberAccreditation Commission for Audiology Education
  25. 2004 - 2005
    MemberMethods for Audiologic Evaluation and Treatment - Balance System Assessment and Rehabilitation, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education
  26. 2003 - 2004
    MemberSubcommittee on State Licensure, American Academy of Audiology
  27. 2000 - 2001
    Investigative ConsultantLicensing Board, Communicative Sciences and Disorder, State of Tennessee
  28. 1999 - 2000
    MemberLong Range Planning Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  29. 1997
    Conference CoordinatorTennessee Academy of Audiology
  30. 1996 - 1998
    MemberExecutive Board, Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  31. 1996 - 1997
    PresidentTennessee Academy of Audiology
  32. 1994 - 1995
    MemberAudiology and Speech/Language Pathology Licensure Committee, Tennessee Academy of Audiology
  33. 1993 - 1994
    Founding MemberTennessee Academy of Audiology
  34. 1993 - 1994
    Member-at-LargeTennessee Academy of Audiology
  35. 1991 - present
    MemberAcoustical Society of America
  36. 1986
    MemberTennessee Speech and Hearing Association
  37.  
    FellowAmerican Academy of Audiology
  38.  
    MemberAmerican Auditory Society
  39.  
    MemberFlorida Academy of Audiology
  40.  
    MemberInternational Audiology Society
  41.  
    MemberNew York Academy of Sciences

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.