Dr. Curtin is a renowned innovator in audiology being one of the first to implement a comprehensive, integrative audiology program focused on training an older person. The program ensures maximum benefits from the hearing aids and develops listening strategies. Her research and expertise resulted in Manhattan Eye And Ear receiving FDA approval to implant a congenitally deaf child in the mid 1980′s.
Dr. Curtin understands that “no man is an island”. ABC Hearing clients are treated, their family is supported, and their community is offered training and workshops. At the state and national level, she shares her knowledge organizing educational courses. She is involved in either lobbying for legislative change or advocacy work regarding the needs of the hearing impaired.
Her training, research, and publications are known locally, nationally and internationally. She is recognized for her extensive continuing education program by the American Academy of Audiology by earning the “Scholar” award for 2003-4. And she has received the distinguished ACE awards from the American Speech and Language Association for two consecutive years, 2004 and 2005.
Dr. Curtin is a faculty member of West Chester University since 2000 and formerly its Hearing Clinic Coordinator. She guests lectures at other similar institutions. She is a former Chair for Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.