Sonus Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients, Au.D Students Receive $20k

Audiology leader supports eight students with annual monetary awards

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Scholarship Foundation of Sonus, a division of Amplifon, has selected eight outstanding full-time third and fourth year Doctor of Audiology students to receive scholarships of $2,500.00 USD for a total of $20,000.00 USD awarded.

Selected from a group of over 75 applicants, the eight 2012 recipients are: Nicole E. Corbin of Arizona State University; Kayla N. Gaschler of University of South Florida; Courtney C. Luffler of University of Akron; Imola X. MacPhee of San Diego State University; Dana E. Matthyssen of Missouri State University; Kari E. Morgenstein of University of Florida; Michelle T. Neidleman of Montclair State University; and Jessica L. Spratt of Lamar University.

“All of our recipients demonstrate great potential in leading the next generation of audiology professionals,” said Sonus Vice President of Franchise Operations Dr. Thomas Tedeschi. “The Sonus Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to excellence in the field of audiology and a major component of our commitment is supporting audiology students at universities across the country.”

Scholarship applications for full-time study beginning in the fall semester of 2013 will open April 1, 2013. For more information on the Sonus Scholarship Program visit

The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

About Sonus

Sonus ( is a leading provider of hearing aid solutions, offering a wide variety of brands and styles that range in prices combining the right amount of features and value for each patient. It was founded in 1992 on the principle of high patient focus and loyalty. In 2002 Sonus was acquired by Amplifon USA Inc., the global leader in hearing services, and research.

Based in Italy, the parent company Amplifon S.p.A. operates in 18 countries and paved the way for markets in Australia, New Zealand and India. With an international network of 3,500 locations and over 3,500 service centers. Amplifon has become the largest distributor of hearing aids in the world. Amplifon is actively involved in audiological research and sponsors a number of projects through the CRS Amplifon (Amplifon Centre for Research and Study), a non-profit institution devoted to research, development and education in the audiological and ontological fields.

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Source: Sonus