Karah Gottschalk, Au.D., Ph.D. obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from the University of Louisville. After completing her Au.D. studies, she started an audiology department in a hospital in upstate New York. This department provided needed diagnostic services to counties which previously did not have access to vestibular and hearing services. During her time in New York she was a clinical preceptor/adjunct professor at Syracuse University, and was a part of the Falls Prevention Coalition for the state. During this time, she decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Gerontology at the University of Kentucky. While in Kentucky, she worked clinically in a residential facility for adults with mental and learning disabilities and in nursing homes around the area providing hearing services. She is recently completed her Ph.D. in Gerontology at the University of Kentucky, which focuses on the relationship between hearing and cognition in adults.