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Kátia Freitas Alvarenga

Kátia Freitas Alvarenga, Brazilian audiologist, educator. Achievements include research in proposal and indicators for quality evaluation of audiology services; research in newborn hearing health model; research in plasticity and development of central auditory system; research in electrical audiometry brainstem response in cochlear implant program; research in videoconference effectiveness in community health agents.

Background

  • Alvarenga, Kátia Freitas was born on August 5, 1964 in São Paulo, Brazil. Daughter of Pedro Pereira and Heloisa Ferreira de Freitas Alvarenga.

  • Education

    • Degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology, University Sagrado Coração, Bauru, São Paulo, 1987. Specialization in Otoneurology, Federal University São Paulo, 1989. Specialization in Human Communications Disorders, Federal University São Paulo, 1989.

      Master of Science in Human Communications Disorders Speech Pathology & Audiology, Federal University São Paulo, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Communications Disorders Speech Pathology & Audiology, Federal University São Paulo, 1997. Postdoctoral degree in Audiological Assessment Children, University Manchester, England, 2000.

      Postdoctoral degree in Electrophysiology, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000.

    Career

    • Professor, speech pathology and audiology department University São Paulo, Bauru, since 1992, audiologist, cochlear implant team, since 1994, coordinator, professional practice, since 2003, coordination committee member, exchange agreement, since 2005, vice president, commission international relations, since 2007. Member commission Association Hearing Deficient Parents and Users Cochlear Implant, Bauru, 1998—2007. Charter member Brazilian Academy Audiology, São Paulo, since 2001, vice president, 2003—2005, director, since 2007.

    Membership

    Member City Council Rights of Child and Adolescent, Bauru, 2002—2004.
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    Born August 5, 1964
    (age 53)