Kelly King, Au.D., Ph.D., is an Audiologist and Program Officer at NIDCD. She oversees grants aimed at understanding hearing and hearing loss, as well as various treatments for communication disorders including hearing aids and cochlear implants. Dr. King received a bachelor’s degree in hearing and speech in 2002; a clinical Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree in 2008; and a Ph.D. in audiology in 2011, all from the University of Maryland. Dr. King leads an initiative at NIDCD to improve the accessibility and affordability of hearing health care.