Board Member Bio

Jerrilyn Frasier Vaughan, AuD., L-AUD/SLP

Jerrilyn Frasier Vaughan, Au.D., M.A.-SLP was appointed to a three year term as an audiology member to the board by Governor John Bel Edwards in January 2018  Dr. Vaughan is a private practice owner in Ruston, LA.   Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Vaughan worked for 18 years as a clinical audiologist for a leading otorhinolaryngology (ENT) and multispecialty group in Ruston, Louisiana. Her responsibilities included diagnostic testing and management of patients with hearing loss and vestibular disturbances. She helped grow the practice from a primarily diagnostic clinic to a dispensing and diagnostic leader in the area. Her passion for the field of Audiology lead her to a position as a founding board member and second president of the Louisiana Academy of Audiology (LAA), one of the most successful state audiology academies in the south, focused on the legislative advocacy for the hearing impaired of Louisiana. She is also a Founding Board Member of the Future Leaders of Audiology Student Conference, which teaches the next generation about advocacy for their profession and their patients.

Prior to her career as an audiologist, Dr. Vaughan obtained her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University. She worked for several years as an SLP in rural nursing homes of East Texas. Her experience with deaf and hard-of-hearing patients as well as her own mother’s experience with an acoustic neuroma piqued her interest in audiology and prompted her to return home to Louisiana Tech where she earned her Master's Degree in Audiology. After working in Ruston’s largest multispecialty clinic for 3 years Dr. Vaughan's desire to extend her skills compelled her to seek her Doctorate Degree in Audiology, which was conferred on her from the University of Florida in 2006. She had remained employed at her local ENT clinic until 2019 when she ventured into private practice.