Amanda Schaefer, MS, LGC
Genetic Counselor (Hearing)
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I am the genetic counselor for MORL Hearing Team and I am passionate about helping patients, families, and providers understand, adapt, and use genetic information about hearing loss. My clinical experience and genetic counseling training help inform my research projects which include: genotype/phenotype correlation for hearing loss genes, communication and use of genetic information for hearing loss for patients and providers, and translating information gained in our research to the clinical realm. In the genetic counseling world, I am interested in understanding how genetic counselors navigate working in combined clinical and research position, including what challenges they face working in these two areas.