Uma Soman, Ph.D., LSLS Cert AVEd is a teacher of the deaf, LSLS mentor, and researcher. She is a graduate of the Smith College/Clarke School – Masters in Education of Deaf program. She received her doctoral degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Vanderbilt University in 2017, through the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities Fellowship (2010-2014).
Currently, Dr. Soman is the Outreach Coordinator at the Carle Auditory Oral School in Urbana, IL and supports children who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families, and educational teams in mainstream educational settings. Dr. Soman’s current research focuses on the language, academic, and social outcomes of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She has been a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Auditory-Verbal Educator since 2008 and mentors professionals in the US and India. She is the co-founder of Listening Together, non-profit organizations that supports education an rehabilitation of children who are deaf and hard of hearing globally.