The Craig W. Johnson Audiology Advocate Award

The Craig W. Johnson Audiology Advocate Award has been established to honor the memory and accomplishments of Craig W. Johnson (1952-2013). The Craig W. Johnson Audiology Advocate Award is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the profession of audiology through federal and/or state advocacy.

Craig W. Johnson, Au.D., founded Audiology Associates, Inc., and became the first private practitioner in the State of Maryland in 1977. His practice eventually grew to eight locations.

Dr. Johnson worked tirelessly to advocate for pro-patient and pro-audiology legislation at the state and national levels over the entire course of his career. He was a founding member of the Maryland Academy of Audiology (MAA), where he served as president in 1997 and as MAA Legislative Chair from 1996-2013. Dr. Johnson served on the ADA Board of Directors from 1998 – 2007 and also served as Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Political Action Committee for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

Dr. Johnson contributed to many legislative achievements including improvements to Workman’s Compensation, the establishment of infant hearing screenings, patient choice in the selection of hearing aids and the provision of a $1,400 benefit per hearing aid for federal government workers.

Past Recipients

  • 2019, Stacey Baldwin, Au.D.
  • 2018, Rita Chaiken, Au.D.
  • 2017, Kristin Davis, Au.D. and Alexandra Tarvin, Au.D.
  • 2016, Briana Bruno Holton, Au.D
  • 2015, Alicia Spoor, Au.D.