Dr. Elmlinger obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University, Master of Arts in Audiology at the University of Pittsburgh and her Au.D. from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Truman welcomed Ilene Elmlinger, Au.D., CCC-A, to the CMDS faculty in the fall of 2007.
She teaches courses in audiology, aural rehabilitation, anatomy and physiology and speech science. Dr. Elmlinger provides clinical supervision for aural rehabilitation clients and hearing evaluations, as well as Early Headstart Screenings (birth-3).
Dr. Elmlinger represents the department on the university Undergraduate Council and in the past has lead the CMDS participation in A.T. Still University's interdisciplinary healthcare project. Currently she serves as the faculty advisor to CoDA, Truman's chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dr. Elmlinger has served on the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention committee for several years, including serving as program co-chair twice.
Dr. Elmlinger has worked in hospital, private practice, as well as assisted living and nursing home settings. She has worked extensively with the pediatric hearing impaired population. Her current areas of interest include pediatric hearing healthcare and under-served populations such as the Amish community in northeast Missouri.
She lives in Kirksville with her husband Eli and their children Emma, Jake and Eva.