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As a Commissioner, Baber will continue to provide expertise as a licensed hearing aid dispenser to the other members of the commission to ensure the interests of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Arizona are met based on current conditions. In his role, he will also act as an advocate for the deaf and the hard of hearing, providing access to the best services across the state.
“We are excited to have an advocate like Robert to help make changes and pave the way for the deaf and hard of hearing community for years to come,” said Sherri Collins, executive director of ACDHH. “He makes a great addition to our team and we are thankful to have him supporting our mission.”
Baber is currently a member of the International Hearing Society and the president of the Hearing Healthcare providers of Arizona. In addition, he is also national board certified in hearing instrument sciences and is a licensed hearing dispenser.
Baber is a resident of Phoenix.
Established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents, ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss and aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. The purpose of the organization, and its commissioners, is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.