James A. Wise, Ph.D., FAAA, president emeritus, founded Associated Audiologists after completing his doctorate, and under his leadership the practice has been at the forefront of hearing care in the region for more than 25 years. He has served as president of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and received several honors of the association. He has also been a member of several national committees. On the local level, Dr. Wise has served on the boards of many organizations, including the Alliance on Aging. He is a member of the Olathe Noon Rotary Club and a three-time recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. He earned his doctorate of philosophy in audiology degree from the University of Kansas.