Karen Jacobs, AuD, is the owner of AVA Hearing Center, a private Audiology practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Prior to starting her own company in 1998 she worked in a busy Ear, Nose and Throat practice where she developed a Professional Services Board accredited Audiology department.  Dr. Jacobs has been an active member of the American Academy of Audiology.  She has served on a litany of committees and task forces including service on the Board of Directors, ABA Board of Governors, AAAF Board of Trustees and as the 2012 Convention Chair. Currently Dr. Jacobs serves as the Chair of the AAA Political Advisory Committee and on the 2014 Audiology NOW Program Committee.  Dr. Jacobs has served 2 consecutive terms as President of the Michigan Academy of Audiology and was awarded Audiology License #1 from her peers in appreciation for her leadership in obtaining Audiology Licensure in Michigan.


Dr. Jacobs is a proud CMU alumna having received her BS and MA from Central Michigan University.  She received her AuD from Salus University in Pennsylvania.​​​