Editor, Hearing Economics
Dr. Amyn M. Amlani, PhD, is Professor and Department Chairperson, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, in the consortium program between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA-Little Rock). In addition, Dr. Amlani directs the Hearing Aid and Augmentative Technologies Laboratory (HAATLab), a research laboratory that is funded primarily from extramural grants and corporate sponsors.
Dr. Amlani holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of the Pacific, the Master of Science degree in Audiology from Purdue University, and the Ph.D. degree in Audiology/Psychoacoustics (minor in Marketing and Supply Chain Management) from Michigan State University.
His research interests include: (1) economic and marketing trends within audiology, particularly with respect to evolving/disruptive technologies (smartphone-based applications, personal sound amplifiers/hearables), (2) consumer purchasing models, (3) hearing conservation for musicians, and (4) room acoustics.
In his free time, Dr. Amlani plays the bass guitar in cover bands (rock, metal, punk) at local venues.