Global Perspectives @ Hearing International

Robert M. TraynorBob Traynor, Editor

Welcome to the international section of the Hearing Health and Technology Matters Blog.  For over 17 years I traveled the world as an audiologist conducting presentations on Audiology and Hearing instruments for a major manufacturer, visiting virtually every continent and over 40 countries.  The work involved training distributors of hearing products and their staff in audiology and product specifics.  As part of the process, I have met many colleagues and worked with them in their practices in many different countries and have found that Audiologists around the world are a diverse group but we all have the same goals and objectives for our patients.

I hope that all of you will share your experiences, technology and unique procedures from around the world in this new blog.  As editor of the Hearing International section I am looking for internationally focused articles on topics that include interesting, debonair, disgusting practices in other countries as well as how audiologists differ in training, expertise and scope of practice from one country to another.  Stories of travel, clinical practice, research, training diversity and other topics from around the world are of particular interest.  Just as soap operas develop a great following, I am hoping to earn your readership in our own audiology focused “As the World Turns”.

Please send your submissions to my attention at Hearing International at traynordr@ Articles and postings are ideally submitted in English and at least 500 words, but not more than 1000 words.

Upcoming International Events:

VIII Congreso Nacional de Audiologia & Expo, Bogota, Colombia, February 23-25, 2012,

British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians, Latimer Place, Chesham, UK, March 14-16, 2012,

   Am. Acad. of Audiology,, Boston – USA, March 28-31, 2012.


 31st World congress of Audiology, Moscow, Russia, April 29-May 3, 2012,


 Canadian Association of Speech, Language Pathologists and Audiologists, St.John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, May 9-12, 2012,


Audiology Australia (ASA), Adelaide, Australia, July 1-4, 2012,


German Society of Audiology, 15th Annual Meeting, Erlangen, Germany, March 7-12, 2012,


New Zealand Audiological Society, Hamilton, New Zealand, May 7-10, 2012,

Asociacion de Espanola de Audiologia,  XIX Congress of AEDA, Madrid, Spain, April 13-15, 2012,

About Robert Traynor

Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA is the CEO and practicing audiologist at Audiology Associates, Inc., in Greeley, Colorado with particular emphasis in amplification and operative monitoring, offering all general audiological services to patients of all ages. Dr. Traynor holds degrees from the University of Northern Colorado (BA, 1972, MA 1973, Ed.D., 1975), the University of Phoenix (MBA, 2006) as well as Post Doctoral Study at Northwestern University (1984). He taught Audiology at the University of Northern Colorado (1973-1982), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1976-77) and Colorado State University (1982-1993). Dr. Traynor is a retired Lt. Colonel from the US Army Reserve Medical Service Corps and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Audiology at the University of Florida, the University of Colorado, and the University of Northern Colorado. For 17 years he was Senior International Audiology Consultant to a major hearing instrument manufacturer traveling all over the world providing academic audiological and product orientation for distributors and staff. A clinician and practice manager for over 35 years, Dr. Traynor has lectured on most aspects of the field of Audiology in over 40 countries. Dr. Traynor is the current President of the Colorado Academy of Audiology and co-author of Strategic Practice Management a text used in most universities to train audiologists in practice management, now being updated to a 2nd edition.