About Hearing International

Hearing International is a discussion of audiology potpourri with an international flair. We look at the market, audiology, hearing rehabilitation, deafness and the hearing mechanism, and research of interest to an international audience. Comment Policy

Bob Traynor, Editor
Hearing International

For 45 years Dr. Robert M. Traynor (B.A., 1972; MA, 1973; Ed.D., 1975; MBA, 2006) practiced audiology at his clinic, Audiology Associates, Inc., in Greeley, Colorado, where he provided diagnostic & rehabilitative treatment for hearing loss and tinnitus to patients of all ages.  He also conducted operative monitoring for otolaryngologists and general surgeons for 25 years at three hospitals in northern Colorado. He has been a frequent lecturer domestically and internationally in over 40 countries on most aspects of Audiology.  As an academic, Dr. Traynor has been an Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor of Audiology and an Audiology Program Director at the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University.  For 17 years, he was the Senior International Audiology Consultant to a major hearing aid manufacturer based in Bern, Switzerland, where he provided technical support to engineers and hearing scientists within the research and development group.  He is a 2017 fellow of the National Academies of Practice, was presented the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Academy of Audiology and named a 2018 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Northern Colorado.  In 2019, he received the Joel Wernick Award for outstanding contributions in audiology and hearing science from the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

Dr. Traynor  was part of the Doctor of Audiology on-line faculty at the University of Florida for over 20 years where he was instrumental in the design and implementation of the audiology practice management curriculum which has been duplicated in many programs across the country. His text, Strategic Practice Management, 3rd Edition, co-authored with Dr. Robert Glaser, is used in most audiology training programs.  

Currently, he is an adjunct professor in various university audiology programs, an industry consultant, and serves as an expert witness for attorneys in hearing, tinnitus, and audiology malpractice.  He may be contacted at https://roberttraynor.com