Hearing Professional of the Year to blog for Hearinghealthmatters.org

C. Scot Frink

TUCSON, AZ—Hearinghealthmatters.org has named C. Scot Frink, a prominent audiologist and hearing instrument specialist, as its newest contributing editor. Last month, he was selected by Rayovac as National Hearing Professional of the Year for 2011.

Scot, who is president of Salem Audiology Clinic, grew up in hearing care. His father, Norman Frint, was one of the first dispensing audiologists in Oregon and founded the family practice in 1982. Scot launched his career in private practice as a dispenser in 1994, later obtaining his audiology degree. Starting with this week’s edition of Hearinghealthmatters.org, he will be sharing his insights and experiences on Hear in Private Practice, where he joins Judy Huch, AuD, as co-editor of this blog section.

Scot, who earned his audiology degree in 2004 from Portland State University, has frequently made presentations at professional conferences, including the Oregon Hearing Society and Washington Hearing Society. He also served on the Oregon State Hearing Aid Licensing Board from 2002 to 2011.

Before taking over as president of Salem Audiology Clinic, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest audiology practices, Scot spent three years as a Northwest regional sales director for Phonak. So, he understands the perspective of industry as well as that of practitioners and patients.

Scot is also a contributor to Healing the Children, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides medical and audiology care to children in need. For several years, he has donated hundreds of hearing aids to its medical mission trips to Guatemala. In 2012, his business partner and sister, Lesli Hiller, will be joining the audiologists of Healing the Children for a one-week mission.