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What I Listen for In an Interview

In my job I have the opportunity to conduct many interviews with prospective hearing care providers. These interviews typically cover clinical and sales/counseling topics. Most of the time it is a pleasant experience during which we have a conversation that is stimulating, perhaps I learn something, and there is give and take.  As a trainer…

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Bill Austin: Celebrating 60 Years of Caring

by Brandon Sawalich In life and business, we have a desire for coaches, counselors and mentors. Since 1992, I have been fortunate enough to have a front row seat to my mentor, Starkey Owner and Chairman Bill Austin. Having this steady mentor throughout my life and career has not only shaped who I am as…

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Reflecting on 60 Years in the Hearing Industry: Interview with Bill Austin, Founder and Owner of Starkey

This week, Starkey Founder Bill Austin celebrates his 60th anniversary in the hearing industry. After acquiring Starkey Labs in 1967, a small earmold company that specialized in industrial-grade hearing protection, he ultimately transformed the organization into one of the leading hearing aid manufacturers globally. Today, Starkey is the largest American-owned hearing aid company in the…

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Filling the Gap in Audiology Clinical Education: Interview with Robert Koch of AHead Simulations

Editor’s Note: Providing adequate clinical education in audiology has always been a challenge for most university programs, but this has become especially true over the past year in the midst of a global health pandemic. This week, HHTM President and CEO, Kevin Liebe, interviews Robert Koch, President and founder of AHead Simulations, on how his…

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