This Week in Hearing offers a candid, insightful, and engaging weekly exploration of the latest trends, technologies and developments in the world of hearing.
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TWiH Hosts & Moderators
This Week in Hearing is hosted by an array of hearing industry thought leaders, including:
Dave Kemp is the Director of Business Development & Marketing at Oaktree Products and the Founder & Editor of Future Ear. In 2017, Dave launched his blog, FutureEar.co, where he writes about what’s happening at the intersection of voice technology, wearables and hearing healthcare. In 2019, Dave started the Future Ear Radio podcast, where he and his guests discuss emerging technology pertaining to hearing aids and consumer hearables. He has been published in the Harvard Business Review, co-authored the book, “Voice Technology in Healthcare,” writes frequently for the prominent voice technology website, Voicebot.ai, and has been featured on NPR’s Marketplace.
Ashley Hughes, Au.D. earned her doctorate of audiology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014. She works as an audiologist with Interacoustics US, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Prior to joining Interacoustics, Dr. Hughes first worked clinically and then as a research audiologist for a hearing aid manufacturer. She has served as an invited speaker at state and national conferences and is an author on multiple published articles and posters. She is highly involved in the American Academy of Audiology, along with her state audiology organization, the Minnesota Academy of Audiology.
Amyn M. Amlani, PhD, is President of Otolithic Consulting, a firm that provides market analysis, financial services, professional development, and technology assessments. Dr. Amlani has been in hearing care for 25+ years, with extensive professional experience in the independent and medical audiology practice channels, as an academic and scholar, and in industry.
For 45 years Dr. Robert M. Traynor
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.