MAHE is excited about the lineup of 2020 Conference Presenters on May 19-21.
Title of the presentation: NOISE REDUCTION: Managing the Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Dr. Beck earned his master's degree at the University of Buffalo and his doctorate from the University of Florida. He began his career in Los Angeles at the House Ear Institute in cochlear implant research and intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring. By 1988, he was Director of Audiology at Saint Louis University. Eight years later he co-founded a multi-office dispensing practice in St Louis. In 1999, he became President and Editor-In-Chief of AudiologyOnline.com, SpeechPathology.com and HealthyHearing.com. Dr. Beck joined Oticon in 2005. From 2008 through 2015 he served as Web Content Editor for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). In 2016 he became Senior Editor for Clinical Research at the Hearing Review and was appointed adjunct Clinical Professor of Communication Disorders & Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2019, he was appointed Vice President of Academic Sciences at Oticon. Dr. Beck is among the most prolific authors in audiology with 186 publications and more than 1240 abstracts, interviews and op-eds written for the AAA (2008-2015), Audiology Online (1999-2005) and the Hearing Review, addressing a wide variety of audiology and professional topics.
Title of the presentation: Data Driven Approach to Transforming Your Clinic into a Healthable Hub
Holly Schissel joined Starkey Hearing Technologies in 2000. During her tenure there, she has had the opportunity to work in many parts of the organization including Research and Development, Strategy, and Marketing. In her current role as Senior Director of Market Insights, she leads a team responsible for analyzing the global hearing aid market to provide insight on trends that would influence the way products are developed and brought to market. She has lectured and facilitated focus group throughout the world related to professional needs in serving patients with hearing loss. She earned her B.S. in Hearing Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University and went on to receive her M.S. from Vanderbilt University. Prior to coming to Starkey, she split her time between working in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Hearing Clinic and working within a Vanderbilt Audiology Research lab focused on pediatric hearing and auditory development.
Panel participant in Thursday evening "Industry Update" discussion
Kate Carr joined the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) as President in May 2018. Kate brings extensive expertise in non-profit management, government, cause marketing and advocacy to HIA. An experienced leader, Kate has devoted her career to organizations that change outcomes in health care and improve the lives of children and families. She has served as an Assistant to the President in the Clinton White House, as President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Managing Director of Malaria No More and President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide.
Kate started her career in politics in her home state of Pennsylvania. She moved to Washington, DC to work at the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee where she developed and directed diversified fundraising campaigns. In 1995 she joined the Clinton White House serving as Special Assistant to the President, Office of Public Liaison, responsible for maintaining relationships with CEOs, the Washington representative community, trade associations, small business owners and leaders.
Governor for IHS.
Title of the presentation: International Hearing Society Spring 2020 Report
Title of Presentation:Cochlear/BAHA
Kelly Barninger is an audiologist and Clinical Territory Manager at Cochlear Americas. She has provided clinical and surgical support for Cochlear’s implantable hearing solutions throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware since 2015. Kelly obtained her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh and received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Maryland. She worked as clinical audiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, focusing on implantable devices and balance testing, prior to her start at Cochlear.
Title of presentation: Disruptions Status QuoIndustry
Dr. Doug Lewis is President and Owner of Excalibur Business Consultants, LLC and Excalibur Hearing and Audiology consulting in a wide range of areas involving healthcare, business, microenterprise development, and law while also maintaining a small law practice on the side. He also serves as General Counsel and Compliance Officer for several other related organizations and works as a Consulting Clinical Audiologist for several entities and an ENT Practice. He is an active Faculty Member for nine universities teaching in a wide variety of subject matters encompassing such areas as law and ethics, business, healthcare, clinical and administrative practice, science, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and medicine. Dr. Lewis is an instructor for the International Hearing Society’s ACA program and Chair of the IHS Institute for Education. He considers himself a lifelong adult learner, having earned an AuD degree along with a Ph.D, JD, three Masters Degrees, two Bachelors Degrees, and an Associates Degree. He maintains professional licensure and practices in Law, Clinical Audiology, Insurance, Securities Analysis, and Nursing Home Administration along with earning numerous association certifications and registries. It's not all about work, although he do love to stay busy. In the off-time, he works out extensively and is founder and leader of the Columbus, Ohio based Dance and Rock Band Paradigm Shyft.
Title of presentation: Real Life Hearing and Tinnitus Management with Zen
Michele Gerrish is an audiologist with over 20 years of clinical and industry experience. Her broad clinical experience includes work at small private practices, VA Healthcare system, as well as faculty and clinical audiologist at Penn State Hershey Medical system. In these roles she has provided full diagnostic and rehabilitative care services to all age groups. In addition to her clinical experience, Michele has worked in the manufacturing sector providing training and product management in government services as well as commercial sectors. She is currently a Senior Clinical Product Specialist at Widex USA Inc. Dr. Dr. Gerrish received her master’s degree in Audiology from Bloomsburg University and completed her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Florida.
Title of Presentation: Understanding Family Centered Care - The Patient and Beyond
Dr. Klutz joined Phonak in 2013 and has worked extensively with the international product and scientific marketing teams throughout Phonak and its parent company, Sonova. Prior to Phonak, Nicole practiced clinically for several years. Her clinical experience includes diagnostic audiometric evaluation, hearing instrument dispensing to pediatric through geriatric population, electrophysiological and vestibular testing, as well as professional education and training. Nicole dedicates a great deal of her time developing and implementing clinically relevant and easy-to-use demonstration tools in everyday environments and is an active supporter of live demonstration. Her professional areas of focus include product testing, eAudiology, and Family-Centered Care. Nicole received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Maine, Orono and her AuD at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Title of presentation: “Who Moved my Cheese” (Change in the hearing aid marketplace)
Daniel R. Schumaier, Ph.D. received his undergraduate training at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, receiving a BA in Speech Pathology in 1966. After two years’ service in the US Army as a medic, he pursued a master’s degree in Audiology from the Central Institute for the Deaf at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He went on to earn his PhD in Audiology from Michigan State University in 1972.
Dr. Schumaier’s audiology career started in academia when he moved to Johnson City, Tennessee and started the Audiology Program at East Tennessee State University. Two years later he entered private practice, and was one of the first audiologists in the country whose practice extended beyond hearing diagnostics to the actual dispensing of hearing aids, and also to include industrial hearing conservation.
His audiology practice continues to flourish, with two offices in northeast Tennessee, while Industrial Hearing Conservation Services (IHCS) has grown to serve clients throughout the southeast and midwest.
Dr. Schumaier holds numerous patents, both domestic and foreign. Ear Technology is the corporation he formed to bring many of those ideas to market, such as Dry & Store®, regarded as the pinnacle of hearing aid care worldwide, TransEar® for single-sided deafness, and most recently the innovative Clik® hearing instrument.
It could be said that Ear Technology’s corporate motto is simply a reflection of Dr. Schumaier’s personal credo. “Innovation with a purpose: helping people hear better everyday tm.”