We proudly present: our authors
We launched our Audiology Blog in 2016. Today, more than 70 experts from Phonak and across the hearing industry have contributed articles – sharing their insights, opinions and stories with us.
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Gina specializes in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of adults with hearing loss, and served as the Clinical Trials Coordinator at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for five years. She earned her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2010, prior to which, she received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University.
Jennifer joined Phonak HQ in 2013. She previously worked as an Audiological Scientist mainly in the UK and Switzerland, with both adults and pediatrics (in the areas of hearing aids and cochlear implants). She received her MSc in Audiology from the University of Manchester.
Lindsey has a dozen years of experience providing business development strategies, creative sales campaigns and consulting services within the hearing healthcare landscape. With an educational background in business and audiology, and her experience in private practice, she values the balance of exceptional patient experience and clinical success.
Lisa worked as a clinical speech-language pathologist in Canada for over 15 years before moving to Switzerland and joining Phonak HQ in 2016. As Global Editorial Manager of the Blog, Lisa strives to keep clinicians up to date on best practice by giving experts in the hearing industry a platform to share their expertise. As Rehab Manager, she strives to improve communication resources for those with hearing loss. Lisa has a Master's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Shannon received an AuD from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY in 2003. She practiced in private practice settings until she joined InSound Medical as a professional trainer in 2008. She joined Phonak as the National Training Manager with the acquisition of InSound in 2010. In her current role, she is responsible for managing the clinical training team, content development, implementation, and communication of training and education programs supporting Phonak products and accessories.
Kailen, AuD, joined Phonak in 2012 serving the Pacific Northwest as a Territory Manager and later as a Clinical Trainer. Kailen is now part of the Marketing and Audiology team at Phonak US headquarters in Warrenville, IL. Prior to working with Phonak, Kailen worked with patients of all ages providing diagnostic hearing and electrophysiologic assessments as well as hearing aid evaluations and fittings.
Anna is currently the Global Clinical Development and Training Manager for the In-the-Ear team with a focus on Phonak Lyric. She joined Phonak HQ in Switzerland in August 2008. Anna has worked in the field of audiology and hearing aids for 25 years and is passionate about all things audiology.
In her current role, Rachel Bishop, AuD, oversees the commercial launch of various Phonak hearing solutions including custom in-the-ear (ITE) products as well as pediatric and power solutions. Dr. Bishop is a frequent audiology industry guest lecturer and has authored numerous publications investigating the effects of hearing instrument technology on improving patient outcomes. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of North Texas in 2013.
Timo joined Phonak in Switzerland in 2011. He started in the S&T department as a research audiologist and joined the validation team in 2014 as Validation Manager. Timo studied Hearing Technology and Audiology at the Jade University in Oldenburg, completing his Bachelor of Engineering.
Michael received his doctoral degree in psychology (specializing in perceptual psychology and psychophysics) and worked at the Psychological Institute at Würzburg University for ten years. In 1997, he joined Phonak as an audiological consultant and trainer, then worked in Phonak’s Research and Development department developing new fitting software functions. Since 2005, he has managed a research program on fitting methods and audiological measures at Sonova AG.
Stephanie completed her clinical doctorate in audiology at the University of North Texas. She is a pediatric and cochlear implant audiologist at Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City, dividing her time between clinical practice and research. Her current research focuses on the assessment and management of auditory challenges for children with autism spectrum disorder.