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.
Would you like to join our global community of authors? Please contact us at audiologyblog@phonak.com

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Audiology Manager Software Fitting Solutions at Phonak HQ

Solange is the Global Audiology Manager for Software Solutions at Phonak HQ. She has been with Phonak since 2007 responsible for training and audiology. She has a Masters in audiology from Southern CT State University and worked in various clinical settings prior to joining Phonak.

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Associate Director of the Adult Amplification Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, US

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.

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Technical Editorial Manager at Phonak HQ

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.

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Consumer Specialist at Advanced Bionics UK

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.

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Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Manager at Phonak

Lisa worked as a clinical speech-language pathologist in Canada for over 15 years before moving to Switzerland and joining Phonak HQ in 2016. She presently enjoys two roles at Phonak - Editorial Manager of the Phonak Audiology Blog and Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Manager in the Pediatric team.

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Director Clinical and Commercial Training at Phonak US

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.

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Product Marketing and Audiology Manager at Phonak US

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.

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Senior Audiology Manager at Phonak HQ

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.

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Manager of Custom Products at Phonak HQ

Rachel began her employment as a Hearing Care Professional at Phonak in 2012 and received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of North Texas in 2013. She is now Manager of Custom Products at Phonak Headquarters in Stäfa, Switzerland.

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Validation Manager at Phonak HQ

Timo has worked for Phonak AG since 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.

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Program Owner Audiology & Fitting Methods at Sonova AG

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.

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Senior Consultant at Phonak HQ

Ora completed her Masters of Science in Audiology in the USA. After extensive clinical experience fitting hearing aids to children and adults, she joined Phonak in 1984. She established professional audiology services and leads the Global Audiology team. In her spare time, she enjoys travel and photography.