We launched our Audiology Blog in 2016. Today, more than 100 experts from Phonak and across the hearing industry have contributed articles – sharing their insights, opinions and stories with us.
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Fomer VP of Global Audiology 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.
Audiologist and Former Regional Program Coordinator for the Ontario Infant Hearing Program in Thunder Bay, Canada
With 20 years as a clinician, Bill has a wealth of knowledge and experience. His interest in eAudiology began in 2006 in trying to provide access to infant diagnostic services in remote Canadian communities and was involved in developing a remote assessment protocol for the Ontario Infant Hearing Program. Recently retired, Bill continues to take an interest in eAudiology, working with colleagues internationally to promote and implement remote access to patients.
Geoffrey (Geoff, anything else makes him nervous) Cooling is an Irish hearing aid blogger who writes about the business of Audiology on Just Audiology Stuff and advice for hearing aid consumers on Hearing Aid Know. Please feel free to connect with him - Twitter: @geco1970 or
Commercial and Operations Director, Sonova (Wholesale) New Zealand / Director of Audiology - Australia and New Zealand
David has worked at Phonak for over 10 years. An interest in music and helping people made Audiology a natural career choice, and David graduated from the Master of Audiology course at University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1999. He worked clinically for 10 years, in both public and private settings, and in both NZ and overseas. David has a special interest in advanced hearing instrument and wireless communication technology, the selection of these based on client and family needs and supporting verification and evaluation of these features in the clinical setting.
Bill joined Phonak in 2013 after nearly a decade serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He received his AuD from Central Michigan University and has been a strong proponent of the Audiology profession, patient empowerment and a tireless advocate for persons with hearing loss.
Jacqueline received her Doctor of Audiology degree from University at Buffalo. Jacqueline joined Sonova in 2017 and is currently the Audiology Manager for Phonak Target, based in Switzerland. She strives to ensure HCPs have an optimal fitting experience with Target. Jacqueline brings a unique perspective to product development with both her audiological background and experience living with hearing loss.
Global Pediatric Clinical Development and Research Manager at Phonak US
Dr. Dunn is an audiologist and clinical researcher with expertise in speech perception, multisensory processing and early hearing detection and intervention. She is an experienced lecturer and has authored numerous professional peer-reviewed and trade journals articles on topics pertaining to pediatric audiology. In her current role, she drives collaborative research for pediatrics spanning product validations and claims to pediatric audiology thought leadership.
Postdoctoral fellow at Baycrest Health Sciences, Canada
Kate, Ph.D., C.Psych, is a postdoctoral fellow at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto, Canada. Her research interests include examining the interaction between sensory and cognitive processes, facilitating audiologic rehabilitation in older adults with cognitive impairment, and improving communication between individuals with dementia and their family members.
Kris English, PhD, has written numerous books and chapters, and has presented over 300 workshops and papers in the US, Canada, England, Europe, and Australia. She created and writes for a web forum called AdvancingAudCounseling.com, and welcomes submissions from students, faculty and practitioners.
Laura joined Sonova in 2016 for a one-year formal development program where she worked at Advanced Bionics, Connect Hearing, and Phonak. Prior to her present role, she worked on the Pediatric Team as the Pediatric Audiology Manager. Laura received her Doctorate of Audiology from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Dr. Mel Ferguson is Associate Professor at Curtin University and leads the Brain and Hearing group at the Ear Science Institute Australia. Previously, she led research teams at the National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, and the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, UK. She has had leadership roles in UK Audiology.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Audiology at the University of Akron, US
Carol Flexer, Ph.D., is an international lecturer in pediatric and educational audiology. She is author of more than 155 publications, including 14 books. She is past president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.