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Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Audiology, Hearing Consultant, Hearing Assessment, Hearing Rehabilitative Treatment, Tinnitus Treatment, Tinnitus Rehabilitation, Lifestyle Implications of Hearing Loss, Hyperacusis, Hearing Instruments, Air Bag Deployment Tinnitus Injuries, Audiology Practice Management, Cranial Nerve Monitoring, Otolaryngology, Forensic Audiology, Hearing Aid, Audiometric Equipment, Middle Ear Implant, Otologics

American Board of Audiology Certified
Certificate of Clinical competence In Audiology Licensed Audiologist – Colorado
Licensed Audiologist – Wyoming
Licensed Audiologist – Florida

Summary of Expertise

46 years of clinical practice in audiology, hearing industry consultant, trainer, professor, conference speaker, practice manager and author. 46 years teaching courses and training clinicians within the field of audiology with specific emphasis in hearing and tinnitus rehabilitation. Adjunct Faculty in Audiology at the University of Florida, University of Northern Colorado, and The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Experience includes:
Clinical Audiology and Hearing Assessment
Hearing Rehabilitative Treatment
Tinnitus Treatment and Rehabilitation (Since 1978)
Lifestyle Implications of Hearing loss and Tinnitus & Hyperacusis
Member, Board of Directors, American Tinnitus Association
Hearing Instruments and Hearing Instrument Fittings
Professional Selling techniques
Air bag deployment and Hearing/Tinnitus injuries
Audiology Practice Management
Cranial Nerve Monitoring – Otolaryngology, General Surgery Cases
Forensic Audiology, 18 Cases, 1 Deposition, 1 Trial
Hearing Aid and Equipment Product Training of Distributors in 40 countries
Hearing Aid and Audiometric Equipment – Research and Development Teams
Middle Ear Implant Consultant – Otologics
Textbook Author & Blogger
Professor of Audiology, Audiology Program Director
State, National and International Convention Speaker

EDUCATION

University of Northern Colorado Greeley CO
Audiology
Master of Arts
1973

University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
Spec. Educ./Audiology
Doctor of Education
1975

Northwestern University Audiology
Post-Doctoral Study
1984
Evanston, IL

University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
Business Admin: Global Management
Master of Business Administration
2006

DEGREE RESEARCH

(1972) Aural Rehabilitation of Geriatric Patients. Bachelor of Arts. Honors Thesis, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.

(1975) A Method of Audiological Assessment for the Non-Ambulatory Geriatric Patient. Doctor of Education Dissertation, Univ of Northern CO, Greeley, CO

Military Service: 21 Years Total Military Service, Lt. Colonel, MSC, US Army, Retired.

1966-1970, United States Air Force (Enlisted Service), Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman Ranks: Airman Basic through Staff Sergeant (E-5).
Assignments: Lackland AFB, Texas; Rantoul, AFB, Ill; McCord AFB, WA; Tinker AFB, OK; Nha Trang AFB, RVN; Armed Forces Language School, Koelper Compound, Saigon, RVN; Tuy Hoa AFB, RVN; Plattsburgh AFB, NY. USAF Reserve, 1970-1972.

1983-1998, United States Army Reserve; Colorado Army National Guard (Commissioned Officer Service), Medical Service Corps, 68M Audiologist, Ranks: CPT (0-3) – LTC (0-5), Assignments: 5502 US Army Hospital, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Denver, CO; Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX; Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC; William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Elpaso, TX; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen MD.

Retired 1998, LTC, Colorado Army Nat. Guard, Exec. Officer, Medical Unit, Buckley AFB.

EMPLOYMENT

North Colorado Ear Nose Throat, PC, Greeley, Colorado
Clinical Audiologist, 1972-1975
Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Audiology
Audiological support of Otolaryngology Clinic

Audiology Associates of Greeley, Inc., Greeley, Colorado
Founder, CEO, President, Audiologist, 1972-2019
Licensed Colorado Audiologist, License # 25
Assess and Treat Adult and Pediatric Hearing-Impaired Patients
Allied Health Hospital Privileges:
North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO (Banner Health), 1978-2016
Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, CO (UC Health), 2010 -2016
McKee Medical Center, Loveland, CO (UC Health), 2010 -2014
Wray Hospital, Wray, CO, 1988-1995
Assess and Treat Tinnitus Patients with Hearing Devices and Therapy
Conduct Auditory Brainstem Response Testing
Conduct Otoacoustic Emissions Testing
Conduct Electronystagmography and Videonystagmography
Provide and Maintain Hearing Instruments
Provide and Maintain Tinnitus Maskers
Conduct Operative Monitoring – Otolaryngology & General Surgery
Otolaryngology Clinic Support
Practice Management

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Instructor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Audiology, 1973-1982
Teaching, Research & Service
Teach Courses in Audiology, Structure and Function of the Auditory Mechanism, Introduction to Hearing Aids, Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation, AdvancedHearing Aids, Advanced Adult Aural Rehabilitation, Hearing Science, Practicum in Audiology
Clinical Supervisor in Audiology
Director of Aural Rehabilitation Clinic
Research in Tinnitus
Computer Assisted Aural Rehabilitation
On Leave, 1976-77

Univ. of Arkansas for Med. Sciences Little Rock, AR.
Assistant Professor of Audiology, 1976-1977
Teaching, Research & Service
Teach Courses in Audiology, Aural Rehabilitation, Hearing Aids, Practicum in Audiology
Clinical Supervisor in Audiology
Director, Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation
Founder, Arkansas Association for Hearing impaired Children, Little Rock

Colorado State. Univ., Ft. Collins, CO.
Associate Professor & Director of Audiology, 1982-1993
Teaching Research & Service
Teach Courses: Hearing Aids, Noise Control, Speech Audiometry, Practicum in Audiology, Intro to Aural Rehab, Adult Aural Rehab, Computer Assist. Communicology
Director Tinnitus Clinic
Administrate the Audiology Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Advise Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Project Director, US Army, Auditory Workload Research Project, Ft. Knox, KY
Human Engineering Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Gnd, MD, (1990-92). Grant

Audiology, LLC, Fort Collins, Colorado
Founder, President, Audiologist, 2019 – Present
Forensic Audiologist
Audiology Consultant Teaching Practice Management Courses at 2 Universities
Adjunct Professor
National and International Speaker
Author & Blogger

Good Audiology Books, LLC
Co-Founder, Investor, Treasurer, 2019 – Present
Publish books in Audiology
Manage financial affairs for Good Audiology Books

Audiology Exclusive, LLC
Co-Founder, Investor, 2019 – Present

Digital Marketing Company
Marketing Hearing Industry Products

MAJOR AUDIOLOGY CONSULTING

National Ear Care Plan, Denver, CO – Audiology Buying Group (Now called HEAR USA)
Audiology Consultant to Develop Buying Group and Provider Regulations, 1990-1992
Consult with Executives on Hearing and Audiology Practice
Set up Buying Group (now called HEAR USA)

Rexton Inc., Plymouth, MN – Hearing Aid Manufacturer
Audiology Consultant, 1990-1992
Advisory Board –
Various contracted K-Amp Presentations

Bernafon, A/G, Bern, Switzerland
International Hearing Aid Company
Senior International Audiology Consultant, 1993-2010
Member Research and Development Teams – 1998-2010

Smile & Smile + Projects Launched 1999, Sold until2007
Symbio Project, Product Launched 2001, Sold until 2006
Hearing Aid Fitting advice
Patient product needs advice
Audiological evaluation of Marketing Materials
Director of International Training – Hearing Instruments – 1998-2010

Develop Product & Audiological Methods training for International Distributors
Speaker at Annual Bernafon International Distributor Forum in Switzerland
Arrange for Guest Audiology Speakers for Bernafon Forum
Internal training of domestic & international sales representatives
Live and Work at Bernafon HQ in Bern, Switzerland – 1998-1999
Training of COSTCO Dispensers – 2002
Travel to 40 Countries to conduct product & audiology training for distributor

Bernafon-Maico, Minneapolis, MN – US Hearing Aid Manufacturer –
Training Consultant, 1993-1999
Design and present training programs for sales reps, audiologists & dispensers
Consult on practice patterns of US audiologists

Oticon, Inc, Somerset, NJ/Copenhagen, Denmark
Audiology Consultant 1995, 1996, 2005
Presentation Aural Rehabilitation of the Elderly Denmark
Taking CIC Impressions
Professional Sales Techniques

Maico-Diagnostics, Eden Prairie, MN – Audiometer Manufacturer
Audiology Consultant, Computerized Audiometer, Real Ear Unit marketed by Interacoustics – Equinox Audiometer Affinity, 1997- 2006
Design
Functionality

Audiology Online, San Antonio, TX
Online Continuing Education Company, 2001-2014
Advisory Board,
International Manufacturer/Member Recruiting,
Contributing Editor, Business & Practice Management

Otologics, LLC, Boulder, CO
Consulting Audiologist, Carina Implantable Hearing Device, 2006-2009
Research and Development Application and Marketing
Prepare and publish articles for journals
Work with surgeons in surgery
Training presentations at National Audiology Meetings

Sonic Innovations, Somerset, NJ
Audiology consultant 2006, 2010
Contractor for 6 practice management workshops across the United States
Contractor for 5 Veteran’s Administration workshops: Personal Style in Hearing Aid Fitting

Vanish, LLC. Longmont, CO.
Manufacturer of Invisible Hearing Aid Tubes & Receiver Wires
Audiology Consultant to Inventor and CEO of Company, 2009 – Present
Research and Development Application and Marketing
Presentations at American Academy of Audiology Article for Hearing Review, 2014
Recorded marketing video of application and use
Arranged discussions with Bernafon for marketing of application
Broker for Sale of the company

Lantos, Boston, MA,
Contractor, Marketing of a 3D ear scanner for ear impressions. 2019 – Present
Write articles, conduct presentations featuring high technology scanning products

Pivot Hearing, Petaluma, CA
Audiology Provider Group – 2019 – Present Consultant in Audiology and Practice Management
Provide advice and direction for management of customers
Consultant in professional selling
Program development and presenter for Wine Country seminars
Subscriber practice development

ReDux, Carmel, IN
Patented technique to remove moisture from personal electronic devices – 2020-Present
Write Articles
Provide advice and direction in management of independent hearing healthcare customers.
Present product clinical and business benefits at State and National Meetings

OTHER CONSULTING ACTIVITIES

Rehabilitation Services Administration, Training Grants, Dept. of Education, Washington, DC
Grant Reviewer, 1990-1993

Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Publisher 1992
Reviewer, Audiology Textbooks

Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY – Publisher
Reviewer, Audiology Textbook, 1993

TEC Engineering, Santa Clara CA- Hearing Aid Manufacturer Consultant on Design of Inexpensive Hearing Aid – 2000-2004

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ – 2011-2014
Question Writer for National Audiology Certification Examination, 2011- 2014

Interacoustics, Assen, Denmark – 2005
Consultant on Hearing Aid Test Box and Real Ear Unit, 2005

FORMAL ADJUNCT ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Adjunct Professor of Audiology, 1998-2020
Teach Counseling Individuals with Hearing Loss every 16 months
Teach Business and Professional Issues in Hearing Healthcare every 16 Months
Grade Comprehensive Examinations
Advise and review doctoral level curriculum for online Au.D. program

Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Adjunct Professor of Audiology, 1999-2005
Serve as an adjunct Professor to Audiological Physician program
Member Doctoral Research Committees

Salus University, School of Audiology, Elkins Park, PA
Adjunct Professor of Audiology, 2005 – 2010, 2019 – Present
Teach Introduction to Hearing Aids 3 times per year
Business courses in Audiology

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Affiliate Professor of Audiology, 2005-2020
Teach ASLS 772 Practice Management
Teach practicum students
Teach Clinical Intern

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Affiliate Professor of Audiology, 2012-2017
Teach Audiology Practice Management – 2012, 2014, 2016

Univ of Ark. Medical Sciences/Univ of Arkansas @ Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
Adjunct Professor of Audiology, 2018-Present
Teach CHP AUDI 5232 – Audiology: Practice Management – Once per year

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Audiology (AAA) (Life Member)
Colorado Academy of Audiology (CAA) (Founder & Life Member)
American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) (Life Member)
American Auditory Society (AAS)
Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) (Life Member)
National Academies of Practice: Audiology (NAP)
American Tinnitus Association, Member, Board of Directors (2019 – 2021)
Audiology Practice Standards Organization

HONORS AND AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement Award, Colorado Academy of Audiology, 2014
Distinguished Fellow, National Academies of Practice in Audiology, 2017
Nomination of Distinction, Alumni Assn., Univ. of Northern Colorado, 2018
Joel Wernick Award, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, November 2019 National recognition for outstanding educational contribution within the profession of audiology or hearing science.

PREVIOUS – LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

Type E, School Cert., School Audiologist, Colorado Dept. of Educ., Denver, CO (1990 – 1995) Licensed Audiologist, Arkansas, (1976-77)
Type B Teachers Certificate, Conference of Executives of Am. Schools for the Deaf (1974-1985) Hearing Aid Dealer, Colorado (1986-1991), Hearing Aid Dealer Licensure was sunset in 1991.

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