Amyn Amlani, PhD
President, Otolithic, LLC
Dr. Amlani is President of Otolithic, LLC, a consulting firm that provides competitive market analysis and support strategy, economic and financial assessments, segment targeting strategies and tactics, professional development, and consumer insights. Dr. Amlani has been in hearing care for 25+ years, with extensive professional experience in the independent and medical audiology practice channels, as an academic and scholar, and in industry. Dr. Amlani also serves as section editor of Economics for Hearing Health Technology Matters.
Jackie Clark, AuD
Doctor of Audiology Program, University of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Clark is a clinical professor at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Brain and Behavior Sciences and appointed as a research scholar with The University of The Witwatersrand, School of Speech and Hearing Therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Clark teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses, supervises practicum experiences of AuD students, has published numerous articles and book chapters, and lectured in many parts of the world. Some of her research interests and publications involve speech perception in noise performance, cognitive influences on audition, demographics of hearing loss in indigenous populations, ethical challenges in clinical audiology, impacting and promoting best clinical practices while serving in underserved regions, cultural influences in help seeking behaviors, and updating and confirming efficacy of clinical measures used in audiology practices for adults and pediatric populations. She maintains her international research perspective by collaborating with universities globally and regularly consulting with the World Health Organization.
Noel Crosby, AuD, F-AAA, Fellow ADA, Fellow FLAA
Owner and Audiologist, Advanced Hearing Solutions
Dr. Crosby earned her doctorate in clinical audiology in 2000 from the University of Florida. She was on the inaugural board of the Florida Academy of Audiology, served as its president in 2000 and again in 2009. Dr. Crosby worked at Sarasota’s Silverstein Institute for 14 years, the last six as Director of Audiology. While there, she assisted in establishing the Institute’s cochlear implant program as well as Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s infant hearing screening program. A founding member of her local Hearing Loss Association chapter, Dr. Crosby has also served on the board of directors of the Deaf Service Center of Manatee and Sarasota counties and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology. She has coauthored professional papers and delivered lectures on various topics across the country and served on ADA and AAA committees.
Keith Darrow, PhD
Dr. Darrow is an MIT and Harvard Medical School trained neuroscientist and clinical audiologist who is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer. His contributions to hearing and cognitive healthcare include his research publications, best-selling patient education books, national speaking tour, private practice owner, tenured professor, and co-founder of AuDExperts. Dr. Darrow is a champion of the private practitioner and believes the specialist is the most important piece of hearing healthcare.
Jill Davis, AuD
Owner, Victory Hearing and Balance
Dr. Davis holds a Doctor of Audiology and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati. She specializes in advanced digital hearing aid fittings and has extensive training and experience working with all major hearing aid manufacturers. Dr. Davis has a passion for improving communication for patients and believes music has a significant impact on our ability to understand speech. She always adheres to Best Practices established by the recognized professional organizations AAA, ADA, and ASHA and using comprehensive diagnostic assessment protocols.
Karen Doherty, PhD, CCC-A
Professor, Syracuse University
Dr. Doherty is a professor at Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute and past president of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology. She has over 25 years of experience working on hearing aid research related to improving hearing communication for older adults. Her lab recently developed an online tool, The Practical Hearing Aid Skills Test – Revised (PHAST-Rv2), to measure hearing aid use and care skills. Her research has been funded by the NIH/NIA, NIH/NIDCD, ASHA Foundation, Marvin and Carol Schneller Fund, Gerber Fund, Capita Foundation, National Organization for Hearing Research, and the Deafness Research Foundation.
Brent Edwards, PhD
Director, National Acoustic Laboratories
Dr. Edwards is director of the National Acoustic Laboratories, an Australian Federal Government hearing loss research center, where he is currently leading research and innovation initiatives that focus on transforming hearing healthcare. For over 22 years he headed research at major hearing aid companies including GN ReSound and Starkey and at Silicon Valley start-ups that have developed innovative technologies and clinical tools used worldwide. Dr. Edwards founded and ran the Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, California that was a leading site for research in hearing impairment and cognition. Dr. Edwards is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a Fellow of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology, and an adjunct professor at Macquarie University.
Richard Gans, PhD
Founder and Executive Director, American Institute of Balance
Dr. Gans received his PhD from The Ohio State University in Auditory-Vestibular Physiology and for the past 30 years has been a recognized thought leader in this specialty. Dr. Gans has presented over 150 international papers in 35 countries and authored dozens of scientific articles, textbook chapters, and texts. In addition, he has developed numerous diagnostic and treatment protocols for imbalance, oscillopsia and BPPV. He is a Life Member of AAA, ASHA and is a Research Scientist Member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from A.T. Still Health Science University and a Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology. He served on the AAA Board of Directors for 6 years and as its President in 2004-2005.
Hannah Glick, AuD, PhD, CCC-A
Founder, the HEARO Project, LLC
Dr. Glick is a cognitive neuroscientist and licensed audiologist passionate about improving clinical outcomes for people with hearing loss across the age spectrum. With professional experience extending across healthcare, academic, industry, government, and entrepreneurial settings, Dr. Glick completed her AuD and combined triple PhD at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She holds positions at the University of Colorado-Boulder and Metropolitan State University of Denver and is the founder of The HEARO Project, LLC, a future-focused research and clinical consulting agency. Dr. Glick’s research focuses on the link between hearing loss, cognition, and overall social-emotional well-being. Her work has been featured in scientific publications and book chapters around the world and she has given numerous presentations nationally.
Amit Gosalia, AuD, FNAP, ABAC
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Gosalia joined Audiology Clinic in Vancouver, Washington in 2008, and then purchased it with his wife in 2012. Within four years, he had almost tripled their business. He sold the practice in 2017, and moved to Los Angeles, where he joined West Valley Hearing Center partnering to grow the practice. Dr. Gosalia was awarded Distinguished Fellow by the National Academies of Practice, Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology, and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the California Academy of Audiology. He is the co-founder of the AudBoss Private Practice Group and Summits and was the mentor for the Ambassador for the Student Academy of Audiology in California. He has received numerous awards, including the Audiology Foundation of America’s Professional Leadership Award, the Jack Vernon Crystal Award by the American Tinnitus Association, and the AT Still Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.
Douglas A. Lewis JC, PhD, AuD, MBA
President and CEO, Excalibur Hearing and Audiology
Dr. Lewis has over four decades with clinical, administrative, and legal experience in healthcare and in particular the hearing healthcare field. He currently performs a variety of hearing and balance healthcare and telehealth services in seven states as well as working with both military active-duty personnel and veterans. He is a member of more than 20 professional societies and a very sought-after author, speaker, entrepreneur, and professor. Dr. Lewis is also a licensed attorney along with numerous other professional licenses, runs another parallel business consulting company, and an accomplished musician performing with his band Paradygm Shyft. Dr Lewis is very excited about the new stand-alone facility and is actively seeing patients there.
Natalie Phillips, AuD
Owner and Audiologist, Audiology Center of Northern Colorado
Dr. Phillips has served on the board of directors for the Colorado Academy of Audiology and on various convention committees for the American Academy of Audiology as well as the Support Personnel Task Force. Dr. Phillips has experience developing early hearing detection programs in various hospitals throughout the state of Texas. Her work then took her to Southern California, where she collaborated with a neurotologist, taking over the practice of Dr. William House. She has participated in research within the field of audiology, including cochlear implants, tinnitus devices and a fully implantable hearing system. Dr. Phillips is particularly interested in tinnitus and has been providing tinnitus and sound sensitivity therapy options to patients for the past 23 years. In addition to seeing patients and being involved in research and on clinical advisory boards, she continues to pursue opportunities to participate in humanitarian audiology as well as believes in connecting with people both inside and outside of the hearing industry to be able to make a bigger impact in the world. She is host of a weekly live-streamed show, “All Things AuD”, discussing various topics within Audiology.
D'Anne Rudden, AuD, F-AAA, CCC-A
Owner and Doctor of Audiology, Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center
Dr. Rudden has owned Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center in Longmont, Colorado for over 20 years. She is host of The Hearing Journal podcast and serves on the board of directors for Entheos Audiology Cooperative. She is the project manager for Hearing the Call Colorado, a non-profit project dedicated to serving income qualified people with hearing loss in the Rocky Mountain region. Dr. Rudden has served as the Vice President of Professional Issues for the Colorado Academy of Audiology and currently serves on the Advocacy Steering Committee for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Dr. Rudden presents nationally and internationally on a variety of topics from business management to social media marketing to developing confidence, combating burnout and professional empowerment. She has published articles on social media and practice management in Seminars in Hearing, Audiology Today, Audiology Practices, and The Hearing Journal.
Abigail Sweeney, AuD
Director and Managing Partner, Louisville Family Audiology
Dr. Sweeney obtained her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine in 2009. She is a Past Vice President of the Kentucky Academy of Audiology. Dr. Sweeney is now the director and managing partner of Louisville Family Audiology. Dr. Sweeney is committed to providing excellent patient care through providing a holistic approach to hearing healthcare and by offering state of the art hearing technology. Her focus is on best practice and educating her patients on the importance of the ear to brain connection. Dr. Sweeney has become a crusader for educating the community about the importance of treating hearing loss to maximize your brain health. She loves her team at Louisville Family Audiology and is grateful for the opportunity to lead such a dynamic group of women who are dedicated to providing exceptional hearing healthcare.
Al Turri, AuD
Audiology Director, The Villages Health System
Dr. Turri is Audiology Director of The Villages Health system and leads a team of nine audiologists that are embedded within primary care health centers throughout the world’s largest retirement community. He earned his master’s degree in audiology from the university of south Florida in 2001 and a doctoral degree from the Pennsylvania college of optometry school of audiology in 2006. Dr. Turri began screening cognition in 2016 and is now passionate about educating patients and providers on the role of the audiologist in cognitive health screening.
Barbara Weinstein, MA, Mphil, PhD, F-AAA, C-AAA
Professor and Founding Executive Officer, Health Sciences Doctoral Programs, Doctor of Audiology Program, Adjunct Professor of Medicine – NYU Langone Medical Center
Barbara Weinstein earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University where she began her academic career as a young faculty member and from which she will be awarded the distinguished alumnus award in fall 2022. The author of both editions of Geriatric Audiology, Dr. Weinstein is co-developer of the Hearing Handicap Inventory, a self-assessment tool used globally to document the self-perceived psychosocial effects of hearing loss in adults ranging from persons with TBI and ototoxicity to persons with cognitive decline. Dr. Weinstein has long advocated for the integration of hearing health care into the mainstream be it cultural, medical, or religious institutions. Her research on hearing loss, face masks- COVID-19, dementia, and social consequences of hearing loss, have profound implications at the intersection of audiology, public health, and society.