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Satya Verma

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Salus University Professor Assumes Presidency of NAP

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Salus University, which offers degree programs in audiology, announced that Satya B. Verma, OD, associate professor and assistant director of the Externship Program at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry has started his two-year term as president of NAP.

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ZPower’s Barry Freeman Presents at ILAA 2015

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ZPower has announced that its vice president of business development, Barry A. Freeman, PhD, will speak at the Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA) conference, held January 29-30 at the Chicago Hilton.

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Carsten Trads to Retire from Clarity

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Carsten Trads, president of Clarity and a long-time figure in the hearing healthcare industry, will retire from his current position in mid-May.

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ZPower Names Sara Sable-Antry as Vice President of Sales

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ZPower announced Sara Sable-Antry as its vice president of sales. Before joining the company, Sable-Antry worked in hearing care for 16 years in multiple roles, including licensed hearing care provider, manufacturer sales representative, and business consultant.

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MED-EL Founders and Colleagues Receive 2015 Russ Prize

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The NAE announced that MED-EL co-founders Ingeborg and Erwin Hochmair, as well as cochlear implant pioneers Blake Wilson, Graeme Clark, and Michael Merzenich, have been awarded the 2015 Russ Prize for bioengineering.

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Abby Armijo, owner of ADCO Hearing Products

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ADCO Hearing Products Changes Ownership

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ADCO Hearing Products transferred ownership in November 2014, and new owner Abby Armijo plans to continue ADCO’s history of great products and services, while expanding its offerings throughout next year.

Kathleen Kuntz, chief operations officer, ESCO

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ESCO Hires New COO and EVP

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ESCO has announced the appointment of Kathleen Kuntz as its new chief operations officer, and Jim Guthier as its new executive vice president.

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Christine Sever Appointed General Manager of Rexton

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Rexton has announced that Christine Sever, MA, is the new general manager of Rexton USA, following the resignation of Eric Sumner, who served as the company’s general manager since April 2012.

Michael Halloran, chief financial officer, Audigy Group.
Delain Wright joins IntriCon Corporation as vice president of business development, value hearing health.
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Tributes to Marion Downs

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A number of spontaneous comments and postings in response to the recent death of audiology legend Marion Downs, who many consider to be the “Mother of Pediatric Audiology.”

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Audiology Legend Marion Downs Passes Away

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Marion Downs—a legendary figure in audiology who most people regard as the “Mother of Pediatric Audiology”—has passed away at age 100. Downs is widely credited for establishing the first infant hearing screening program in the United States, the forerunner of the current universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) program responsible for checking the hearing of some 4 million US newborns each year.

Christa S. Nuber, Associate Editor, The Hearing Review
The Arc of Somerset Country recognized Somerset-based Oticon, Inc. for its support of employment for adults with developmental disabilities.  (L-R) Britt Blomgren, Contract Sales Manager for The Arc; Thomas Falvey, VP of Operations, Oticon, Inc,; and Gary Kummer, Director of Employment Services, The Arc.

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The Arc Honors Oticon for Support of People with Disabilities

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In October 2014, The Arc of Somerset County honored Oticon as a key partner in helping to make employment for people with disabilities possible. Oticon provides contract work for three Arc Adult Training Centers where individuals assemble the boxes and interior box shells used to package the company’s hearing solutions.

Dr. Berlin accepts LAA's Lifetime Achievement Award in Audiology
Audiologist Lindsay Bondurant, PhD

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Oticon Hearing Foundation Supports 2014 Project Amazon

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Two audiologists from Illinois State University—Lindsay Bondurant, PhD and second-year AuD student Ellen Avoletta—have been selected to travel to the Oticon Clinic in Parintins, Brazil as part of Project Amazon. The Oticon Hearing Foundation will again underwrite the costs for the humanitarian mission that provides audiology care and hearing solutions to children and adults from some of Brazil’s most impoverished communities.

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