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CEO of Florida Hearing Institute
Mr. Zuluaga is the founder and CEO of Florida Hearing Institute, an innovative hearing health enterprise in South Florida, focused on bringing high-tech hearing devices at affordable prices to people with hearing loss. He also served as President and COO of Zounds Hearing Inc., a hearing aid manufacturer that recruited him after he successfully built his first hearing health center in Miami in 2013.
aud, towson university
Erin Edwards received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Towson University in 2015 and her Ph.D. in Education and Leadership from Pacific University in 2022. She has worked with patients of all ages in a variety of settings and has a specific interest in cochlear implants, the relationship of hearing loss and dementia, and interdisciplinary healthcare.
MB at Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dr. Dolapihilla is a medical doctor (MBBS) and a research assistant at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is a clinical research physician-scientist and an enthusiastic academic writer with over 6 years of experience in clinical research.
Assistant Professor in Department of Special Education
Munawar Is an Assistant Professor in one of the leading university in Pakistan. He holds a career of 31 years in the field of hearing, speech, language and special needs education as a clinician, consultant and a mentor. He has to his credit a series of articles and write ups in leading journals. More recently he has been on board with hearing people and contributing through his unique way of written expression.
Florida-Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
Ivonne Baixeras is a Florida-Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist with a track record of almost three decades treating hearing problems in Miami-Dade County and serving the needs of thousands of satisfied patients. Ivonne is a graduate of both Miami-Dade College & Florida International University and worked for many years at the largest national chain of hearing clinics in the US where she’s received multiple awards.
Research & Development at Phonak
Eleftheria’s world revolves around sound – She has a professional career spanning over 15 years and a strong research record (over 40 articles and patents) and has been the driving force behind top-notch products at leading hearing aid and audio tech companies.
Dr. Lusine Mamikonyan is an ENT physician with a public health background. She graduated from Yerevan State Medical University and earned her Master's in Public Health from the American University of Armenia. She is experienced in conducting various audiological evaluation tests, providing treatment, and working with hearing aids and patients with cochlear implants. Besides medicine, she enjoys reading, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
Hearing Loss & Hard of Hearing Consultant
Gael Hannan is a renowned humorist, author, and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is a leading international hearing health advocate whose work, which includes awareness programs, dramedy performances and writing, helps people better understand the life with hearing loss – both its impact and to live more successfully. She regularly writes for hearing-related publications such as Hearing Health & Technology Matters and Canadian Audiologist.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Jim Henry received his PhD from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in 1994. He currently holds the post of research career scientist at the Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon. He also serves as a research professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, and adjunct professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
Vestibular Audiologist & Neuroplasticty Therapist
Joanna "Joey" Remenyi (BA 2005 Arts, GDipAudSc 2007, MClinAud 2008) is a vestibular audiologist who specialises in rehabilitation for people who suffer from conditions caused by the inner ear such as dizziness, vertigo and tinnitus. She is the only audiologist in Australia who specialises in this field of vestibular rehabilitation and is renowned globally for her expertise in mindfulness. She is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with over 7000 hours of training and 18 years of experience in the field of mind-body medicine.
medical content writer
Anna Baluch is a freelance writer from Cleveland, Ohio. She enjoys writing about a variety of health and personal finance topics. When she’s away from her laptop, she can be found working out, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family. You can find her content on Forbes, TheBalance.com, Investopedia.com, VeryWellHealth.com UsChamber.com, USNews.com and many more places.
Principal Consultant at Hear Room | Advocating for inclusion for HoH/Deaf individuals
Jim Russell, Principal Consultant at Hear Room, is a highly experienced audiologist with 20 years of expertise in hearing technology. He is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with hearing impairments through his patient-centric approach and customized solutions. As a licensed Audiometrist, Jim possesses extensive knowledge of the latest hearing aid and assistive listening device technologies.
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Hearing Loss Children's Book Author
Shannon Stocker is an award-winning author and proud word nerd who loves all letters equally. She lives with her husband, Greg, and her children, Cassidy and Tye, in Louisville, KY, where she molds the alphabet into picture books and songs all day. Shannon currently serves as SCBWI social co-director for Louisville, a judge for Rate Your Story, and created the blog series, Pivotal Moments: inHERview, highlighting transitional life stories of female picture book authors.
Dr. Duran has a master’s degree in audiology (2000) and received her doctorate degree in audiology in 2006. She has been a licensed audiologist in Florida since 2001 serving patients from Cape Coral to Naples. Dr. Duran has also worked in the hearing aid manufacturing field, teaching other audiologists and hearing aid professionals all over the country and the Caribbean how to best program and fit hearing instruments. She also is fully bilingual in both English and Spanish.