Samuel Trychin, Ph.D. is currently a full-time faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Penn-State, The Behrend College in Erie, PA. Dr. Trychin also provides psychological consulting services to Stairways Behavioral Health in Erie, PA. Previously, he was the Director of Training at the Mental Health Research and Training Center for Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened Adults, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, California (1994-1997). Prior to that, he was a Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Living With Hearing Loss Program at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC (1981-1995).
Dr. Trychin also has a private practice in which conducts on-line and self-study classes for people who have hearing loss and their families. He also continues to conduct national training programs, classes, and workshops for people who are hard of hearing, their family members, and professionals who provide services to them. His specialty is the application of psychological concepts, principles, and procedures to problems and issues related to hearing loss.
Dr. Trychin has written 15 books, authored several professional book chapters and journal articles, and produced a variety of videotapes related to coping with hearing loss. He has conducted hundreds of workshops and training programs across the United States and in Canada. He and his wife Janet, an audiologist, frequently conduct workshops together.
Dr. Trychin received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the George Washington University, Washington, DC. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. He is currently the Mental Health and Rehabilitation Advisor to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Previously, he was a member of the Advisory Committees for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Trychin is hard of hearing himself and was issued his first hearing aids while serving in the United States Air Force. He has been a hearing aid user since that time. Further information about Dr. Trychin’s program for people who are hard of hearing, their family members, and professionals who provide services to them can be obtained at www.trychin.com.