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Abram Bailey, Au.D.

CEO, Hearing Tracker
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Abram Bailey is a leading expert on consumer technology in the audiology industry. He is a staunch advocate for patient-centered hearing care and audiological best practices, and welcomes any technological innovation...Abram Bailey is a leading expert on consumer technology in the audiology industry. He is a staunch advocate for patient-centered hearing care and audiological best practices, and welcomes any technological innovation that improves access to quality hearing outcomes. Dr. Bailey holds an Au.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read More >

Alicia Spoor, Au.D.

Owner, Designer Audiology
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Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D. is the owner of Designer Audiology, LLC, located in Highland, Maryland. Previously, she was part of the cochlear implant and hearing aid teams at the Mayo Clinic...Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D. is the owner of Designer Audiology, LLC, located in Highland, Maryland. Previously, she was part of the cochlear implant and hearing aid teams at the Mayo Clinic Arizona and worked at two private audiology practices around the Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. areas. Dr. Spoor received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Michigan... Read More >

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, California State University at Northridge
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Alison Freeman, Ph.D. received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and theatre arts from the University of California and doctorate from International University. She works half time at California...Alison Freeman, Ph.D. received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and theatre arts from the University of California and doctorate from International University. She works half time at California State University at Northridge as a staff psychologist working with students with hearing loss, is an adjunct professor at Cal Lutheran and has a private practice. Dr. Freeman was diagnosed with a moderate-severe hearing loss at age 3. Read More >

Amanda Watson

Meeting Planner, Hearing Loss Association of America
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Amanda Watson joined HLAA as the meeting planner in November of 2018. Originally from Chicago, Amanda graduated from Miami University of Ohio before relocating to the DC area. Amanda came...Amanda Watson joined HLAA as the meeting planner in November of 2018. Originally from Chicago, Amanda graduated from Miami University of Ohio before relocating to the DC area. Amanda came to HLAA with a background in planning conventions for associations and was drawn to HLAA because of its impact on people’s lives. Amanda is excited to plan HLAA annual Conventions that bring people with hearing loss together to meet, learn,... Read More >

Barbara Kelley

Executive Director, HLAA
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Barbara Kelley became executive director in March 2016. Hired by Founder Rocky Stone in 1988, Barbara has been a part of the organization’s growth, serving as editor for the award-winning...Barbara Kelley became executive director in March 2016. Hired by Founder Rocky Stone in 1988, Barbara has been a part of the organization’s growth, serving as editor for the award-winning magazine for more than 28 years. Her position as editor allowed her to influence attitudes, establish lexicon, and give people credible, reliable and timely information, and support, through the printed word. She has also helped manage the office team, served... Read More >

Benjamin Norman

Co-founder, hearOclub
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Ben joined hearOclub from a career in management consulting, specializing in organizational effectiveness and product development. His background in process improvement has proven invaluable in getting hearOclub’s operations off the...Ben joined hearOclub from a career in management consulting, specializing in organizational effectiveness and product development. His background in process improvement has proven invaluable in getting hearOclub’s operations off the ground and running efficiently to better serve our members. Read More >

Bill Barkeley

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 “Life without limits” is not just a saying or part of a title; it is how Bill lives his life. Challenges inherent to vision and hearing loss have not impeded... “Life without limits” is not just a saying or part of a title; it is how Bill lives his life. Challenges inherent to vision and hearing loss have not impeded Bill’s love for adventure − Bill has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and sailed a 50-foot catamaran using GPS! Bill serves on the board of directors of No Barriers USA and is a community ambassador for Hear the World. Read More >

Bob Pole

Co-founder, hearOclub
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Bob has worked in the battery and consumer products industry for over 20 years. Through focus groups, he learned elders who wear hearing aids would go days, and in many...Bob has worked in the battery and consumer products industry for over 20 years. Through focus groups, he learned elders who wear hearing aids would go days, and in many cases weeks, without hearing while they wait for family members to drop off batteries. He took his experience in the battery business and co-founded hearOclub to provide a steady supply of batteries to anyone with a hearing aid or cochlear... Read More >

Brad Ingrao, Au.D.

Assistant Professor of Audiology, Nova Southeastern University
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Brad Ingrao, Au.D. has been in clinical practice since 1992 in a variety of settings including academia, private practice, educational audiology, the VA and the hearing aid industry. He specializes...Brad Ingrao, Au.D. has been in clinical practice since 1992 in a variety of settings including academia, private practice, educational audiology, the VA and the hearing aid industry. He specializes in severe to profound hearing loss, including cochlear implants, musicians with hearing loss and hearing assistive technologies. He has presented at professional and consumer conferences in 48 states, and six countries in both English and American Sign Language.  He is... Read More >

Brenda Battat, MS, MCSP

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Brenda Battat, MS, MCSP is a former executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She worked at HLAA for 20 years in a variety of positions including acting...Brenda Battat, MS, MCSP is a former executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She worked at HLAA for 20 years in a variety of positions including acting executive director, deputy executive director, and director of public policy and state development. Ms. Brenda Battat has a profound hearing loss and uses a cochlear implant and hearing aid for better hearing. She has a master’s degree in counseling from... Read More >