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Nicole Raia, Sc.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Pediatric Audiologist, University Hospital, Newark, NJ
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Nicole Raia, Sc.D., CCC-A, FAAA, pediatric audiologist at University Hospital, Newark, NJ. Dr. Raia received her Doctorate of Science in Audiology from Montclair State University. She joined the staff of University...Nicole Raia, Sc.D., CCC-A, FAAA, pediatric audiologist at University Hospital, Newark, NJ. Dr. Raia received her Doctorate of Science in Audiology from Montclair State University. She joined the staff of University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey in July 2012 after completing her Fourth Year Clinical Externship at Weill Cornell Medical College where she focused on the diagnosis and management of hearing loss in a vast pediatric population. She obtained her Bachelor... Read More >

Pat Dobbs

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Pat Dobbs is passionate about educating people on hearing loss, having experienced steep declines in her hearing starting at age 20. Pat, who currently uses bilateral cochlear implants, is the...Pat Dobbs is passionate about educating people on hearing loss, having experienced steep declines in her hearing starting at age 20. Pat, who currently uses bilateral cochlear implants, is the author of The Hearing Loss Revolution and its Nine Guiding Principles, a sought-after speaker, and writes a popular blog on living with hearing loss. Pat launched the HLAA-Morris County Chapter (New Jersey) in 2011 and currently serves as its president. She is... Read More >

Perry Hanavan, Au.D.

Professor, Augustana College
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Perry C. Hanavan, Au.D. currently teaches in the communication disorders program at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has taught audiology and technology courses the past 40 years....Perry C. Hanavan, Au.D. currently teaches in the communication disorders program at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has taught audiology and technology courses the past 40 years. He has provided audiologic rehabilitative services and audiology consultation services to area schools, hospitals, and private ENT clinics. In addition, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in technology. He has provided numerous presentations at HLAA, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and American... Read More >

Ravi Samy, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Chief of the Division of Otology/Neurotology, University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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Ravi Samy, M.D. is the Chief of the Division of Otology/Neurotology at the University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is also the Program Director of the...Ravi Samy, M.D. is the Chief of the Division of Otology/Neurotology at the University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is also the Program Director of the Neurotology Fellowship and Auditory Brainstem Implant and Cochlear Implant Program. As such, he is intimately acquainted with the surgical training and education of residents and fellows both in the temporal bone lab as well as the operating room setting. Furthermore,... Read More >

RJ Pole

Co-founder, hearOclub
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RJ graduated from Indiana University with a degree in telecommunications, and worked in the advertising industry in Chicago for 10 years. After learning about the difficulties people have in senior...RJ graduated from Indiana University with a degree in telecommunications, and worked in the advertising industry in Chicago for 10 years. After learning about the difficulties people have in senior living communities with accessing hearing aid batteries through visits to his grandmother, he co-founded hearOclub with Bob and Ben.     Read More >

Rob Jackler, M.D.

Otologist-Neurotologist, Stanford University School of Medicine
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Rob Jackler, M.D. was raised in Waterville, Maine, attended college and medical school in Boston, and moved west to the University of California, San Francisco for residency in Otolaryngology-Head &...Rob Jackler, M.D. was raised in Waterville, Maine, attended college and medical school in Boston, and moved west to the University of California, San Francisco for residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. After taking a Neurotology fellowship at the House Ear Clinic (1985), Dr. Jackler joined the faculty at UCSF where he remained until 2003 when he became the Sewall Professor and Chair of the Department at OHNS and professor... Read More >

Ronnie Adler

Director of Walk4Hearing, HLAA
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Ronnie Adler was part of the Walk4Hearing pilot program in 2006 by volunteering at the first PA Walk4Hearing, and joined the HLAA staff as the Director of Walk4Hearing at the end that...Ronnie Adler was part of the Walk4Hearing pilot program in 2006 by volunteering at the first PA Walk4Hearing, and joined the HLAA staff as the Director of Walk4Hearing at the end that same year. Ronnie has been an SHHH/HLAA member since 1988. Ronnie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son and lovable dog named Macey. Ronnie loves to travel, cook and bake for social events, volunteer for Hebrew Association for the Deaf... Read More >

Samuel Trychin, Ph.D.

Psychologist
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Samuel Trychin, Ph.D. has served as the HLAA mental health/rehabilitation advisor for more than twenty years. He has worked with hundreds of people who have hearing loss and with their communication...Samuel Trychin, Ph.D. has served as the HLAA mental health/rehabilitation advisor for more than twenty years. He has worked with hundreds of people who have hearing loss and with their communication partners, has written numerous books, chapters, and articles on coping with hearing loss. Sam has a hearing loss resulting from military service. Dr. Trychin also has a private practice in which conducts on-line and self-study classes for people who have... Read More >

Scott Smith

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona
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For 20 years, Scott Smith has worked as an EMS for Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona, as an EMT instructor for Coconino County Community College, and as a Captain and Paramedic...For 20 years, Scott Smith has worked as an EMS for Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona, as an EMT instructor for Coconino County Community College, and as a Captain and Paramedic in Flagstaff, Arizona. Scott also has a degree as an electronics engineer, developing software for court reporting and captioning industries. Scott, working with his wife, Deanna Baker, provides assistance to the many CART reporters at the annual Convention of the... Read More >

Scott D. Smith

Captain/Paramedic, Rincon Valley Fire District

For 20 years, Scott Smith has worked as an EMS for Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona, as an EMT instructor for Coconino County Community College, and as a Captain...For 20 years, Scott Smith has worked as an EMS for Rincon Valley Fire District in Arizona, as an EMT instructor for Coconino County Community College, and as a Captain and Paramedic in Flagstaff, Arizona. Scott also has a degree as an electronics engineer, developing software for court reporting and captioning industries. Scott, working with his wife, Deanna Baker, provides assistance to the many CART reporters at the annual Convention... Read More >