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Michael Harvey, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Clinical Psychologist
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Michael A. Harvey, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. is a psychologist in private practice in Framingham, Massachusetts. He provides training and consultation on mental health issues having to do with hearing loss, including...Michael A. Harvey, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. is a psychologist in private practice in Framingham, Massachusetts. He provides training and consultation on mental health issues having to do with hearing loss, including consultation and training for audiologists regarding motivational interviewing and the psychological aspects of patient care.  As a clinical psychologist, he was a on the faculty at Salus University, where he taught online courses relating to the psychosocial aspects of hearing... Read More >

Nancy Macklin

Director of External Affairs & Events, HLAA

Nancy Macklin worked for the organization from 1992-1998 and returned in 2008 to plan the annual HLAA Conventions. In her current role Nancy is excited to explore partnerships and funding...Nancy Macklin worked for the organization from 1992-1998 and returned in 2008 to plan the annual HLAA Conventions. In her current role Nancy is excited to explore partnerships and funding opportunities that strengthen the organization while helping to achieve our strategic plan. Nancy’s goal is to make HLAA a household name. In her free time, Nancy enjoys baking and spending time with her three boys. Read More >

Niaz Siasi

Meeting Planner, Hearing Loss Association of America
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Niaz joined the HLAA staff in the fall of 2016 as Meeting Planner. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor of arts degree in communications,...Niaz joined the HLAA staff in the fall of 2016 as Meeting Planner. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor of arts degree in communications, with a concentration on public relations. Read More >

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 >

Richard Einhorn

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Richard Einhorn is a music producer and engineer, a composer, and a hearing technology consultant. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Columbia University in music. Einhorn has produced...Richard Einhorn is a music producer and engineer, a composer, and a hearing technology consultant. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Columbia University in music. Einhorn has produced and engineered hundreds of recording sessions and over 30 albums of classical music. He was awarded a Grammy for Best Instrumental producing Yo Yo Ma’s Bach Cello Suites. He has also produced Voices of Light, a silent film that became... 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 >