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Tyson Gillies Isn’t About to Let Hearing Loss Hold Back His Dreams

Tyson Gillies Isn’t About to Let Hearing Loss Hold Back His Dreams

August 3, 2022

Professional athlete and longtime hearing aid wearer, Tyson Gillies, tells Dave what it’s like being an elite athlete with hearing loss, how he had to work extra hard to overcome other’s perception of his loss, the toll it takes on your mental health, and how — with help from his hearing professional and modern hearing technology — he’s been able to maintain his competitive edge.

 

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Richard Pimentel Has Been on a Mission to Change How We Perceive Disability

Richard Pimentel Has Been on a Mission to Change How We Perceive Disability

July 20, 2022

Disability rights advocate, public speaker and Vietnam veteran, Richard Pimentel, takes Dave through his hearing loss story, why he refused to change his dreams to fit his situation, how he became a key player during the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the difference between backpacks and baggage.

 

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How Hiring for Culture Helps Organizations Thrive

How Hiring for Culture Helps Organizations Thrive

July 6, 2022

Jessica Perez, Starkey’s Chief People Officer and Executive VP of Culture, sits down with Dave to explain how COVID blurred the lines between business and personal, why hiring for culture is so important, being your authentic self, flexible work policies, and creating an environment that cultivates success.

 

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It’s Time for the Hearing Industry to Get Over Its Telehealth Hang Ups

It’s Time for the Hearing Industry to Get Over Its Telehealth Hang Ups

June 15, 2022

Audibel’s Global Director of TeleHear and Clinical Training, Kristy Lowery, Ph.D., joins Dave to discuss the evolution of telehealth in the hearing industry, explain how the pandemic made it mainstream, share real world telehealth success stories, and make the case for why every hearing professional should implement it.

 

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A Conversation with One of Africa’s Best Known Better Hearing Advocates

A Conversation with One of Africa’s Best Known Better Hearing Advocates

June 1, 2022

While in town from his home in Zambia, Dr. Alfred Mwamba stops by the studio to share with Dave how he got into audiology via tennis, the idiosyncrasies of hearing loss and hearing health in Africa, advocating for better hearing, and making the choice to serve and change lives.

 

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The Top 10 Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid FAQs, Answered

The Top 10 Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid FAQs, Answered

May 18, 2022

What’s new in hearing aids? Which one is right for me? Can they relieve my tinnitus? And aren’t they all the same? Host Dave Fabry, Ph.D, Archelle Georgiou, MD, and Jamie Myers, Au.D. answer these questions and more in this special Better Hearing Month podcast.

 

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Dr. Timothy Shriver on the Special Olympics–Starkey Cares Alliance

Dr. Timothy Shriver on the Special Olympics–Starkey Cares Alliance

May 11, 2022

Dave invites Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of The Special Olympics, to the podcast to discuss his organization’s alliance with Starkey Cares, never saying “I’m just…”, putting the power of connections over “things”, and creating a movement that’s a welcome place for people who want to make a difference.

 

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Brandon Sawalich Knows You Can’t Commoditize Caring

Brandon Sawalich Knows You Can’t Commoditize Caring

May 4, 2022

Starkey President and CEO, Brandon Sawalich, sits down with Dave to discuss why Covid erased any doubts that hearing is essential, how Starkey never stopped innovating during the pandemic, industry challenges and opportunities, the Starkey Expo, and why focusing on the patient has been a key to our success.

 

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Thorsten Quaas Provides a Global Perspective on the Evolution of Hearing Aid Technology

Thorsten Quaas Provides a Global Perspective on the Evolution of Hearing Aid Technology

April 20, 2022

Thorsten Quaas, Starkey’s VP of European Sales, talks to Dave about his 36 years in the industry, how hearing aid technology has changed during that time, the art of custom devices, and what people outside of the U.S. are looking for from hearing aids.

 

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Justin Osmond Embraces the Challenges of His Hearing Loss

Justin Osmond Embraces the Challenges of His Hearing Loss

March 30, 2022

Dave talks to Justin Osmond about growing up hard of hearing in a musical family, being a hearing aid power user, the awesomeness of accessories, and why — even though he may have hearing loss — he refuses to let hearing loss have him.

 

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