National Theatre of the Deaf
The National Theatre of the Deaf, Hartford, Conn, has named Paul L. Winters, MD, executive director of the organization. Prior to this appointment, Winters held senior level administrative positions for over 23 years at various educational institutions in Connecticut and the Midwest. He is adjunct instructor in the communications department at Manchester Community Technical College, and earned a BA in speech and communication from the University of Dubuque, an MA in theater from St. Cloud State University, and a PhD in professional higher education administration from the University of Connecticut.

Charles Lentz

Joy Glen

Anne Totorello

GN ReSound
GN ReSound announces that Charles Lentz has joined the company as the director of training. In this role, he will oversee the professional training department, develop training programs for new and existing products, and develop commercial training programs to assist customers in dispensing GN ReSound products to the end user. Lentz comes to GN ReSound from the pharmaceutical company Ferndale Laboratories. In his 20 years of business experience, he has served in various management and sales positions, as well as served as the manager of training at Allergan. The company also announces the following new appointments: Joy Glen has been promoted to field training area manager. Glen has been a professional trainer with the company since 2000, and in her new role she will be responsible for supervising, training, and coaching field-based trainers to ensure quality and consistency of customer training events, interacting with customers from a technical perspective as a key communication link. Prior to joining GN ReSound she worked as a trainer at a hearing aid manufacturer, a dispensing audiologist with Associates in Speech & Audiology, Cincinnati, and was a Communication Sciences & Disorders graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati. Anne Totorello has also been promoted to field training area manager. Tortorello has been a professional trainer with GN ReSound since 1999. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a regional sales manager for a hearing aid manufacturer, was the active listening devices account manager/audiologist for the Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, and worked as a clinical audiologist for St. Ann’s Hospital & Grant Hospital, Columbus, OH.

University of Texas—Dallas
The Crystal Charity Ball has selected the University of Texas, Dallas/Callier Center for Communications Disorders to receive $625,760 in support of post surgery cochlear implant services for profoundly deaf children in Dallas County. The 2003 Crystal Charity Ball funds will provide for intensive therapy required after the cochlear device is surgically implanted, as well as family educational liaison services for profoundly deaf children. Callier has been awarded the Charity Ball funding on four previous occasions, most recently in 1993.

CareCredit‚ Anaheim, Calif, has appointed Terry Silance to the position of sales manager for its audiology division. Silance brings to CareCredit over 20 years of experience in healthcare product sales and marketing, and will oversee the company’s development in the field of audiology. Prior to joining CareCredit, Silance held the positions of Southwest regional sales manager and director of new business development at a hearing aid manufacturing company. He has also served as a regional sales manager for the medical equipment division of Pharmacia Deltec Inc, as well as the California sales representative for the Cardiovascular Division of Qmed Inc.

Hear in America
Hear In America, Louisville, Ky, announces the promotion of Harry E. Sloan, PhD, to director of quality control for fitter services. Sloan will mine the data from more than 1,000 providers, both audiologists and hearing instrument specialists, to enhance services provided to members of national and state organizations. A biologist by training with an MS in Audiology from the University of Louisville, Sloan has prior experience in neuroscience research at the University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, and University of Wisconsin. He is also a past member of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

 GN Otometrics
GN Otometrics, Bloomington, Minn, announces the hiring of Laura Prigge as inside technical support audiologist. In this position, she will be responsible for supporting the company’s sales and distribution by providing clinical and technical support for the full line of GN Otometrics products. Her responsibilities include providing customer phone support, product training, distributor and trade show support, as well as clinical field testing. Prigge joins the company from a hearing aid manufacturer, where she worked in training and customer service. Prior to that, she conducted audiological evaluations on children, adults, and geriatric patients at a retail hearing center. She has made a number of industry presentations on digital and programmable hearing aid technology and fitting advanced hearing devices. She received her MA in audiology from the University of Connecticut.

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