Elaine Saunders, PhD

EARtrak, Victoria, Australia, has appointed Elaine Saunders, PhD, to its board of directors.

Saunders has a broad range of experience in audiology and business.

After clinical and research work in the UK and Australia, she was instrumental in developing the ADRO processing system for cochlear implants, says EARtrak. Saunders took ADRO into a new company (Dynamic Hearing) for further development of sound processing systems for hearing aids and headsets. Saunder’s efforts netted her the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Award, which is the pinnacle of business recognition in Australia, says EARtrak.

“I have been watching the development of the EARtrak system for many years and see it as a way of improving outcomes for all stakeholders in the hearing care industry," Saunders said in a statement released by the company. "It is at an exciting stage, and I hope my experience will be useful in negotiations with large organizations, such as government and large business. I am also supportive of EARtrak’s continuing focus and relationship with individual dispensers.”

[Source: EARtrak]