Audioscan, Dorchester, Ontario, has announced that John Pumford, AuD, joined the management team at the start of 2015 as the company’s director of audiology and education. In his new role, Pumford is tasked with creating valuable and relevant educational content for best practices in fitting verification. According to the company announcement, Pumford will develop delivery channels to ensure that each of the specific market segments served by Audioscan receives educational content appropriate to their needs.
“John Pumford is a key addition to the Audioscan team,” said Jim Jonkman, president of Audioscan. “He is a real-ear measurement expert and passionate about using verification to achieve the best possible fit. He has strong practical experience and understands that educational content must to be fine-tuned to the specific needs of the fitting professional and the hearing instrument technology being deployed.”
Audioscan reports that Pumford received his master’s degree in audiology from Western University, and his doctor of audiology degree (AuD) from Salus University. Previously, Pumford held senior audiology, clinical research, and management positions for some of the industry’s leading hearing instrument companies. Most recently, he was manager of clinical research at Phonak where he oversaw research related to extended wear hearing aid technology.
Pumford has also held clinical audiology positions in hospital and private practice settings, as well as research audiology positions at the National Centre for Audiology (in London, Canada). Pumford has presented internationally on various topics including real-ear measurement, hearing aid technologies and the DSL method, and has authored or co-authored a number of publications in these areas.
Source: Audioscan, a division of Etymonic Design