Audigy announced that Amyn Amlani, PhD, will be its Director of New Business Development. Dr Amlani is an industry expert who has made major interdisciplinary contributions at the intersection of clinical audiology, economics, and research. According to Audigy’s announcement, Amlani has joined the Audigy team to strengthen its footprint within audiology and the industry through audiology expertise and market knowledge in creating new hearing solutions, services, and partnerships.
“Hearing healthcare is at an interesting crossroads in its evolution, given the impending direct-to-consumer marketplace,” said Dr Amlani. “What has not changed is the patient’s need for continued professional services that improve their quality of life. To that end, Audigy’s member practices are well positioned to thrive in providing the highest level of hearing healthcare. I look forward to serving these practices in achieving their goals while they continue to exceed their patients’ expectations.”
Dr Amlani was formerly a professor and chair in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the consortium between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was also the director of the UAMS/UALR Hearing Aid Technologies Laboratory.
Dr Amlani holds a master’s degree in audiology from Purdue University and a doctoral degree in audiology and psychoacoustics from Michigan State University. He is the section editor of Hearing Economics for the hearing care industry website Hearing Health and Technology Matters.
“Dr Amlani is an unparalleled thought leader in our industry and shares our passion for constantly improving on the patient experience,” said J. Connon Samuel, chief commercial officer of Audigy. “With him on board, we are in a unique position to drive the conversation around evolving and disruptive technologies such as hearables and smartphone apps.”
Dr Amlani has also been a contributor to Hearing Review, and has co-authored articles on topics such as hearing aids and their relationship to quality of life, hearing aid adoption rates, and musician’s earplugs.