Audiology industry expert Brian Taylor officially joined Fuel Medical on July 5 as the director of clinical audiology, Fuel Medical announced. For the past two years, Taylor has worked with Fuel in an advisory capacity to provide training and consulting expertise. Fuel Medical is a business advisory company serving ENTs, otologists, audiologists, and universities, providing and implementing custom insights, tools, and actionable solutions that enhance practice performance and impact patient outcomes.

In his new role, Taylor will work with Director of Professional Development, Jim Fedio, and Director of Managed Care, Dan Quall, to develop and implement audiology, cochlear, and tinnitus EDGE processes to create efficiencies for patient management and profits for hearing health providers.

“The profession faces many challenges over the next decade—a growing shortage of audiologists, an aging population with high expectations, automated testing, self-fitting hearing aids, and the rise of managed care, to name the ones on our radar today,” Taylor said. “I want to help Fuel Medical bring responsible, ethical, and innovative approaches to the fore, turning these challenges and threats into opportunities for Fuel members and the entire industry.”

Taylor brings nearly 25 years of clinical and practice management experience to Fuel Medical. Most recently, he has been an independent consultant and senior director of clinical affairs with Turtle Beach. Brian is an adjunct professor for A.T. Still University at the Arizona School of Health Sciences and editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly journal of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Over the past decade, Taylor has held a variety of positions within the industry, including Unitron and Amplifon.

Taylor is also a well-known author and speaker in the audiology world. He has written four books, numerous articles, and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to clinical audiology, hearing aids, and business management. He is excited to bring his knowledge to Fuel to provide real solutions to challenges in the industry.

“It’s an honor to be working alongside such a fine group of people, all with a common mission: to be the leaders in providing comprehensive services to medical audiologists and their ENT colleagues and staff,” Taylor said.

Taylor is a frequent contributor to Hearing Review, and his recent articles on over-the-counter hearing aids can be viewed here and here.

Source: Fuel Medical