Jerry Yanz, PhD

Hansaton USA, Plymouth, Minn, reports that Jerry Yanz, PhD, has been named director of audiology for Hansaton USA, where he will be responsible for training and education of the hearing aid manufacturers’ partners and in-house staff, and will be involved in ongoing product development.

In January the company announced its products would be sold in the United States through audiologists and hearing aid dispensers, and include a comprehensive 3-year product warranty.

Yanz is a senior audiologist and hearing scientist with more than 25 years experience in academia, clinical audiology, and hearing aid industry education and research.

After spending nearly a decade running an audiology practice in St Paul, Minn, Yanz became a well-known fixture in the hearing aid industry while working for several major firms. He was a member of the team that created the first hearing aid to use Bluetooth technology and has created and delivered educational and training programs for hearing professionals across the country and around the world, according to a statement from Hansaton.

Yanz obtained a PhD in audiology from the University of Iowa, and was an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Communication Disorders.

[Source: Hansaton]