Salem, Ore — C. Scot Frink, recently selected by Rayovac as the 2011 Hearing Professional of the Year in the United States, has joined blog as a contributing editor. He will focus his blog posts about the rewards and challenges of running a private practice. was founded in April 2011 as an online resource for both the professional hearing community and consumers. Selected posts from the blog are also included every month in the print edition of The Hearing Review.

Frink will join Judy Huch, AuD, the “Hear in Private Practice” section of the blog.

Growing up in his father’s Salem, Ore practice, Salem Audiology Clinic Inc, Frink launched his own career in private practice in 1994 as a dispenser, working with his father. In 2004, he was awarded his audiology degree from Portland State University.

In addition to his private practice experience, Frink worked as a regional sales manager at Phonak. Today, he is president of his family’s Salem Audiology Clinic and frequently makes presentations at professional conferences, including the Oregon Hearing Society and the Washington Hearing Society. He has also served on the Oregon State Hearing Aid Licensing Board from 2002 to 2011.

Frink is the 11th blogger to join