Gruv Button Instructors™

Ted Venema

Ted Venema

Audiologist and Consultant

Experience
Ted Venema is an Audiologist who has a BA in Philosophy at Calvin College in 1977, and an MA in Audiology at Western Washington University in 1988. After three years as a clinical Audiologist at The Canadian Hearing Society in Toronto, he completed a PhD in Audiology at the University of Oklahoma in 1993. He was an Assistant Professor at Auburn University in Alabama and also at Western University in Onterrible. He was a corporate Audiologist at Unitron, a hearing aid manufacturer based in Kitchener Ontario, where he conducted field trials and gave presentations, domestically and abroad. He taught in the Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) program at George Brown College in Toronto, and in 2006 he initiated, developed and implemented the HIS program at Conestoga College in Kitchener Ontario. He moved to Victoria BC in 2013, where he was part owner of a clinical Audiology practice with NexGen Hearing. Ted is the author of a small textbook, Compression for Clinicians. At the present time, he continues to give presentations on various topics of hearing, hearing loss and hearing aids. As of September 2015, Ted has been and teaching on a part time basis with the online HIS program at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield Missouri. He is also Chief Editor at the Canadian Hearing Report.

David Oswalt

David Oswalt

B.A., BC-HIS

Experience

  • Director of Training of Zounds Hearing
  • Education Training Manager Starkey Labs
  • Manager of Outside Reps for Starkey Labs
  • Manager of Outside Training Reps for NU-EAR
  • Director of Education and Training NU-EAR
  • Director Hearing Instrument Certification Institute
  • Administrator and Proctor for NBC-HIS Exam 40+ times
  • Expert Fitter in the Center of Excellence for Starkey
  • In private practice for 30+ years and licensed in 24 states
Jeffery Szmanda

Jeffery Szmanda

Founder and President, Each Ear, LLC, HIS

Experience
Prior to founding Gruv Buttons™ and Each Ear, LLC, Jeff amassed more than 30 years of experience in venture development and entrepreneurial management. Jeff is a winner of the first place award in the State of Wisconsin’s Governor’s New Product Award Competition and a prestigious technical design award from Johns Hopkins University. He has been fitting hearing aids as a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist since January 2010.

Gruv Buttons Conduit™ to the International Hearing Society

Antonio Calderon

Antonio Calderon

M.D., Southwest Territorial Governor for the International Hearing Society

As a member of the Board of Governors the responsibility is to actively work with the Society’s chapters in the states of Arizona, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas attending their state’s annual conventions. This means the Governor has his finger on the pulse of the hearing healthcare profession in these states and beyond.

Gruv Buttons’™ Media Department

Brian Lee

Brian Lee

APR, Agency President, Editor, College Instructor

Brian Lee, APR, is the president of Revelation PR, Advertising & Social Media, an integrated communications agency he founded in January 2011, as well as a part-time lecturer on social media at Madison Area Technical College. He also serves as a digital marketing specialist for the State of Wisconsin’s Business Intelligence Team.

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