Sensaphonics president Michael Santucci (left) with new Golden Circle audiologists, from left: Mandy Rhody of The Hearing Clinic, Alan I. Segal of Advanced Ear, Nose & Throat Associates and Sheri MacGregor of Highland Hearing Clinic Limited
Three more audiologists graduated from Sensaphonics' Golden Circle audiology seminar in Chicago. The seminar is a two-day training event that provides audiology professionals with the specialized knowledge and hands-on training required to serve the unique needs of musicians and audio engineers.
Audiologists graduating into the Sensaphonics Golden Circle network include Mandy Rhody of The Hearing Clinic in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada; Alan I. Segal of Advanced Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in Atlanta; and Sheri MacGregor of Highland Hearing Clinic Limited in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Seminar topics covered include how musicians and sound engineers differ in both needs and attitude from typical audiology clients. Topics included in-ear monitoring products and theory of operation; sound system design and stage setup; and the importance of regular hearing tests, personal fittings and client education on exposure times and safe system operation. Because touring musicians often require “house calls” at performance venues, there was a special emphasis on backstage etiquette.
One highlight of the seminar was a hands-on training session with a live band, led by Sensaphonics sound engineering consultant Thom “Sound Guy” Fiegle. Seminar attendees experienced both typical stage monitor wedges and in-ear monitoring, learned to take in-the-ear sound level measurements and interacted with sound engineers and musicians in a real-world setting.
View a list of Sensaphonics-certified audiologists. Audiologists interested in joining the Sensaphonics referral network or attending future Golden Circle seminars should contact the company toll-free at 877/848-1714.