96 episodes

Frequent updates on the developing worlds of hearing tech, hearing health, consumer audio and voice technology.

Guests of the show include experts with backgrounds in audiology, consumer technology, audio, voice tech, biometric monitoring, and more.

The goal of Future Ear Radio is to connect the trends converging around our ears. (FuturEar)

Future Ear Radio Dave Kemp

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    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Frequent updates on the developing worlds of hearing tech, hearing health, consumer audio and voice technology.

Guests of the show include experts with backgrounds in audiology, consumer technology, audio, voice tech, biometric monitoring, and more.

The goal of Future Ear Radio is to connect the trends converging around our ears. (FuturEar)

    096 - Hearing the Call: Recapping a Life-Changing Humanitarian Trip to Jordan

    096 - Hearing the Call: Recapping a Life-Changing Humanitarian Trip to Jordan

    Guests: D'Anne Rudden, AuD; Susan Sheehy, AuD; Maura Chippendale, AuD; Yasmin Battat, AuD; Mary Thorpe, AuD

    Topic: Hearing the Call: Recapping a Life-Changing Humanitarian Trip to Jordan

    This week on the Future Ear Radio podcast, Dave sits down with five inspiring Audiologists to breakdown their recent mission trip to the country of Jordan, where these five women + a number of others provided hearing health services for some of the most underserved people in the world. 

    During the episode, they discuss:


    Expectations leading into the trip and post-trip takeaways
    What the days were like and the direct impact they made on the refugees that they served
    The efficacy that "putting a hand up, not out" has on combatting burn out
    The surprising amount of collaboration across the AuDs that were there
    Learning from the people they served and the culture that they were embedded in
    Imparting knowledge on the students that they were working with, so as to create continuity with their mission


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    095 - AU Bankaitis, PhD - Imposter Phenomenon, The Samuel F. Lybarger Award, and Owning Your Success

    095 - AU Bankaitis, PhD - Imposter Phenomenon, The Samuel F. Lybarger Award, and Owning Your Success

    Guest: AU Bankaitis, PhD - Audiologist; Vice President, Oaktree Products

    Topic: Imposter Phenomenon, The Samuel F. Lybarger Award, and Owning Your Success 

    AU joins Dave on the podcast for the first in-person episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast. AU shares her Audiology career journey, some of the major influences on her career trajectory and milestones along the way, and her recent Samuel F. Lybarger award (awarded to an individual who has made important contributions to research, engineering, or other technological achievements within the field of audiology). 

    Throughout the conversation, AU discusses her struggles with imposter phenomenon. She details what imposter phenomenon is, how she has worked through it using a variety of different methods, and the importance of owning her own success.




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    094 - Liz Fuemmeler, AuD - Vestibular Audiology, Specialization, and the Motivation to Never Stop Learning

    094 - Liz Fuemmeler, AuD - Vestibular Audiology, Specialization, and the Motivation to Never Stop Learning

    Guest: Liz Fuemmeler, AuD - Vestibular and Concussion Audiologist at Hearing and Balance Specialists of Kansas City; Co-host of "A Dose of Dizzy" Podcast

    Topic: Vestibular Audiology, Specialization, and the Motivation to Never Stop Learning

    Liz joins Dave on the podcast this week to discuss her work in vestibular audiology across the past few years after receiving her AuD. At Liz's clinic, she has helped to implement a concussion protocol and discusses this emerging new facet of science and Audiology's role within it. Liz shares the role that Audiologists play with regards to concussions, why Audiologists are uniquely positioned to help diagnose concussions, and how it helps to broaden the scope of Audiology.

    In addition, Liz and Dave discuss the topic of personal brand building and the ways in which Liz has always challenged herself to grow professionally and the dividends that those efforts have paid. The two chat about podcasting, being a young professional in the Hearing Health industry, and the motivation to never stop pushing yourself to keep learning.


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    • 49 min
    093 - Grace Sturdivant, AuD - OtoPro: A Fresh Take on the Business of Hearing Conservation

    093 - Grace Sturdivant, AuD - OtoPro: A Fresh Take on the Business of Hearing Conservation

    Guest: Grace Sturdivant - Audiologist and Founder of OtoPro Technologies

    Topic: OtoPro: A Fresh Take on the Business of Hearing Conservation 

    Grace joins Dave on the podcast this week to share the story of how she built her company, OtoPro Technologies, and the path she took to success.

    OtoPro represents an innovative business model and brand built entirely around hearing conservation. As Grace describes, OtoPro is designed to provide individuals with custom hearing protection for all types of lifestyles ranging from hunting, construction, industrial work, motorcycling and so on.

    The two discuss how her business model works, the network of hearing professionals that she uses to help facilitate the earmold impressions, her success building her brand, the rapid growth of OtoPro, and her upcoming appearance on Steve Rinella's Meat Eater podcast. 


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    092 - Michelle Hu, AuD - Building the "Mama Hu Hears" Brand

    092 - Michelle Hu, AuD - Building the "Mama Hu Hears" Brand

    Guest: Michelle Hu, AuD - Pediatric Audiologist and Founder of "Mama Hu Hears"

    Topic: Building the "Mama Hu Hears" Brand 

    Michelle joins Dave on the podcast this week to share her backstory and how she developed her popular, "Mama Hu Hears" online persona.

    Michelle's Mama Hu Hears Instagram page has garnered roughly 10,000 followers, and serves as a medium for Michelle to communicate ways she navigates her own DHH journey, as well as a forum for her to impart wisdom as a hard of hearing mother and Pediatric Audiologist.

    The two discuss using social media effectively to generate a more outsized impact, the most common questions and feedback that Michelle receives on her social channels, Michelle's experience of being fit with a cochlear implant 15 years ago, and some of her takeaways of life before and after her implant.


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    • 43 min
    091 - Shadi Chakoutahi - A Recruiter's Perspective on the Current State of the Hearing Health Industry

    091 - Shadi Chakoutahi - A Recruiter's Perspective on the Current State of the Hearing Health Industry

    Guest: Shadi Chakoutahi - Founder of Staffing Proxy

    Topic: A Recruiter's Perspective on the Current State of the Hearing Health Industry

    Shadi joins Dave on the podcast this week to discuss the current labor market within the hearing health industry and some key insights that can be gleaned from her perspective. 

    The two discuss the changing nature of employee expectations, which has been altered by the pandemic, as well as what it means to be an, "employer of choice." On the flip side, the two chat about the prospects within the industry for those entering into the hearing health labor force or moving from one industry job to another. 

    Shadi shares her unique perspective as someone who frequently speaks with a wide variety of employers and prospective employees in every facet of the hearing health industry. In addition, Shadi shares some of the areas that concern her with the current state of the hearing health labor pool, as well as some reasons to be optimistic about the way that the hearing health industry is evolving. 


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Christykrc ,

Bravo

Love how Dave explores new technology and shares more about this realm of deaf and hard of hearing in a way that the general public who may not be in the industry can grasp and be more informed while also appealing to the audiology/deaf education sector.

Busy Student-Athlete ,

Phenomenal Podcast -5 stars out of 5

Dave produces a top-notch podcast, hosts incredible guests, and provides great interviews through deliberate, intentional questions.

The Future Ear Radio podcast helps stay informed of latest trends arround innovative hearing tech as well as anticipate the future innovations occuring in the broader wearable, IoT, and health tech fields.

Keep up the great work Dave!

-A happy listener

Musik_Lov3r ,

Love this show!

Dave Kemp does a great job keeping the listener engaged. We admire the mission he is on - raising awareness of hearing healthcare and the importance of visiting a hearing healthcare professional!!

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