“Ever since I have been old enough to think, I’ve been working with hearing aids.”
When Michael was three, he lost his hearing to a large extent due to meningitis. Because of his personal experience, he often understands what people are thinking and feeling. He can more easily explain things to clients. “Having hearing loss since I was a child, I can speak from my own experience and tell them how I handled various challenges through different stages of my life.”
Michael studied Hearing Acoustics (B.Sc.) at the University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck, Germany. His first contact with Sonova was during a 6-month internship with Phonak India Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai from Oct. 2012 to April 2013. In June 2020 Michael moved to Switzerland to join Phonak as an Audiology Manager. His main area of expertise are the behind the ear devices and he works closely with thehealth innovations team. Benefitting from his lecturing background at the Academy of Hearing Acoustics in Lübeck and living with a hearing loss, Michael aims to deliver comprehensive expert training sessions for the Group Companies both in English and German.
Learn more from Michael and his scope of work
Interview with Michael
Before being able to help others with their hearing needs, audiologist Michael Preuss had to come a long way in his own hearing loss journey.
Michael is responsible for the new Phonak5 series on YouTube. Each video explains a Phonak related topic in 5 minutes or less.
For every type of client and every hearing situation.