Meet the Phonak Expert Circle on Pediatric Family-Centered Care

Phonak has convened an international expert panel to provide recommendations for Pediatric Family-Centered Audiological Care. Today we know that earlier hearing aid provision and consistent hearing aids use, leads to better early language outcomes. At the same time, we know there will be challenges in the journey for families, and by applying a  family-centered approach, our goal is to develop tools needed to open the conversation between audiologists and families.


Kris English, PhD

is Professor Emeritus at the University of Akron/NOAC, Ohio, USA.


Elizabeth Walker, PhD

is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.


Kerri Le Roux (BSc)

is the Clinical Lead at Guy’s and St Thomas‘ NHS, UK.


Karen Muñoz, EdD

is the Associate Professor of Audiology and Interim Department Head, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, at Utah State University.

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Angela Pelosi (M.AuD.SA)

is the Global Head of Pediatrics at Phonak AG, Switzerland.




Nerina Scarinci, PhD

is Head of Speech Pathology in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia.


Janet DesGeorges

is the parent of a Deaf daughter and the Executive Director of Hands & Voices, a parent support organization.


Holle Aungst, AuD

is the Coordinator of Pediatric Audiology at  Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland.


Jane R. Madell, PhD

is a pediatric audiologist, speech-language pathologist and LSLS auditory-verbal specialist. She consults nationally and internationally on Managing Hearing in Children.


Mary Pat Moeller, Ph.D

is the Director of the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language & Learning at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE.


Josephine Marriage PhD

is the Director of Chear, is a clinical scientist in audiology and registered hearing-aid dispenser.


Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A; LSLS Cert. AVT

is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Audiology, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio Clinic.


Christine Jones (AuD)

is the Director of the Phonak Audiology Research Center (PARC), USA.