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Doug Beck speaks at hearing and balance conference

Douglas Beck, Au.D., Director of Professional Relations for Oticon, Inc. was among the leading international speakers who delivered keynote presentations at the first Hearing and Balance Conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

oticon, hearing aids, doug beckThe three-day knowledge-sharing event drew more than 140 participants from Malaysia and Singapore to discuss topics ranging from newborn hearing screening and auditory neuropathy spectrum disorders to new middle ear diagnostic technology and vestibular migraine.

The keynote speakers, including Beck, Dr. Priya Singh (UK) and Dr. Jessica Vitkovic (Australia), were joined by local presenters representing three universities – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), Universiti Sains Malaysia (Science University of Malaysia) and International Islamic University of Malaysia.  The conference was organized by Oticon Malaysia with co-organizer support from the three universities and the Malaysian National Society of Audiologists (MANSA).

Beck’s role as Oticon’s Director of Professional Relations supports Oticon’s academic, clinical and educational efforts around the world.  At the conference, he delivered four keynote presentations on Issues in Amplification and Tinnitus, Cognition Friendly Amplification, Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder and Amplification and Motivation Influence – Counseling that Works!

Organizers reported that the Hearing and Balance Conference, the first even held in Malaysia, was an overwhelming success.  “To give you a picture of the scale of the event, in Malaysia we have only about 250 audiologists,” said Audiologist Patrick Tan who helped to organize the conference.  “This event drew more than 140 hearing care professionals!”

For information about Oticon, Inc., visit oticonusa.com

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