Profile: Barbara Streicher

Barbara Streicher, PhD

Cologne, Germany
Education: University of Cologne, major in ‘Special pedagogics’, ‘Communication’ and ‘Emotional development in history lessons’.

Practice in a school for the hard of hearing. Upon graduation – degree as ‘Defectologist’

Qualification enhancement:

Courses in audio-verbal speech and language pedagogics  in Canada and the USA.

Courses in consulting parents of small children and psychotherapy under the supervision of MD, Prof. M. Papousek in the Institute for social pediatrics and adolescent medicine of the Munich Ludwig-Maximilian University.

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Profile: Monika Lehnhardt

Dr. Dr.h.c. Monika Lehnhardt was born in Vienna and graduated from the University Alma Mater Rudolphina. She obtained her PhD in philology, psychology and philosophy. During her professoinal career she has held various positions in companies such as Schering (Berlin), Monsanto (Dusseldorf and Brussels) and Pharmacia (Freiburg). She established Cochlear Europe in Basel in 1987. While being Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 1987 until 1999, Cochlear Europe grew from two to seventy employees and additional offices were opened in London and Hannover. In 1999 she stepped aside and continued to work in a Management position for business development and customer relations which was connected with extensive travel across Europe and the US. Between 2004 and 2008 she concentrated her efforts on 18 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, from the Baltic, to Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Since 2002 she has been Chairwoman of the Professor Ernst Lehnhardt-Foundation. She has also served as a member of the Board of Auditory Verbal International, Inc. (AVI. Inc.). In 2007 she established her own company under the name Monsana AG in Basel, Switzerland. In July 2007 she was awarded the title of Honorary Doctor by the International Academy of Otorhinolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, St. Petersburg.

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Profile: Julia Litvina

Julia Litvina is an otolaryngologist and audiologist from Russia. She is currently employed at the department for audiology and training of the company “Phonak CIS”. Her major areas of involvement currently include remote training and support of specialists in hearing technology. “Phonak CIS” is part of the “Sonova Group” holding, Switzerland. The company produces hearing …

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Profile: Dimity Dornan

 Dr Dimity Dornan AM,

PhD UQ, HonDUniv USQ, BSpThy, FSPAA, CpSp, LSLS Cert AVT

Dimity Dornan AM is a Speech Pathologist, and the Founder and Managing Director of Hear and Say. This not-for-profit program, opened in July 1992, and enables children with hearing loss to listen and speak through the use of modern hearing technology combined with the simultaneous education of parents and children (Auditory-Verbal Therapy).

Today Hear and Say provides services for over 500 children and families in five Queensland centres, plus a telemedicine Outreach program for rural, regional and international children and families.

Dimity is also the founder of Hear and Say Research and Innovation, the research and development unit of Hear and Say, and Hear and Say WorldWide, their global professional training program. Recently she initiated an international consortium of 10 university training courses engaged in similar professional training, the Ling Consortium. She has also co-founded “Women with Spirit”, a global collaboration of women linking women’s initiatives for the Children of Tomorrow.

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Profile: Andrew Kendrick

Andrew Kendrick has worked extensively in the field of Auditory-Verbal Therapy over the past 24 years. Andrew’s work as therapist, consultant, lecturer, and publisher has given him the opportunity to live and work in Australia, Singapore, and China. During this time Andrew has gained significant experience in working with children, parents, teachers, therapists, audiologists and …

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Profile Vigen Bakhshinyan, MD

Dr. Vigen Bakhshinyan Russian scientific-practical Centre of Audiology and Hearing Rehabilitation, Moscow Born in 1975 in Yerevan, Armenia. Graduated from Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi in 1998, Faculty of Pediatrics 1998-2001 – Residency in ENT, Chair of Ear-Nose-Throat Diseases of the Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi, Medical Centre “Erebouni” 2001-2005 – …

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