Mary Ormson, Medical Education Manager for Hearing & Balance at Natus Medical Incorporated interviews Peter Byron a private practice audiologist in the United Kingdom. Peter describes how he uses social media and innovative marketing strategies to successfully promote his practice and the use of 3-D ear scanning with Otoscan.
Course created on February 19, 2020
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Mary Ormson, AuD
Mary Ormson, AuD, completed her bachelor’s degree in audiology at Arizona State University and subsequently earned her doctor of audiology degree from Salus University. During the first 25 years of her professional career, Dr. Ormson focused on clinical practice, primarily in a hospital setting and a multidisciplinary pediatric outpatient rehabilitation clinic. Her professional focus was divided between (primarily adult) vestibular assessment/treatment and pediatric electrophysiology. Dr. Ormson’s passion for teaching arose through her experience as a preceptor with residential audiology doctoral candidates. This led to her current full-time role as medical education manager with Natus Medical. This position has expanded Dr. Ormson’s experience globally; over the last 12 years, Dr. Ormson has participated in many conferences and symposiums all over the world with a focus on educating clinical industry leaders on hot topics in hearing and balance to help improve patient outcomes. Dr. Ormson currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.
Peter Byrom is director and lead Audiologist for Peter Byrom Audiology Ltd. Having originally qualified with the traditional British Association of Audiology Technicians and gained a certificate of Audiology at Nottingham University he continued his education with a diploma in Healthcare Studies, a BHSc (Audiology) and an MSc (Advanced Practice) all at University of Leeds. From 2011 to 2017 he was the clinical lead for adult Audiology services at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. On leaving the NHS he has concentrated exclusively on private practice. He has recently been involved in writing the British Society of Audiology practice guidelines for tinnitus and Uncomfortable Loudness Level assessment. He has served for a number of years on the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists including as treasurer and director before leaving in 2019.
His private practice is based at the private hospitals in Sheffield South Yorkshire UK where he works as an Audiologist and hearing aid dispenser. He regularly assesses and treats tinnitus patients and is involved in medico-legal work including report writing. He is married to Ellen and has 3 children. His hobbies include playing the bass guitar and photography.
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