Let’s Get in the Hearing Loop
How to faster a more hearing accessible world!

Host by HLAA SCC on Jan 19, 2021 by Dr. Juliette Sterkens, AuD Audiologist

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Juliëtte Sterkens Hearing Loop Advocate, HLAA

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Some Background information:

Juliëtte Sterkens took a leave from her audiology practice to take on the position of Hearing Loop Advocate for the Hearing Loss Association of America. Learn more about Dr. Juliette Sterkens by clicking here.

Born & Raised in the Netherlands
Doctor of  Audiology – Arizona School of Health Sciences (2006)
M.S. in Audiology – Univ of Wisc – Oshkosh (1983)
Speech Language Pathologist – Heerlen  Netherlands  (1979)
Co-owner of Fox Valley Hearing Center, an audiology practice in the Fox Valley, for nearly 25 years
Resides in Oshkosh with her husband of nearly 40 years, LeRoy “Max” Maxfield
They have two children:
   Joëlle – involved with building an electric aircraft kit in Mittagong, Australia
   Lars – studying towards a professional doctorate in Mechatronics at the TU/e (Tech Univ Eindhoven)Netherlands) 

Professional Awards

  • UWO – Distinguished Alumnus Award 2015
  • Arizona School of Health Sciences – Humanitarian of the Year 2013
  • Academy of Doctors of Audiology – Leo Doerfler Award 2013
  • Wisconsin Audiologist of the Year 2011
  • Larry Mauldin Award 2011
  • American Academy of Audiology – Presidential Award 2011


Key points regarding hearing aids and Cis from my Feb 2020 presentation:

  1. They not restore hearing to normal
  2. Their effective range is limited
  3. Individuals’ ability to benefit, varies widely  
  4. In large public places they make all sounds louder

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