Dr. Ted Venema
Dr. Ted Venema earned a BA in Philosophy at Calvin College in 1977, and an MA in Audiology at Western Washington University in 1988. After working for three years as a clinical Audiologist at The Canadian Hearing Society in Toronto, he returned to school and completed a PhD in Audiology at the University of Oklahoma in 1993. He was an Assistant Professor at Auburn University in Alabama for the next two years. From 1995 until 2001, he was employed as a corporate audiologist at a hearing aid manufacturer, Unitron Hearing in Kitchener Ontario Canada; here, he conducted field trials on new hearing aids and gave presentations, domestically and abroad. He was an Assistant Professor of Audiology at Western University in London, Ontario, from 2001 until 2006. While employed at Unitron Hearing and teaching at Western University, Ted also taught on a part-time basis in the Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) program at George Brown College in Toronto Canada. In 2006, he developed and implemented Canada’s 4th Hearing Instrument Practitioner program at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. From 2013 to 2014, he was a clinical Audiologist and part owner of a practice with NexGen Hearing Inc., in Victoria BC Canada. Ted is the author of a small textbook, Compression for Clinicians, first published in 1998, and republished as a 2nd edition in 2006. Presently, he is the editor of the Canadian Hearing Report journal. He continues to give presentations hearing, hearing loss and hearing aids.