Ted Venema, Ph.D., earned a BA in Philosophy at Calvin College in 1977, and an MA in Audiology at Western Washington University in 1988. After working as a clinical Audiologist at The Canadian Hearing Society in Toronto, he went back 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 worked at Unitron Hearing in Kitchener Ontario Canada, where he conducted field trials on new hearing aids and gave presentations. He also taught in the hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) program at George Brown College in Toronto, from 1995 until 2004. From 2001 until 2006, Ted was an Assistant Professor of Audiology at the University of Western ontario. He left this position in order to create Canada's 4th Hearing Instrument Practitioner program at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. From 2013 to 2014, he was a clinical Audiologist in private practice with NexGen Hearing Inc., in Victoria BC Canada. Ted is now a consultant, and continues to give presentations on hearing, hearing loss and hearing aids. He is the author of a textbook, "Compression for Clinicians".