Scientific Advisory Board

Alicia Spoor

Dr. Alicia D.D. Spoor, Audiologist

Dr. Spoor is the President of Designer Audiology, LLC, established in 2014. Prior to opening her practice, she was a member of the cochlear implant and hearing aid teams at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and also worked in private practices around the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions. She holds a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Michigan State University. Dr. Spoor’s clinical internship experiences encompassed prestigious institutions such as Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Ft. Belvoir Army Community Hospital, and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School. Her education also includes eight years of formal American Sign Language training, along with intensive coursework in Deaf culture and multicultural sensitivity.

Dr. Spoor has actively contributed to the audiology profession, serving as the Past-President and Advocacy Chair for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, Past-President and Legislative Chair of the Maryland Academy of Audiology, and is a former member of the Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology Advisory Board. She is passionate about mentoring students during their clinical rotations, further demonstrating her dedication to advancing the profession of Audiology.

Geoffrey Cooling

Geoffrey Cooling is an Irish hearing care blogger and the author of The Little Book of Hearing Aids and Audiology Marketing in a Digital World. He has been involved in the Hearing Healthcare Profession since 2007 when he qualified as a hearing aid audiologist. He has worked in private practice and for a major hearing aid manufacturer. He has become recognised as an authority within the field of hearing care and hearing aids.

Dr. Udi Katzenell

Dr. Udi Katzenell is a specialist in Otolaryngology, and Head of the Otology Service and the Cochlear Implant Program at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot – affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

His scope of interest is the treatment of ear diseases and hearing rehabilitation of people with hearing loss and deafness. Dr. Katzenell has practiced medicine since 1995, and spent two years in Auckland New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia, practicing ear surgery and hearing rehabilitation as a fellow. He is a lecturer at the faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University, and lectures on ear surgery at international conferences. He has also published numerous professional papers.

Dr. Ohad Hilly

Dr. Ohad Hilly is a Head and Neck surgeon, and is Head of Ear Surgery in the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at the Rabin Medical Center affiliated with Tel Aviv University.

Having received his medical degree at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and after completing his internship at the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at the Rabin Medical Center, Dr. Hilly completed his specialization in ear surgery, neuro-otology, and skull-base surgery at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the Israeli Medical Association; Israel’s Ear, Nose, Throat, and Head and Neck Surgery Association; and the Israel Neurological Association.

Dr. Hilly’s special fields of interest include: surgery for restoring hearing loss: cochlear implants; middle-ear implants; bone conduction implants; skull-base surgery; and acoustic neuroma. His research areas are: head and neck cancers, cochlear implants, and imaging of the cerebellopontine angle.

Olivier Lambert

Mr. Lambert is a highly experienced audiologist and hearing-aid specialist, who has treated diverse hearing-related problems, including deafness and tinnitus.
Mr. Lambert is the owner of Audition Comfort SPRL – which he founded in Brussels in 2007. The company distributes hearing aids and hearing protection accessories, providing patients with the latest and most innovative solutions for hearing rehabilitation. Mr. Lambert is also active in many university hospitals in Brussels and its surroundings.

He joined the team after recognising the importance of EARWAYS MEDICAL’s products for patients using hearing aids and accessories. Mr. Lambert studied at Libre Marie-Haps 3 University, adiologue-audioprothésiste and at the Solvay entrepreneur program.