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Sarah Bricker

Sarah Bricker joined the Starkey Hearing Technologies marketing and communications team as a Communications Specialist in March 2015. She is primarily responsible for all corporate social media, the Starkey blog, Innovations magazine, and other public relations and communication efforts. She has had hearing loss since she was 13 and wears Halo Made for iPhone hearing aids. Prior to Starkey Hearing Technologies, Bricker handled digital content marketing, social media and online advertising needs for B2B and B2C clients in St. Louis, and worked as a freelance reporter for the St. Louis Business Journal and the St. Louis Rams. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and received awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors, Missouri Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists and the Hermes Creative Awards.

Simon Carlile, Ph.D.

Simon Carlile, Ph.D., is Senior Director of Research and leads Starkey Research in their quest for groundbreaking and innovative hearing solutions. Carlile has a BSc (Hons) and Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in auditory neuroscience. He completed his postdoctoral training at Oxford University where he was a Junior Research Fellow of Green College. He later established and became Head of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Sydney. Carlile has also had senior management roles as Chief Information Officer at the University of Sydney and as the Chief Technology Officer for two start-up technology companies. Carlile has published more than 110 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, has a strong patent portfolio, edited a foundation volume on auditory virtual reality and is Associate Editor for Nature – Scientific Reports.