Karl E. Strom

Chief Editor, The Hearing Review

Karl E. Strom is chief editor and a founding editor of The Hearing Review. Over the last 24 years, he has reported on hearing healthcare’s most important issues and worked with many of the influential thought leaders, clinicians, executives, and researchers in the field. As a self-confessed “science nerd” and a former marketing manager, Strom has unique insights into hearing industry trends and is known for his wide network of industry contacts and in-depth analyses of the increasingly dynamic and segmented hearing healthcare market.

The Hearing Review remains the only trade media resource in the North American market to have regularly updated offerings in all three media channels—print, digital, and social media—and has a history of publishing landmark articles, surveys, and breaking news stories. For example, in 2017, HR published industry-changing features about hearing loss and its impact on the brain, the most detailed coverage of the National Academy of Sciences, FTC and FDA workshops on OTC hearing devices, and technical reviews of many of the most important products and technologies launched this year. Our website, hearingreview.com, incorporates an interactive digital format and features many new webinars and blogs about the strategies used by successful practitioners to improve their businesses, increase efficiency and customer satisfaction, and grow revenues in an era of increased competition and disruption—often drawing commentary from the most influential professionals in the field.

The Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of The Hearing Review includes some of our field’s most distinguished audiologists and hearing instrument specialists from private practice, academia, and hearing-related institutions. EAB members—many of whom have been honored by or have led key hearing-related organizations—regularly recommend and review for publication articles and potential topics, while providing insights and advice about HR’s content management.

“The Hearing Review has served as a central point of exchange for the worldwide community of hearing care clinicians, researchers, executives, and other key opinion leaders,” says Strom. “We’re known for our reliable, timely, independent, and engaging content. Ultimately, our focus is to help professionals help more consumers who have hearing loss—and help them succeed in this fast-paced market. To do that, they need pragmatic information on the latest technologies and techniques, as well as ideas about how to build and grow thriving, modern practices.

“As a leading voice in changing marketplace,” continues Strom, “we’re working hard to remain the #1 media choice in all the varied product and service distribution channels—and in all media channels. In recent years, HearingReview.com has expanded its multimedia capabilities to include a digital edition and community websites, as well as new blogs, webinars, podcasts, videos, e-newsletters (including HR Insider), and other digital offerings. Our goal is to be wherever our readers are, including a strong social media presence. Also, with about one-third of our website visitors hailing from outside North America, we are now an even more central forum and opinion exchange for the international hearing care community. Our experienced team has a very exciting and engaging role in this industry.”

Karl Strom | Chief Editor
218.525.5558
kstrom@medqor.com

Stefani Kim

Associate Editor

Stefani Kim completed her Master’s in Journalism at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and has freelanced for publications on topics that include food sustainability, agriculture, and the environment. She has been associate editor of Hearing Review since February 2017. At Hearing Review, she is involved with managing the magazine’s digital content, including news stories for the website and posting to social media accounts. She is also involved in editorial duties for the print publication.

Stefani Kim
skim@medqor.com

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Sugata Bhattacharjee, AuD
Contributing Writer, Derry, NH

Marshall Chasin, AuD
Owner, Musicians Clinics of Canada, North York, Ont

Jay B. McSpaden, PhD, BC-HIS
Owner, East Valley Hearing & Speech, Lebanon, Ore

Maurice H. Miller, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Audiology, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Joel Mynders, BC-HIS
Owner, AP Mynders & Associates, West Chester, Pa

Mark Sanford, MS
Owner, CSG/Better Hearing Center, Walnut Creek, Calif

Wayne J. Staab, PhD
Dammeron Valley, Utah
Senior Editor, Clinical Research

Douglas L. Beck, AuD
San Antonio, Tex

Sugata Bhattacharjee, AuD
Contributing Writer, Derry, NH

Marshall Chasin, AuD
Owner, Musicians Clinics of Canada, North York, Ont

Jay B. McSpaden, PhD, BC-HIS
Owner, East Valley Hearing & Speech, Lebanon, Ore

Maurice H. Miller, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Audiology, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Joel Mynders, BC-HIS
Owner, AP Mynders & Associates, West Chester, Pa

Mark Sanford, MS
Owner, CSG/Better Hearing Center, Walnut Creek, Calif

Wayne J. Staab, PhD
Dammeron Valley, Utah
Senior Editor, Clinical Research

Douglas L. Beck, AuD
San Antonio, Tex