Max Stanley Chartrand, PhD, CSP, BC-HIS

Dr. Chartrand serves on the Council of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, the Federal & State Advocacy Committee of the International Hearing Society, and Arizona State Licensing Committee for Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Providers. He is also a professional member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and has served on the Advisory Committees of the American Tinnitus Association, Better Hearing Institute, Audiology Online, and Speech Pathology Online. He is a professor of Behavioral Medicine and has served on numerous research committees relative to human health and the hearing sciences. In 1994, he was recipient of the Joel S. WernickExcellence in Education Award, and has published and recently was awarded the highest earned credential from the National Speakers Association. He has lectured and published extensively throughout the world over the past four decades.

David Frazier, BS, HIS, *COHC

David is an aspiring leader/educator in hearing health and communicative disorders. He is licensed to practice as a Hearing Instrument Specialist in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and furthermore, a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC). Mr. Frazier received advanced training to perform Auditory Brainstem Response test for newborns and has been a clinician for nearly eight years.

For the last three years, David has served as the adjunct professor for South Suburban College’s Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program and Speech Language Pathology Advisory Chair. When not teaching or working full time, David volunteers and serves on the Board of Directors for the Synapse House and Northwestern University as a volunteer research assistant for the Aphasia and Neurolinguistics lab. Additionally, he serves as the Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commissioner and on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Hearing Society. David is a strong advocate and voice to the voiceless.

He is dedicated to helping his patients with his Superman mentality of helping as many people as he encounters daily, to have not only better hearing, but overall improved quality of life as a result!

Ken Laferle

Ken LaFerle is currently the Director of Educational Services for Beltone Electronics.  He has been with Beltone for 31 years holding various positions including regional manager and director of audiology.  In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the College of DuPage.  LaFerle has written several articles in national trade publications and has presented at over 100 state and national meetings as well as Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. 

LaFerle received his B.A. degree in Psychology & Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Michigan and his M.S. degree in Audiology from the University of Montevallo in Alabama where he was named outstanding graduate student. He received his AuD from Salus University in 2007. 

In addition to his tenure with Beltone, Ken has also worked for the State of Louisiana Health Department and for an E.N.T. practice where he established hearing aid dispensing for the office. 

LaFerle holds a certificate of clinical competence in audiology and is a board certified hearing instrument specialist.  In addition, he holds an audiology license and hearing aid dispensing license in the state of Illinois. 

Tammara Stender, Au.D., CCC-A

Tammara Stender, Au.D. is the Director of Global Audiology – Chicago for GN ReSound. In this role, she develops audiology-focused communications and manages 7 audiologists and the research clinic. Prior to joining GN ReSound in 2003, Tammy was an Audiologist for Orlando Regional Healthcare in Orlando, Florida, where she provided pediatric diagnostic and amplification services. She earned her Master of Science degree in Audiology from Vanderbilt University, and her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida. In addition to her position at ReSound, she has held Adjunct Faculty appointments at Northern Illinois University and Rush University in Chicago.

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies.