Who We Are
A member of Equal Access and the Hearing Loss Association of America, Warren Brown is a hearing loop advocate and loop installer. Having worked in the audio visual field for more than 30 years, he became aware of the difficulties people with hearing loss often experience being able to participate in public events.
He found that loops can reengage people in many places that challenged their full participation. He started Brown Audio Service to promote and install loops, and has presented the "get in the loop" message to hearing loss groups statewide. His efforts have brought loops to over 50 venues throughout Ohio and the surrounding regions.
Dorothy C. Miller
Dorothy Miller was the inaugural Director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at Case Western Reserve University before entering partial retirement in 2013. She teaches Social Work at CWRU part-time and is writing a book about hearing loss.
She has had a hearing loss necessitating the use of hearing aids since the early 1980s. She has appreciated the widespread use of induction loops in England and is determined to see the widespread provision of this important utility for people with hearing loss in Northeast Ohio. Dr. Miller received her D.S.W. and M.S. degrees from Columbia University and has B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.
Walter S. Nicholes
Walter is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (BS) and Syracuse University (AB). After various management and sales experience with IBM, Doubleday Publishing Company, World Publishing Company, and Beltone Hearing Aids, Walter started his own advertising agency in 1970 which led to a corporate executive job at Nestlé, from which he retired in 1989.
He endured wartime damage to his hearing and has a 60% VA hearing disability. He has used hearing aids for the past 15 years. Impressed by induction loop improvement to hearing comprehension—the most-reported hearing disability, he wants to help expand this benefit effectively for the hearing-disabled community.
Dr. Lynn Salzbrenner
Lynn Salzbrenner has been practicing audiology for more than 30 years. She received her B.A. in Speech and Hearing from Cleveland State University in 1979, her M.A. in Audiology from Cleveland State University in 1981, and her doctoral degree in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2006.
Lynn is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Ohio Academy of Audiology.