Boston, Mass. — Kevin Franck, Ph.D., MBA, CCC-A, was recently recruited to Massachusetts Eye and Ear as Director of Audiology, where he will lead a department of more than 30 audiologists practicing in Mass. Eye and Ear’s Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Centers, as well as a robust research program focused on improved understanding and management of hearing loss. A clinician-scientist with a deep understanding of patient needs and bionic and hearing medical devices, Dr. Franck brings more than 20 years in his field to Mass. Eye and Ear.
Most recently, Dr. Franck was Head of Marketing for Bose Hear Emerging Business, a division of Bose Corporation focused on developing hearing tools. Dr. Franck was one of three founding members of Ear Machine, a start-up funded by the National Institutes of Health before it was acquired by Bose in 2014.
Previously, he earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a doctoral degree in hearing science from the University of Washington. Dr. Franck also holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Throughout his career, Dr. Franck has directed clinical programs and practiced audiology in hospital environments, led independent grant-funded research and educational programs, developed products and strategies for hearing product companies and volunteered on the boards of national non-profit hearing loss-related organization.
Dr. Franck will oversee the Audiology Department at Mass. Eye and Ear as the hospital continues to grow its clinical and research programs in hearing testing and rehabilitation, and will be on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School Department of Otolaryngology.
“It’s a particularly exciting time for people interested in hearing all the wonderful sounds around us. At Mass. Eye and Ear, we’ve got talented audiologists who listen to what our patients want, measure how their hearing works, and provide effective and lifestyle-integrated products and services to help them hear better,” said Dr. Frank. “We do our work with some of the greatest surgical and scientific collaborators in the world. I’m really proud to join this team and lead Audiology to a better sounding future for all.”
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Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Now united with Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear is the world's largest vision and hearing research center, developing new treatments and cures through discovery and innovation. Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, through residency as well as clinical and research fellowships. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex. In the 2017–2018 “Best Hospitals Survey,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass. Eye and Ear #2 in the nation ear, nose and throat care and #4 for eye care. For more information about life-changing care and research, or to learn how you can help, please visit MassEyeAndEar.org.