Dr. Edward Carney will retire this year after working 23 years at the University of Minnesota. He has particularly enjoyed his role as a consultant and educator who has worked with students in many areas of the discipline.
After Lorrie Burton of Woodbury, MN was diagnosed with ALS in November, she decided not to allow the disease to define her. Often, a devastating effects of the disease is the loss of the ability to speak. Burton is using new technology called voice banking. It will allow her to preserve her voice in a way never before possible.
Dr. Bert Schlauch and his graduate students Jocelyn Tzu-Ling Yu and Andrew Kersten partnered with entrepreneur Jackson Mann to minimize hearing loss through the creation of Vibes: affordable, high-quality earplugs that protect hearing while not impeding sound quality.