As section editor, Amlani and guest contributors share their opinions and perspectives every week on a wide range of subjects impacting the business management aspects of the hearing industry.
The Hearing Economics section discusses the forces steering hearing healthcare markets toward equilibrium through massive and/or rapid shifts in consumer demands, professional training, technological advancement, capital investment, industry consolidation, regulatory control, product and service distribution, and strategic pricing.
Amlani serves as a professor and chair of theDepartment of Audiology and Speech Pathology, a joint consortium program between the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences that offers a Doctor of Audiology degree and a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Additionally, Amlani directs the Hearing Aid and Augmentative Technologies Laboratory, a research laboratory that is funded primarily from extramural grants and corporate sponsors.
Amlani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of the Pacific, Master of Science degree in Audiology from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. degree in Audiology/Psychoacoustics from Michigan State University.
His research interests include economic and marketing trends within audiology, the influence of hearing aid technology on speech and music, hearing conservation for musicians, and room acoustics. In his free time, Amlani plays the bass guitar in cover bands (rock, metal, punk) in area venues.