Meet the Board


Laura Szot, ACA, BC-HIS

President

Laura Szot has a certification in Audioprosthology from IHS' American Conference on Audioprosthology and is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. She is also an esteemed member of the International Hearing Society. Laura originally hails from Whitehall, Michigan and currently lives in Muskegon. She has been in the hearing healthcare profession serving the hearing impaired for almost 13 years. She says her "favorite part of our profession is having the opportunity to help others. It’s truly a joy to be able to improve a patient’s life experiences and quality of life through improved hearing healthcare."

 

 


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Bob Skoric, ACA, BC-HIS

Vice President

Bob Skoric is a proud member of IHS, International Hearing Society. He is also a certified Audioprosthologist from IHS’ American Conference of Audioprosthology and is in addition Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences by the National Board. He has been in hearing healthcare for 32 years and takes great pride and has a tireless passion for helping the hearing impaired. He has 45 Beltone Hearing care centers in Michigan and Pennsylvania. He is a loving husband and father to his wife Jelena and their 4 children.


 

 





Aaron Toth

Aaron Toth, ACA, BC-HIS

Secretary

Aaron Toth is a member of the International Hearing Society (IHS). He has a certification in Audioprosthology from IHS' American Conference on Audioprosthology and is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Aaron is originally from Coleman, Michigan and now lives in the Bay City area.  He attended the University of Michigan and played baseball there under coach Bill Freehan.  Aaron graduated with a degree in Kinesiology with a major in Biomechanics.  He has been in the hearing healthcare profession for 18 years and has been with Miracle-Ear for the last 10 years.

 

 





Susan Waite, BC-HIS

IHS Territory Governor

 

Susan Waite has been involved in the hearing healthcare profession for 23 years. She has been a member of the International Hearing Society since 1994 and is the IHS Governor for the Central East Territory. Susan is also a past president of the Michigan Alliance of Hearing Care Professionals. She began her career as a receptionist for Beltone Hearing Aid Center in Jackson, Michigan. Soon after, she started training under audiologist Roger Smith and began her career as a hearing instrument specialist. Susan Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. She and her husband, Tim, have owned their own Beltone practice since 1996.

 

 

 

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Casey Wilkinson

Casey has worked in the hearing industry since 2013. She enjoys working with a great team of Professionals at Beltone Hearing Aid Center. Casey is devoted to her patients, and enjoys helping them with their hearing needs by helping them improve their lives through better hearing. Casey's personal goal is to help raise awareness of the negative effects of untreated hearing loss as many wait too long, decreasing their level of help and treatment. She not only cares about her patients hearing, but enjoys connecting with them and understanding what they enjoy in life. "Seeing my patients smile when they can hear again makes Every day a Great day!"




 

  

Ben Norris, ACA

Ben Norris is a member of the International Hearing Society (IHS). He has a certification in Audioprosthology from IHS' American Conference on Audioprosthology. Ben is from Zeeland, MI and currently resides in Byron Center, MI with his wife Becky and their four children. Ben is a graduate of Hope College with a Bachelors in Psychology. He is now entering his 10th year of fitting hearing aids, all with Miracle-Ear. He currently owns and operates 9 Miracle-Ear locations throughout West Michigan. Ben was named one of the top hearing healthcare professionals by the Hearing Review Magazine in 2012 & 2013. Ben loves mentoring and developing hearing healthcare professionals to serve the hearing impaired and accepts nothing but others top performance every day.




 

Claudia Williams

Claudia Beth Williams is President and Co-Owner of O’Connor Hearing Center. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she majored in Teacher Education-Special Education for the Hearing Impaired and obtained an IIC Advanced Specialist Degree in “Language Acquisition, Socialization and Psychology of the Hearing Impaired”. She has completed graduate studies in Psychosocial Aspects of Aging, and Work and Retirement. Ms. Williams has been a Licensed Hearing Specialist for 14 years. Her career experience includes 9 years of hearing testing and fitting hearing aids. She was the Administrator of two Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor Hearing Aid offices, and the Hearing Technician at the University of Michigan’s Hearing Rehabilitation Center and "MichiganHearing" offices, before opening O'Connor Hearing Center with Tom O'Connor MA.CCC-A in 2007.




 

  

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Edward J. Deneau, ACA, BC-HIS

Ed is Past president of MHAS and resides in Midland MI. He is BC-HIS, ACA. He was owner of Resonate Hearing from 2002 thru 2010, Currently Dispensing for Accuquest Hearing Centers Midland, Mount Pleasant, Gladwin Michigan. He has been a Hearing Aid specialist since 1998, SOM License 3501003129. Ed’s Hobbies include Playing Guitar and Bass Guitar Building custom Miniature homes.





 

  

Terry

Terry Burnett

Terry Burnett brings knowledge and experience from a 20-year career as both an entrepreneur as well as a sales and marketing professional. He has experience in both small business and Fortune 100 companies, including a perspective from both the manufacturing and the dispensing sides of the hearing healthcare industry. After two years as a Regional Sales Manager for Beltone, Terry now functions as the President of Sound Hearing: a practice with 44 locations in Michigan and Ohio which helps thousands of patients to hear Beltone Better each year.




 

Scott

Scott Seel

Scott is Hearing Instrument Licensed with continual training in new technology. Scott's favorite part of working in the hearing care industry is helping people hear better and giving them a better quality of life.