About Helping Me Hear

The biggest barrier to better hearing isn’t lack of technology, it’s common myths and misperceptions about hearing loss, tinnitus and hearing aids. The result is most people put up with hearing loss and put off finding a treatment solution for 6 or more years.

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Our mission at HelpingMeHear™ is to provide answers you can trust to your questions about hearing loss and hearing aids. With knowledge in hand you can move beyond hearsay and old notions about hearing loss. You or your loved ones can rejoin the conversation with better hearing and get more out of life — before you lose any more of your hearing.

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Back in 2007, we saw the potential for improving online education about hearing loss and hearing aids. It all started with an educational video we made about hearing, hearing loss and hearing aids. Since then we’ve been answering questions and educating hundreds of thousands of patients about hearing loss treatment options.

Our hearing tips and articles are referenced and used online each month by hundreds of audiology and hearing aid clinics, making Helping Me Hear the most highly regarded source of information about hearing loss and hearing aids online.

The Helping Me Hear Board

Helping Me Hear works with a team of dozens of ENT’s, audiologists, and HIS practitioners to ensure we bring you the latest news in hearing loss, hearing technology and hearing health.

Helping Me Hear’s Board includes:

Jed Grisel, M.D., Otolaryngologist

Dr. Grisel practices otolaryngology at Texoma ENT & Allergy in Texas. An active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, the Texas Association of Otolaryngology and the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Grisel is also a Co-Founder of the Auditory Implant Initiative.

He graduated Summa Cum Laudeat Texas A&M University and medical school at Texas A&M University College of Medicine with honors. He then completed his residency training at the University of Cincinnati – Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Publications include:Steroids for improving recovery following tonsillectomy in children and How Does the Absence or Presence of Subglottal Medialization Affect Glottal Airflow?

Lori Trentacoste, Au. D., CCC-A

Dr. Lori Trentacoste is Board Certified in Audiology (ABA) and is a practicing audiologist at Island Better Hearing. An active member of The American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and the Long Island Speech Language and Hearing Association, Dr. Lori also works with the County Early Intervention program and the New York State ACCESS program, the Hearing Care Group, and is co-founder of the Long Island Alliance for Hearing Preservation. Dr. Trentacoste graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Buffalo in 1986 and received her Doctorate in Audiology in 2010 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Marylyn Koble, M.S, CCC-A

Marylyn Koble’s 20-year career has been spent in several ENT practices as well as several private practices, including 15 years at Audiology Associates. Marylyn is an active member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiology, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, Texas Academy of Audiology, and the Dallas Audiology Society. She graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She received her master’s degree in audiology from the University of North Texas.

Pinky Pradeep Khatri, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Pinky Khatri is a practicing audiologist at Family Hearing Services in Virginia. Her professional experience includes working in a variety of settings including medical, school system and private practice. She has treated pediatric, adult and geriatric patients using latest hearing aid technology and assistive listening devices.

Dr. Khatri received her undergraduate degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College in 2005 and received her Doctorate in Audiology from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2009.

Kevin St. Clergy

Kevin St. Clergy, trained as an audiologist, is one of the most sought out speakers in the world on educating patients. Kevin is often featured at audiology conferences across the country, from ADA to AAA. Kevin has a Masters of Audiology and was the Director of Business Development for a network of 2,000 independent practices.

Kevin founded EducatedPatients.com in 2005 and is now a partner at MedPB™ a medical marketing company dedicated to helping educate patients.

Kevin’s publications include:


Charlie Cook

Charlie Cook started his career as an educator and has been teaching ever since. Before Google became a verb, he was established as one of the top online marketing experts in the country, helping businesses use education as their primary marketing tool. Growing up in family with seven generations of doctors, Charlie spent his formative years with medicine being the main topic dinnertime conversation.

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– The HelpingMeHear™ Team

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