SeboTek Hearing Systems
Industry veteran, David Hotvet, has joined SeboTek, Tulsa, Okla, as principal engineer. Hotvet, who brings more than 25 years of hearing health care experience to SeboTek, will be responsible for research and development regarding SeboTek’s PAC Hearing Systems.

Hotvet’s experience includes: inventing the Adaptive Compression® circuit and the first frequency synthesized FM auditory trainer while at Telex Communications, Burnsville, Minn. Hotvet has designed cochlear implants and designed the first programmable ITE for 3M Hearing Health, St. Paul, Minn. Hotvet served as vice president of information technology while at GN ReSound, Bloomington, Minn, and is currently a member of ANSI S3/WG48, the group responsible for establishing standards for hearing aid measurement.

Oticon Inc
Oticon Inc, Somerset, NJ, announced the names of the 100 outstanding audiology students who have been selected to receive scholarships as part of the company’s 100th anniversary celebration. The winning students, representing more than 45 graduate programs in audiology across the country, submitted essays addressing the question, “why is a people-oriented profession still relevant in an increasingly technology-oriented society?”

Oticon has awarded a total of $60,000 in scholarships to the students, all of whom are full-time graduate-level students at accredited US academic institutions. Among the essay winners were Erin McAlister of the University of Maryland, College Park, Md, Emily Anne Bondus of Purdue University, West LaFayette, Ind, and Kendell Vincent of Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

Funding for the scholarship program is provided by Oticon Inc and the Oticon Foundation, which is funded by income derived from its ownership of the majority of shares in the Oticon Company.

 Alan Weiss

Beltone Electronics Corp, Chicago, announced the hire of Alan Weiss as new business development manager and Chris Boyd as regional sales manager of the Western region. Weiss will help develop and implement new business strategies and enhance Beltone’s current retail presence. Most recently, Weiss was director of international franchise sales for Mail Boxes Etc, San Diego, Calif.

 Chris Boyd

As regional sales manager of the Western region, Boyd will oversee the sales and marketing for the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Boyd’s previous sales experience includes working as field sales representative for Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, NJ, where he was the leading sales representative, selling to more than 80 dispensers in the Los Angeles area.