Utah-based Listen Technologies Corporation, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of assistive listening products, announced the appointment of Andrew Glasmacher as Listen product training manager (LPTM). Glasmacher’s new role reflects the brand’s ongoing dedication to providing resources and training to its dealers and end users, according to the company. As LPTM, Glasmacher will be responsible for training across all Listen Technologies products, as well as specific training around initiatives throughout the year.
Notably, Glasmacher will be heading up Listen’s industry-standard Hearing Loop Level 1 and Level 2 classes. He has received rigorous hands-on training directly from Ampetronic, a provider of audio induction loop systems for assisting individuals with hearing loss (and a partner of Listen Technologies). The company says this puts him in the ideal position to pass along that knowledge to Listen’s user base and bring the Hearing Loop training to the next level. According to the announcement from Listen Technologies, Level 1 training is worth 1 RU of InfoComm CTS and Level 2 is worth 4 RU.
“We are glad to have Andrew on board as our LPTM,” said Tim Schaeffer, vice president of sales at Listen Technologies. “These training sessions are of the utmost importance for industry professionals, and Andrew is the right person to lead them. Designing a loop system can be very simple, but it is also easy to make a mistake and end up with an inadequate system. Hearing Loop Training gives you the expertise you’ll need to understand specification and design considerations of different types of loop systems—basic, advanced, and phased array—and also to understand installation, setting up, testing, and certifying a loop system to the IEC60118-4 standard.”
Listen Technologies reports that Glasmacher has had a lifelong fascination with audio. He started as a drummer and transitioned into working sound for bands in the San Francisco Bay Area. He learned recording while working in local studios and went back to school, earning a bachelor’s degree in sound arts in 2005. Since then, he has worked as a production assistant for a major label songwriter and as an operations manager for Guitar Center. He later went to work as a territory representative for Harman International. Glasmacher eventually landed a position at Poll Sound, a Utah audio systems integrator, where he has worked for the past five years as a sales engineer, and first met Listen Technologies personnel and became familiar with their products.
“My new position as product training manager for Listen Technologies comes at a great time, when many of my longtime musician friends are experiencing hearing loss,” said Glasmacher. “So the company’s products have personal significance. My experiences and training in audio and my love of being in front of people have now converged!”
Source: Listen Technologies