Mark Laureyns

AEA European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals

Mark Laureyns is Audiologist and Speech Pathologist, he is director of the International CRS (Amplifon Centre for Research and Studies) in Milan, he lectures Hearing Aid Fitting at the Thomas More University College, Department of Audiology in Antwerp. He is expert on Audiology Practice and Safe Listening at multiple normative institutes and since 2014 he is president of the AEA (European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals).

His field of research concerns, safe listening practices, the added value of hearing aid signal processing, central auditory processing, localization and binaural masking release, the relation between hearing and cognition, hearing and burn-out, diabetes and hearing loss and quality professional hearing care.

He was born in September 1960, graduated as speech pathologist in 1982, he received his degree as rehabilitative audiologist in 1983 and graduated in hearing science in 1997.

He started as speech pathologist at the Antwerp institute for hard of hearing children in 1983 he started working as a rehabilitative audiologist for L’Acoustique Médical in Belgium in 1983.

Since 1997 he has the position as lecturer hearing aid fitting at the Thomas More University College in Antwerp and since 2012 he is heading the Amplifon Centre for Research and Studies in Milan. He has been vice president of the Belgian National Association of Hearing Aid Professionals (CEUPA) since 1992, he joined the AEA (European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals) technical workgroup in 2009 and was elected AEA president in 2014.

Since 2019 he is the co-chair of the World Hearing Forum “Make Listening Safe Workgroup”, an initiative of the World Health Organization.