Kevin H. Franck has worked in the clinical, academic, corporate, entrepreneurial and nonprofit environments pertaining to bionic and hearing medical devices. As a clinician, Dr. Franck worked for patients who use cochlear implants at the University of Michigan and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As an academic, he did his post-doc at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, was assistant professor of otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine studying and teaching psychoacoustic and clinical practice innovations, and regularly lectures at Dartmouth College and Wharton. In the corporate environment, Dr. Franck was the head of clinical products and strategy at bionic ear maker Cochlear Ltd. and worked at Artisan Healthcare Consulting, a boutique health care management consultancy to big pharma and medical device companies. Dr. Franck currently works at Bose and starting on October 1, 2017, he will be director of audiology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute in Boston. As an entrepreneur, he was the director of clinical and health economic research at bionic ankle maker BiOM and was co-owner of Ear Machine LLC, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant-funded pre-commercial start-up. He serves on the Boards of the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech and the Alexander Graham Bell Association.
Dr. Franck received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dartmouth College. He has two master’s degrees in biomedical engineering and business administration from Johns Hopkins University and Wharton, respectively, and his doctorate in hearing sciences and clinical certification in audiology from the University of Washington. He has lived on three continents and now resides Concord, Massachusetts.
Dr. Franck was elected to the HLAA Board of Trustees in April 2015.