Jenna Paley au.d.
Founder & President
Doctor Jenna Paley is a Music Industry Audiologist specializing in hearing wellness. She holds a bachelors degree in Hearing and Speech Science and Doctorate of Audiology from Indiana University, Bloomington.
“After witnessing first hand the current system and how it caters to musicians, it became clear their hearing was treated in the same fashion as the average American. There was no specialized hearing wellness education that catered specifically to the music industry.” In 2015 she founded Project Decibel, an education based hearing wellness initiative for the music industry.
"I made it my mission to create a platform for the music industry to access reliable hearing wellness information from Audiologists who have a deep ingrained understanding of their sensitivity to the harmonics and timbre of sound that other providers do not have.”
In addition to Project Decibel, Jenna is on the Hearing and Hearing Loss Taskforce at the Audio Engineering Society and on the Music Induced Hearing Disorders Taskforce at the National Hearing Conservation Association. Overall wellness has always been a passion of Jenna's. She has been practicing yoga since she was 7 years old with her grandma and been a has a certified yoga instructor for over 5 years.
Drew Price au.d.
Chief operating officer
Dr. Drew Price earned her Doctorate of Audiology from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL and completed her residency at the University of Colorado Hospital at Anschutz. Prior to graduate school she earned her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.
Drew's New Orleans roots instilled in her a love for music and ears helped her find her passion of hearing conservation for musicians. In fact, her research project for her doctoral program was developing a hearing wellness program for school aged students in band. Drew is also on the Music Induced Hearing Disorder Taskforce for the National Hearing Conservation Association.
HEATHER MALYUK AU.D.
Doctor Heather Malyuk is an audiologist and musician originally from northeast Ohio. Heather holds a degree in Music History & Literature from the University of Akron, and received her clinical doctorate in audiology from Kent State University. She currently directs the Musicians’ Hearing Clinic at Sensaphonics, Inc. in Chicago, specializing in hearing protection and in-ear monitors for a diverse clientele of musicians, from well-known touring artists to local bands. Heather has been a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, serves on the wellness committee for the College Music Society, and is an active member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She also is a delegate for the executive council for the National Hearing Conservation Association and is also on the NHCA's Music Induced Hearing Disorders taskforce. In 2015, her paper "New Developments in In-Ear Monitor (IEM) Technology for Musicians with Hearing Loss," was published through the Audio Engineering Society for their 58th International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders in Aalborg, Denmark.
In addition to her full-time career in audiology, Heather is an internationally acclaimed fiddler and guitarist. She has toured, taught, and performed extensively, with a focus on old time Appalachian music. Currently a member of the group Glass Mountain, Heather has recorded and been featured on many studio albums, was recently recognized for her soundtrack performance on an Emmy Award-winning documentary, and gigs regularly.