Boomer Generation Radio 4/12/2016: Hearing Health and Hospice Care

Dr. Stephen Goldfine, left, and Dr. Judith Curtin, are the guests on the April 12, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio program.
Dr. Stephen Goldfine, left, and Dr. Judith Curtin, are the guests on the April 12, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio program.

The April 12, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio program includes interviews with Dr. Judith Curtin, AuD, CCC A/SLP, an audiologist with ABC Hearing in Philadelphia, PA, and Dr. Stephen Goldfine, chief medical officer of Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Marlton, NJ.

About the Guests

Judith A. Curtin, AuD, CCC A/SLP

Judith A. Curtin , AuD , CCC A/SLP – Dr. Curtin is a AAA Board Certified audiologist and a ASHA certified speech pathologist.
Judith A. Curtin , AuD , CCC A/SLP – Dr. Curtin is a AAA Board Certified audiologist and a ASHA certified speech pathologist.

Dr. Curtin is a AAA Board Certified audiologist and a ASHA certified speech pathologist. She has practiced aural habilitation /rehabilitation audiology for over 30 years. She was awarded her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida in December of 2006.

Dr. Curtin is a renowned innovator in audiology being one of the first to implement a comprehensive, integrative audiology program focused on training an older person. The program ensures maximum benefits from the hearing aids and develops listening strategies. Her research and expertise resulted in Manhattan Eye And Ear receiving FDA approval to implant a congenitally deaf child in the mid 1980′s.

Dr. Curtin understands that “no man is an island”. ABC Hearing clients are treated, their family is supported, and their community is offered training and workshops. At the state and national level, she shares her knowledge organizing educational courses. She is involved in either lobbying for legislative change or advocacy work regarding the needs of the hearing impaired.

Her training, research, and publications are known locally, nationally and internationally. She is recognized for her extensive continuing education program by the American Academy of Audiology by earning the “Scholar” award for 2003-4. And she has received the distinguished ACE awards from the American Speech and Language Association for two consecutive years, 2004 and 2005.

Dr. Curtin is a faculty member of West Chester University since 2000 and formerly its Hearing Clinic Coordinator. She guests lectures at other similar institutions. She is a former Chair for Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.

Dr. Stephen Goldfine, MD, DABFP, CAQGM, DABHPM

Stephen Goldfine, MD, DABFP, CAQGM, DABHPM Chief Medical Officer, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice
Stephen Goldfine, MD, DABFP, CAQGM, DABHPM
Chief Medical Officer, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice

Dr. Stephen Goldfine, MD, DABFP, CAQGM, DABHPM,  is the full-time Chief Medical Officer for Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice and serves as a liaison between Samaritan and the medical community.  Dr. Goldfine graduated from Emory University, Atlanta, and received his medical doctorate from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed a family practice residency program at Virtua Hospital in Mt. Holly and is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice with added qualifications in geriatrics and from the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

In 2009, Dr. Goldfine was named Hospice Physician of the Year by the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. He gained end-of-life experience from his practice at Primary Care of Moorestown and as Medical Director at several area rehabilitation facilities including Virtua Rehabilitation Center at Mt. Holly, the Lutheran Home of Moorestown and Moorestown Estates.

Boomer Generation Radio is sponsored in part by Kendal Corporation, a Quaker-based provider of continuing care retirement communities in the Northeast and Midwest, airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.

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