Dutch-born audiologist Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens has 40+ years of experience in the field of audiology and hearing rehabilitation. She is on her encore career as a consumer and hearing loop advocate for the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She has lectured extensively around the country to consumers, audiologists, hearing care dispensers and audiology students. For her state and nationwide advocacy efforts she has received numerous awards including the Wisconsin Audiologist of the Year and UW-Oshkosh’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She was interviewed by Larry Meiller on WPR. She is a member of the Get in the Hearing Loop (GITHL) National Taskforce, is a member-at-large of the WI State Chapter of HLAA Board and serves on the board of the “HEAR in the Fox Cities”, a non-profit that helps pay for hearing aids for children and teens in NE Wisconsin.