Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA is the CEO and audiologist at Audiology Associates of Greeley, Inc., Greeley, Colorado. When you first speak with Dr. Bob Traynor, you may not suspect the depth and breadth of his experience because of the humble gratitude he exudes for the opportunities afforded him. Dr. Traynor has dedicated his lifework to the audiology field.
Clinician, professor and practice manager for over 4 decades, Dr. Traynor’s patients are often surprised at how much time he spends with them. He appreciates what precedes a decision to seek hearing care. It often will take patients up to 7 years to make an appointment. He also acknowledges that the best possible hearing care results when a doctor understands you, your hearing loss, and your lifestyle.
Dr. Traynor holds degrees from the University of Northern Colorado (BA, 1972, MA 1973, Ed.D., 1975) and the University of Phoenix (MBA, 2006). He did post doctoral study at Northwestern University (1984). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, is a Board Certified Doctor of Audiology. Currently he serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the American Board of Audiology, the agency that issues Audiology Certification. Additionally, he is a life member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and held their Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology since 1974.
He taught Audiology at the University of Northern Colorado (1973-1982), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1976-77) and directed the audiology program at Colorado State University (1982-1993). He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) programs at the University of Northern Colorado, University of Colorado-Boulder, and the University of Florida.
A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Service Corps, Dr. Traynor has lectured in 40 countries around the world on most audiology topics. For 17 years, he was the Senior International Audiology Consultant to a top hearing instrument manufacturer. He served on hearing aid research and development committees, traveling the world to provide academic audiological and product orientation services to distributors their staff and audiologists. Dr. Traynor is co-author of the audiological text, Strategic Practice Management, now in its 2nd edition, used in most university audiology programs. In 2014, The Colorado Academy of Audiology awarded Dr. Traynor their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.