Michael Valente is Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and Director of Adult Audiology at Washington University School of Medicine. He has been at Washington University in this role for 29 years. His editorial responsibilities include the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology where he is the Assistant Editor-Amplification, American Journal of Audiology, Ear and Hearing and the International Journal of Audiology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1975. He had authored 14 textbooks: Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Performance, Thieme Medical Publishers, 1994 and 2002 (2nd edition); Hearing Aids: Standards, Options and Limitations, Thieme Medical Publishers, 1994 and 2002 (2nd edition); Audiology: Diagnosis, Audiology: Treatment and Audiology: Practice Management, with Ross Roeser and Holly Hosford-Dunn); Thieme Medical Publishers, 2000 and 2007; Audiology Answers for Otolaryngologists with Elizabeth Fernandez, and Heather Monroe, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2010; The Audiology Capstone: Research, Presentation and Publication, with Cathy Sarli, Amyn Amlani, Maureen Valente, Kristi Oeding, Josh Finnell, Therese Walden and Steve Huart, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2011; and Adult Audiology Casebook with Maureen Valente Thieme Medical Publishers, 2015. His interests are spending time with his beautiful wife Maureen who is an Associate Professor and Director of Audiology Studies at Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University. His daughter Michelle is studying to be a lactation consultant in St, Louis, MO and has given Maureen and Mike their first granddaughter, Noa; his daughter Anne who teaches English and Creative Writing @ the University of Cincinnati where she completed her Ph.D in Creative Writing. Mike enjoys teaching, treating patients, taking on the challenges of administration in an increasingly challenging environment, travel, jogging, and reading (non-fiction).