Justin Burwinkel

Audiologist

Researcher

Photographer

Inventor

Justin Burwinkel

Audiologist

Researcher

Photographer

Inventor

About Justin

Justin R. Burwinkel, Au.D. is an audiologist, researcher, serial inventor and photographer.

 

Dr. Burwinkel works within the Research & Development organization of a market-leading hearing instrument manufacturer.  There, his work has advanced the understanding of human hearing and has led to several “World’s First” solutions and numerous inventions related to fall risk management, artificial intelligence, and hearing aid connectivity.

 

While at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Burwinkel studied Audiology, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and business.  He continues to collaborate with the team at the university’s Facility for Education and Testing of Canine Hearing and Laboratory for Animal Bioacoustics (FETCHLAB) Center.

 

Many also know Dr. Burwinkel for his passion for photography and multimedia production.  Dr. Burwinkel has competed as a landscape photographer and provided professional portrait services since 2007.  He has contracted his video production services for a variety of projects, including a series of educational videos supplementing Audiology textbooks, the curation of multimedia artifacts viewed in the Kenner And The Building Of An Empire exhibit of the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, and a Toy Industry Hall of Fame inductee presentation, among others.

Freelance Services
Photography

A unique and memorable experience for capturing every detail of your wedding or special occasion. Portrait session for seniors, families and pets. Flexible packages available.

Consulting

Providing information and recommendations that lead to better patient experiences with hearing, assistive listening technology, and fall risk management.

Video Production

Video capture, story-boarding, creative and editing for pieces that are sure to captivate your audience. Flexible licence agreements available.

Web Development

Developing modern and mobile-ready websites that will help individuals and small businesses establish an economical web-presence.

Fun Facts
35 Inventions Patented
23 Weddings Photographed
7 Media Interviews Given
8 Countries Visited
Memberships
Resume
Experience
2014 - Present
Research Audiologist
Starkey Hearing Technologies

2010 - Present
Collaborator
University of Cincinnati FETCHLAB Center

2013 - 2014
Doctor of Audiology Canidate Externship
Lafayette Hearing Center

EDUCATION
2014
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
University of Cincinnati

2010
Communication Sciences & Disorders (B.S.)
University of Cincinnati

Publications
April 2020
Evaluation of a Fall-Detection System Embedded into Hearing Aids
Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, B., and Crukley, J.

Conference of the American Academy of Audiology, New Orleans, LA (Conference canceled)

December 2019
Preliminary Examination of the Accuracy of a Fall-Detection Device Embedded into Hearing Instruments
Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, B., and Crukley, J.

Journal of the American Academy of Audiology

October 2019
Evaluation of an Ear-Level Fall Detection System
Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, B., and Crukley, J.

European Union Falls Festival Conference, Umeå, Sweden

October 2019
Audition, Balance, and the Hear of Falling: Managing Fall Risk with Healthable Hearing Aids
Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, B., and Crukley, J.

European Union Falls Festival Conference, Umeå, Sweden

September 2019
Hear Better, Live Better: Livio AI Detects Falls Accurately and Alerts Others
Burwinkel, J.R., and Xu, B.

Newsletter of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology

February 2019
Starkey Healthable Hearing Technology and Fall Alert
Burwinkel, J.R., and Tyson, P

Audiology Online

February 2019
Hear Better, Live Better: Livio AI Detects Falls Accurately and Alerts Others
Burwinkel, J.R., and Xu, B.

White paper

February 2019
Managing the Fall Risk Veteran with Healthable Hearing Aids
Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, B., and Crukley, J.

Joint Department of Defense / Veterans Affairs Audiology Conference, Grapevine, TX

January 2018
Minnesota Law to Expand Hearing Loop Access
Fishman, K., and Burwinkel, J.

Newsletter of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology

June 2017
Do Wireless Hearing Aids Present a Health Risk?
Burwinkel J.R., Mitchell W.J., Elghannai E., and Galster J.A.

Hearing Review

August 2016
Acceptable hearing aid delay as a function of signal-to-noise ratio
McKinney, M.F., Burwinkel, J., Galster, J., and Zhang, T.

International Hearing Aid Research Conference, Tahoe City, CA

March 2016
Acceptable Hearing Aid Throughput Delay For Listeners with Hearing Loss Under Noisy Conditions
Burwinkel, J.R., McKinney, M., and Galster, J.

Conference of American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ

2015
Does hearing aid use really affect cognitive ability?
Galster, J., Burwinkel, J., and Stevens, K.

Innovations [Magazine]

September 2015
The State of Audiology and Cognition in 2015
Burwinkel, J.R., Recker, K., and Galster, J.

Newsletter of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology

March 2015
Maximum Acceptable Delay in Hearing Aids Under Noisy Conditions
McKinney, M., Burwinkel, J.R., and Zhang, T.

IEEE SP/COM Acoustic Communication Seminar, Minneapolis, MN

March 2014
Excellent Externship Experience
Burwinkel, J.

Newsletter of the Virtual Student Chapter of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology

April 2013
Working Divers' Hearing: Preliminary Findings
Burwinkel, J.R., Scheifele, P., Sonstrom, K., Meeks, J. Clark, J., Kretschmer, L., and Johnson, M.

Conference of the American Academy of Audiology, Anaheim, CA

2013
Acoustic Mapping of Aquaria Life Support Systems
Sonstrom, K., Burwinkel, J., McCune, A., and Scheifele, P.

Conference of the Ohio State Hearing and Language Association, Columbus, OH

November 2012
Acoustic Mapping of Aquaria Life Support Systems
Sonstrom, K., Burwinkel, J., McCune, A., and Scheifele, P.

Conference of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA

2012
Auditory Brainstem Response Morphology Using an Evolutionary Approach
Sonstrom, K., McCune, A., Burwinkel, J., Scheifele, P., and Clark, J.

PRAiSE conference at the University of Cincinnati, OH

2010
The Effect of Stimulus Delivery Mode on Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Waveforms
Burwinkel, J., Martin, D., and Scheifele, P.

PRAiSE conference at the University of Cincinnati, OH

Presentations
May 2020
Managing Veterans' Fall Risk with Ear-level Sensors
Burwinkel, J.R.

National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR), Portland, OR (Remote lecture)

March 2020
Falls, Balance Training, and Our Veterans
Burwinkel, J.R.

Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC

February 2020
Falls, Balance Training, and Our Veterans
Burwinkel, J.R.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

January 2020
Falls, Balance Training, and Your Business
Burwinkel, J.R.

Starkey Hearing Innovation Expo

June 2019
Livio AI for the Fall Risk Veteran
Burwinkel, J.R.

Salt Lake City VA Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

March 2019
Bluetooth and Telecoils: The Dynamic Duo that Will Help Your Patients Hear
Sterkens, J., and Burwinkel, J.R.

Conference of the American Academy of Audiology, Columbus, OH

February 2019
Bluetooth and Telecoils: The Dynamic Duo that will Help Clients Hear
Burwinkel, J., and Sterkens, J.

Conference of the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association, Green Bay, WI

June 2018
Bluetooth and Telecoils: The Dynamic Duo that will Help You Hear
Sterkens, J., MacLennan, K., and Burwinkel, J.

Conference of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Minneapolis, MN

February 2018
Sensors and Tomorrow’s Hearing Technology: Mi Cabeza es su Cabeza
Burwinkel, J.R.

Conference of the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Association, Wisconsin Dells, WI

April 2017
Acceptable Hearing Aid Delay as a Function of Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Burwinkel, J.R., McKinney, M., Xu, J., and Galster, J.

Conference of the American Academy of Audiology, Indianapolis, IN

May 2016
Beyond the Audiogram
Crukley, J., Burwinkel, J., and Xia, J.

Nancy Baptiste Memorial Audiology Conference, Oakland, CA.

March 2015
Cognition and Hearing Aids
Harianawala, J., Goyette, A., and Burwinkel, J.

Convention of the Minnesota Hearing Healthcare Providers, Inc. Minnetonka, MN

April 2015
Bringing Real-Ear and Test Box Measures to the Real World
Burwinkel, J.R., and Rodemerk, K.

Conference of the American Academy of Audiology, San Antonio, TX.

December 2014
Improving the Patient Experience in Noise
Burwinkel, J.R.

Technology Summit for Veterans Affairs Audiologists, Clearwater, FL

September 2014
Hooked on Sound
Burwinkel, J.R.

National Science Honor Society Induction at Archbishop McNicholas H.S., Cincinnati, OH

Issued Patents
April 2020
Fall prediction system and method of using same
Bhunia, S.K., Burwinkel, J.R., Galster, J.A., Xu, B., Tetrick, P.J.

U.S. Patent No. 10,624,559

April 2019
Configurable hearing device for use with an assistive listening system
Solum, J. P., Haubrich, G., Flood, S. P., Burwinkel, J.R., Sacha, M. K., Mesfin, Y., Mustiere, F., Harianawala, J., Reynolds, D.J., Gandhi, S.

U.S. Patent No. 10,271,149

Patent Applications
August 2020
Efficient Wellness Measurement in Ear-Wearable Devices
Xu, J., Burwinkel, J.R., Jensen, K., Galster, J., Akram, S., Goyette, A.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/777,494

August 2020
Detection of Physical Abuse or Neglect Using Data from Ear-Wearable Devices
Sivan, M., Bornstein, N., Burwinkel, J.R., Talman, R., Aviel, N.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/777,525

July 2020
Hearing Assistance System with Enhanced Fall Detection Features
Burwinkel, J.R., Tyson, P.A., Xu, B., Bennington, D.R.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/714,339

July 2020
Local Artificial Intelligence Assistant System with Ear-wearable Device
Bhowmik, A.K., Fabry, D.A., Shahar, A., Burwinkel, J.R., Solum, J.P., Burns, T.H.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/732,821

July 2020
Predictive Fall Event Management System and Method of Using Same
Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, B. Galster, J.A., Tetrick, P.J., Bhunia, S.K.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/725,766

May 2020
Fixed-gaze movement training systems with visual feedback and related methods
Fabry, D.A., Bhowmik, A.K., Burwinkel, J.R., Crukley, J.L., Shahar, A.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/677,238

May 2020
Physical therapy and vestibular training systems with visual feedback
Fabry, D.A., Bhowmik, A.K., Burwinkel, J.R., Crukley, J.L., Shahar, A.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/677,231

March 2019
Configurable hearing device for use with an assistive listening system
Solum, J.P., Haubrich, G., Flood, S.P., Burwinkel, J.R., Sacha, M. K., Mesfin, Y., Mustiere, F., Harianawala, J., Reynolds, D.J., Gandhi, S.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/352,371

May 2017
Hearing assistance device incorporating virtual audio interface for therapy guidance
Burwinkel, J.R., Nakagawa, C.R., Galster, J.A.

U.S. Patent Application No. 15/589,298

February 2017
Fall prediction system including a beacon and method of using same
Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, B., Galster, J.A.

U.S. Patent Application No. 15/895,311

February 2017
Fall prediction system including an accessory and method of using same
Burwinkel, J.R., Bhunia, S.K., Galster, J.A., Xu, B., Tetrick, P.J.

U.S. Patent Application No. 15/858,680

November 2016
Configurable hearing device for use with an assistive listening system
Solum, J.P., Haubrich, G., Flood, S. P., Burwinkel, J.R., Sacha, M. K., Mesfin, Y., Mustiere, F., Harianawala, J., Reynolds, D.J., Gandhi, S

U.S. Patent Application No. 15/342,877

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