Justin Burwinkel

Audiologist

Researcher

Photographer

Inventor

Justin Burwinkel

Audiologist

Researcher

Photographer

Inventor

Resume
Experience
2014 - Present
Senior 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 2022
Preliminary evaluation of ear-wearable postural stability monitoring technology
Burwinkel, J.R., Sivan, M., Rozenman, R., Georgiou, A.

European Union Falls Festival Conference, Leuven, Belgium

March 2022
Subjective and Objective Evaluation of the Telecoil in Ecological and Laboratory Environments
Burwinkel, J.R., Olson, M., Rakita, L.

Conference of the American Academy of Audiology, St. Louis, MO

March 2022
The Power of Evolv AI: Meeting the Needs for Severe-to-Profound Hearing Loss
Burwinkel, J.R., and Rakita, L.

White paper

February 2022
Subjective and objective evaluation of telecoil mode in different environments
Burwinkel, J.R., Olson, M., Rakita, L.

Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ

March 2021
Preliminary evaluation of ear-level postural stability monitoring technology
Burwinkel, J.R., Sivan, M.

Conference of the American Balance Society (Virtual)

March 2021
Evaluation of Ear-Level Fall Detection Systems
Burwinkel, J.R., Sivan, M.

Joint Department of Defense /Veterans Affairs Audiology Conference (Virtual)

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 the 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
April 2022
Five-Star Reviews: How an Emphasis on Accessibility Delights Patients and Elevates Your Practice
Sterkens, J., Burwinkel, J.R., Taulia, S.M., and Clifford, C.

Conference of the American Academy of Audiology, St. Louis, MO

March 2022
Audition and Balance: Addressing falls risk among patients with hearing loss
Burwinkel, J.R.

University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH. (Remote lecture)

February 2022
Preliminary Evaluation of Fall Risk Assessment Methods Using Ear-Wearable Devices
Burwinkel, J.R., Sivan, M., Rozenman, R., Georgiou, A.

Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ

January 2022
Hearing Healthcare & Falls Risk: Opportunities to expand STEADI and decrease fall risk
Burwinkel, J.R., Fabry, D., Georgiou, A.

Centers for Disease Control, Division of Injury Prevention, National Center of Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, GA. (Remote lecture)

June 2021
AI and the Science of Reinventing the Hearing Aid
Hicks, M.L., McKinney, M.F., Burwinkel, J.R.

Starkey Student Series, Eden Prairie, MN (Remote lecture)

April 2021
Audition and Balance: The Various Ways Our Ears Mediate Falls Risk
Burwinkel, J.R.

Conference of the American Academy of Audiology (Remote lecture)

March 2021
Healthable Hearing Technology: Helping Patients Hear Better and Live Better
Hicks, M.L., Burwinkel, J.R.

Starkey Hearing Health and Technology Series, Eden Prairie, MN (Remote lecture)

November 2020
Audiology Research in Industry
Burwinkel, J.R.

University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences, OH (Remote lecture)

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
March 2021
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. 10,945,082

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 2021
Using a Camera for Hearing Device Algorithm Training
Recker, K.L., Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, J.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US2021/015233

July 2021
System and Methods Including Ear-worn Devices for Vestibular Rehabilitation Exercises
Burwinkel, J.R., Tyson, P.A., Rozenman, R.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US2021/012743

May 2021
Automatic Selection of Hearing Instrument Component Size
Xu., J., Burwinkel, J.R.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US2020/060765

May 2021
Ear-worn Electronic Device Configured to Compensate for Hunched or Stooped Posture
Burwinkel, J.R., Seitz-Paquette, K.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US2020/057521,

April 2021
Hearing Assistance System with Automatic Hearing Loop Memory
Burwinkel, J.R.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US2020/070667

March 2021
Ear-worn Devices for Tracking Exposure to Hearing Degrading Conditions
Burwinkel, J.R.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US2020/049202

February 2021
Systems, Devices and Methods for Fitting Hearing Assistance Devices
Austin, W.F., Fabry, D.A., Burwinkel, J.R., Solum, J.P., Howes, C., Stoifl, M.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US2020/046179

January 2021
Ear-worn Device Based Measurement of Reaction or Reflex Speed
Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, B., Bhunia, S.K., Galster, J., Xia, J., Petley, L.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US2020/042571

January 2021
Systems and Devices for Treating Equilibrium Disorders and Improving Gait and Balance
Xu, B., Burwinkel, J.R., Galster, J., Cross, P.S., Stewart, J., McKinney, M.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US2020/041573

January 2021
Preserving Battery Lifespan with High Battery Charge at Initial Use
Olson, K., Burwinkel, J.R., Sacha, M.K.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US20/26435

August 2020
Monitoring System and Method of Using Same
Burwinkel, J.R., Xu, B., Galster, J.A., Sculthorpe-Petley, L., Tetric, P.J., Bhunia, S.K., Cross, P.S., McKinney, M.F.

WIPO Patent Application No. PCT/US20/26435

August 2020
Hearing Assistance Devices with Motion Sickness Prevention and Mitigation Features
Fabry, D.A., Burwinkel, J.R., Crukley, J.L., Jensen, K.K.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/803,639

August 2020
Systems and Methods for Managing Pharmacological Therapeutics Including a Health Monitoring Device
Burwinkel, J.R., Tetrick, P.J., Xu, B.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/802,113

August 2020
Assistive Listening Device Systems, Devices and Methods for Providing Audio Streams Within Sound Fields
Burwinkel, J.R., Tetrick, P.J., Solum, J.P., Scheller, T.

U.S. Patent Application No. 16/784,947

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

June 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. 16/440,561

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