Meet the Lantos Team: Dr. Lydia Gregoret, Principal Research Scientist

Posted by Lantos Staff on 4/16/20 11:00 AM

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Lantos Technologies is a diverse collaboration of audiologists, music lovers, engineers, and hearing health experts who share a single goal: to improve hearing health care and wellness through state-of-the-art technology and personalized hearing solutions. In this blog series, meet some of the people that make up the Lantos Team. This post features Lydia Gregoret, PhD, AuD, Principal Research Scientist at Lantos.

 

What’s your role at Lantos?
At Lantos, I like to say that "I do science!" I am part of the Research and Development group. With backgrounds in both biophysics research and audiology, the day-to-day kind of science I do may lean more towards one or the other. My job is to conduct bench-top feasibility studies that can improve our product, and then, if relevant, follow up those findings with in-house clinical studies. Right now one of my main projects is to create a special-purpose membrane. I actually make the membrane myself, and then test it by using it to scan my co-workers.

 

What were you doing before you came to Lantos?
Immediately before I came to Lantos, I was a clinical audiologist.  Before that, I was an at-home mom raising two kids, one of whom happens to be deaf and hears with cochlear implants. Before that I was chemistry and biochemistry professor.

 

What do you like best about working at Lantos?
The best part about being at Lantos is the people I get to work with. I really like coming to work every day to see my colleagues. We are a funny and scrappy crew! This is also one of the few careers on the planet where I can apply my training in two rather different fields. I feel very lucky about that. 

 

How will Lantos impact hearing care?
What I would love to see—and have Lantos have an impact on—is for hearing care to become more like eye care, without stigma or negative connotations. Let's face it, the average person doesn't just walk into an audiology clinic to browse; they dread the thought of hearing aids. If we could change that by helping to make it fun to explore technology that offers optimal hearing, preserves hearing, and enables people to hear well under adverse conditions, wouldn't that be great?

 

Anything else you’d like to share about Lantos?
I initially came to Lantos seven years ago. It is just amazing to me to see how our scanner has matured since then— it has become so versatile and accurate in capturing data of the outer ear all the way down to the eardrum. It's super-exciting that that there are now thousands and thousands of people "out in the wild" using ear products made from Lantos scans.

 

Fun personal fact that people might not guess about you?
I used to work on cars, specifically our '82 Honda Accord and our '66 MGB. Troubleshooting cars takes the same kind of creativity as thinking of ways to optimize and enhance the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System.    


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