Meet the SoundIntuition Team
Karen MacIver-Lux, President
KAREN MACIVER-LUX, M.A., Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, LSLS Cert. AVT® is the President and CE Administrator of SoundIntuition. She oversees the development of online courses, learning experiences, and products for professionals and families who dedicate their lives to helping individuals with communication disorders reach their highest listening and communication potential. Karen has held the position of Lecturer in the School of Human Communication Disorders and has lectured at numerous universities across Canada and United States. Karen is also the Director of MacIver-Lux Auditory Learning Services and provides auditory learning services for individuals with hearing loss of all ages and their families. From 1997-2007, Karen worked as an auditory-verbal therapist and coordinator of clinical services at the Learning to Listen Foundation (LTLF), North York General Hospital in Toronto. In addition, she worked as a clinical audiologist for several years. She also served as a director of the board of Auditory-Verbal International, Inc. Karen has a congenital severe to profound hearing loss and is a graduate of LTLF. Karen was honoured by Maclean’s magazine as one of the Top 100 young Canadians of 2000 and received the Who’s Who in Students of American Colleges and Universities Awards in 1993. Karen’s contributions to the literature include: How the Student with Hearing Loss Can Succeed in College (2nd ed.) (1996), 50 FAQs About AVT (2001), Songs for Listening! Songs for Life! (2003), Listen to This! Volume 1 (2004), The Listener (2000, 2005), Listen to This! Volume 2 (2006), Auditory-Verbal Therapy and Practice (2006), Perspectives on Audiology (2009), 101 FAQs about Auditory-Verbal Therapy (2012), and a chapter on Aural Rehabilitation in the text Cochlear Implants (2014). Karen is a co-editor of the Auditory-Verbal Therapy For Young Children With Hearing Loss and Their Families, and the Practitioners Who Guide Them (2016). She has consulted and lectured internationally and continues to be instrumental in the training of professionals worldwide.
Stephen Owen, Operations Manager
STEPHEN is the Operations Manager of SoundIntuition. He is responsible for the management of the company’s website and products that provide learning opportunities. He also provides sales and customer support. Stephen's many years in the marketing industry has given him a solid understanding of the extreme value of a company’s brand; not just as far as what consumers see in its logo, branding and advertising, but more importantly, how it can craft its customers’ perception of its products or service. Stephen’s business acumen has been honed through years of working with a multiplicity of businesses, including start-ups, through intimate involvement in his local Chamber of Commerce in advocacy for other businesses municipally, provincially and federally. His diplomacy and team-building/relationship-building efforts have garnered him the acknowledgement and recognition of peers and colleagues in every capacity in which he has worked. Understanding the need for proactive re-examination of generally accepted every-day business practices, Stephen sets out to explore alternative ways of achieving goals using his mantra: “Do differently.”
Martin Lux, Director of Multimedia Support
MARTIN is the Director of Multimedia Support at SoundIntuition. He is responsible for the photography, filming, pre/post-production of SoundIntuition’s online courses and learning opportunities, and audio-visual support services at WESS conferences. Martin’s special passion is creating filmed footage that is easy to hear, easy to see with the goal of ensuring that learner outcomes are easy to accomplish. In addition to his freelance work, he has produced a variety of video and photographic media for the Learning to Listen Foundation and the Canadian Academy of Audiology.
Stacey Lim, Continuing Education Consultant
STACEY LIM, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A is the Continuing Education Consultant at SoundIntuition. She is responsible for conducting needs assessments and ensuring the course content contains current research and is applicable to today’s practices. She is an Assistant Professor of Audiology at Central Michigan. At CMU, she is teaches graduate audiology courses. She has also taught numerous courses in audiology at Kent State University as an instructor of record from 2006-2013. In addition, she has also been a guest lecturer for workshops for graduate speech-language pathology students and gerontology students. Dr. Lim has also presented at conventions such as ASHA and Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, among others. Dr. Lim’s research and clinical areas of expertise are in cochlear implants, paediatric and educational audiology, and aural rehabilitation.
Donya Germain, Market Research Consultant
DONYA GERMAIN, CMRP, B.Sc. is the Market Research Consultant at SoundIntuition. She is responsible for collecting and analyzing users’ experiences and feedback so that learning at SI remains at the cutting-edge. She is an established market researcher with a background in Food Science. She enjoys empowering and encouraging the members of SoundIntuition team towards business growth, customer satisfaction and product excellence. Donya’s clients value her research design, insightful presentations and strategic recommendations influencing their business decisions. Donya plays an active role in three organizations. As Chair of ASTM E18 Sensory Evaluation, she works with the leaders in the sensory science industry to write, publish and market standards, holding practitioners to best practices. Within this small but tight group, Donya is valued for her leadership, common sense approach and practical application of concepts. As a Director on the Research Agency Council (RAC) of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) of Canada, Donya once again is part of an organization committed to best practices and certification. Donya enjoys this group to network with industry leaders, challenge her business knowledge and have the opportunity to contribute strategically. When not speaking at conferences, consulting with her clients or encouraging her friends, Donya is a mother to a teen daughter and a tween son. This alone is the full-time job Donya enjoys the most for its many challenges and many more successes.