Edward Miskiel PhD

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Over the past 34 years, Dr. Miskiel has been involved in the research and development of medical devices for use in auditory, visual, vestibular and somatosensory evoked potentials, and the automation of auditory assessment using behavioral methods. Dr. Miskiel has been the Principal Investigator on 14 NIH SBIR Phase I and Phase II research grants which included formal collaboration between his company and multiple universities.

While a student at the University of Miami, he was involved in research aimed at developing sensory substitution technologies and devices to improve the auditory communication skills of deaf and hard of hearing children. This research and the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of researchers led to the founding of Artificial Hearing Systems Corp. in 1983. At this new company, Dr. Miskiel was responsible for the development of hardware and software for devices that delivered digitally signal processed speech information to a child’s abdomen using vibratory or electrical stimulation. These devices were shown to improve speech perception and were successfully used in speech training in deaf and hard of hearing children. Subsequently, the company focused on developing devices for hearing assessment. In 1990, the company changed its name to Intelligent Hearing Systems (IHS) to reflect the company’s expanded product development interests in newborn hearing screening and other areas. Dr. Miskiel has worked for IHS since its founding and has been president and CEO since 1995.

Dr. Miskiel earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at Wilkes University, and his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering and his PhD Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Miami. He has authored and co-authored several papers on auditory evoked potentials and tactual hearing devices. Dr. Miskiel served as a board member of The Hialeah Technology Center from 2005-2008 and has been a member of the UM BME IAB since its inception