Mark Muench Named AHRF Board Chair

Elmhurst, Illinois, June 1, 2022The American Hearing Research Foundation is pleased to announce that in May 2022, Mark R. Muench assumed the role of AHRF Board Chairman.

Muench’s commitment to helping fund critical hearing loss and balance disorder research began in 1996 when he joined the AHRF Board. In his years as Board Vice President (2002-2022), he spearheaded a number of board initiatives, including recent efforts with governance strategy, and website and brand development.

Mark brings both business experience and acumen to the role. For over 40 years, he was involved in the business and information technology sides of delivering quality healthcare to consumers in an evolving marketplace with shifting healthcare delivery models. Muench recently retired from his role as a Vice President of Cerner Corporation, a leading U.S. supplier of healthcare information technology solutions.

He notes, “My goal is to ensure AHRF continues on its path to ease the hearing health issues. Hearing loss is a significant problem worldwide, and we’re determined to reduce its impact. Through our grant funding, we’re supporting groundbreaking research, and encouraging the next generation of researchers. I’m excited to push hearing research forward.”

Muench succeeds his father, Richard Muench, who chaired the AHRF Board for 27 years. In handing over the AHRF reins to Mark, Richard commented, “The mission of AHRF has given me a sense of purpose, and I hope Mark will enjoy that as well. I’m delighted to welcome him to the role of Chairman. He brings new energy and insights, and I am confident in the job he will do for AHRF.”


About the American Hearing Research Foundation

Headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois, AHRF is a nonprofit organization that has been making new discoveries possible for nearly 70 years by funding novel research to better understand and overcome hearing and balance disorders of the inner ear. Since 2010, the organization has funded 105 projects with nearly $2.6 million in research grants.

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