Sam Trychin is currently a psychologist in private practice and a consultant to Stairways Behavioral Health, Erie, PA. Previously, he was the Director of Training at the Mental Health Research and Training Center for Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened Adults, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, California (1994-1997).
Dr. Trychin currently conducts training programs, classes, and workshops for people who are hard of hearing, their family members, and professionals who provide services to them. His specialty is the application of psychological concepts, principles, and procedures to problems and issues related to hearing loss.
Dr. Trychin has written 15 books, authored numerous professional book chapters and journal articles, and produced a variety of videotapes related to coping with hearing loss. He has conducted hundreds of workshops and training programs across the United States and in Canada. He and his wife Dr. Janet Trychin, an audiologist, frequently conduct workshops together.
Dr. Trychin received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the George Washington University, Washington, DC. Dr. Trychin is a member of the American Psychological Association, is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. He is currently the Mental Health and Rehabilitation Advisor to Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. (SHHH). Previously, he was a member of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation's Advisory Committee for Persons Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the State of California and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Trychin is hard of hearing himself and was issued his first hearing aids while serving in the United States Air Force. He has been a hearing aid user since that time.