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Search for the 7 wonders of sound

Join the historic search for the world’s most beautiful, breathtaking and inspiring sounds. Recorded by you. Liked by you. Selected by 7 judges and heard by the world.

Submit a video of your wonder of sound no later than October 8. The sound should be beautiful, interesting, memorable, and evoke good feelings and happiness.

The announcement of the winners of the
7 Wonders of Sound 

Phonak Paradise proudly presents




as one of the official

7 Wonders of Sound


On October 22, 2020, a panel of expert judges will select the winners and determine the official 7 Wonders of Sound. Each day another wonder of sound will then be announced until the 7 Wonders of Sound are complete.


Billy Sheehan

Billy Sheehan has played bass on dozens of records and toured all over the world for many decades. His unique and original style of playing has been celebrated and documented everywhere. His playing, singing, songwriting, and contributions to his many recordings have resulted in millions of records sold, Platinum and Gold status worldwide, Reader’s Poll Awards too many to list, Number #1 hits, Number #1 Video’s, sold-out shows, and most importantly the mutual love, friendship and respect between himself and many millions of fans around the globe.


Maclain Drake

Maclain Drake is one of the many protectors of the hearing loss world. Known from his many projects like Vibe Music Events which throws inclusive shows for those with hearing loss. Also, Artist Manager of International Artist, Atarii which allows him to incorporate many ADA issues that he seeks to change in music industry. Lastly head of marketing for several companies, one being Latchit Rack which is an International Bike Rack company. These are some of the things you might see Maclain doing along with continuing help built a bigger and brighter tomorrow for those with hearing loss.


Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert was famous for two weeks in 1992 as the guitar player in MR. BIG. Everyone knows the song "To Be With You," because it was a great big hit! Paul's legend looms large in the guitar community from his records with the band, RACER X, from his "Intense Rock" instructional videos, and from being a long-time Ibanez guitar endorser and designer. Paul also has an Online Rock Guitar School at Artistworks, where he has recorded nearly 10,000 video for his students.


Kaylin Yost

Kaylin Yost is a retired professional golfer and a 2017 Deaflympics Gold Medalist. She was born with two dislocated hips and doctors told her parents se would never be able to walk. After two hip operations and 16 months in a body cast, Kaylin was diagnosed with severe hearing loss in both ears. Despite all these obstacles, Kaylin learned to excel in golf through college and as a pro while continuing to advocate for kids with hearing loss today.


Dr. Cliff

Dr. Cliff Olson is an Audiologist and Keynote speaker who holds his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his service as a Marine Corps Scout Sniper, a unilateral hearing loss was discovered by a military audiologist, introducing Dr. Olson to the profession. Shortly after completing his degree, Dr. Olson started his practice, Applied Hearing Solutions, which is dedicated to providing exceptional audiologic care through the strict adherence to Best Practices and Patient Centered Care. At the same time, he started his YouTube channel – Dr. Cliff AuD – to educate consumers on the importance of professional audiologic care. To further assist consumers in their hearing loss journey, he started the Dr. Cliff AuD Approved Provider Network which promotes hearing care professionals who are committed to following Best Practices. When he is not seeing patients and making educational videos, he enjoys training and racing in triathlons, and traveling with his wife Ashley and dog Charley Girl.


Andrea Mingo

Current Health Coach Manager for Noom, health and wellness advocate and student, as well as a retired professional women's basketball player. She's a staunch supporter of the deaf and hard of hearing communities through advocacy as the founder of non-profit organization Sounds of Serenity. After losing her hearing to a battle with bacterial meningitis as an undergraduate at Purdue University, she commissioned herself to make hearing aids and other auxiliary services more accessible to children in need.


Julie Grunloh

Julie Grunloh is a professional, athlete, and advocate living with hearing loss since the age of 12. While Julie spends her days working in finance in the pharmaceutical industry, her time outside the office is spent training and competing in endurance running and triathlon events, as well as coaching athletes in these disciplines. Since 2013, she has been an active volunteer with the Center for Hearing & Speech, a non-profit dedicated to creating a world where there is open access to communication services for all. Julie currently serves on the Center Board of Directors and leads the Center's Young Friends organization.



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