The Von Bekesy – Gold Controversy

While both of these renown American scientists were foreign born, they both emigrated to the US furthering their already stellar scientific careers.   Georg von Bekesy (1899-1972), a Hungarian citizen, he had moved to the United States in 1947 after working in various European laboratories and found himself at the Harvard University in the Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory. At the time, the labs…

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Early Clinical Audiology – The Legacy of Dr. Moe Bergman and the WWII Audiologists

Dr. Moe Bergman, a World War II veteran, one of the founders of the profession of Audiology, designer of the first Veteran’s Administration Audiology Clinics (US), the first Executive Officer and former Professor  of Audiology within the Doctoral Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the City University of New York (CUNY), died on February 20, 2014 in Herzliya, Israel. He was…

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