MANCHESTER, UK–Douglas Beck, AuD, a prominent American audiologist, received the 2012 Jos Millar Shield from the British Academy of Audiology (BAA). The long-standing award is presented annually to the person who has submitted the best article for a BAA publication in the previous year.
Beck won for his article “What – I Didn’t Know That!,” which was published in the Winter/Spring 2012 edition of the BAA Magazine. In it, he addressed multiple clinical issues in hearing aids, audiology, neurology, and neuroscience. The award was presented at the BAA Gala Dinner held during its National Conference in Manchester.
Beck, a prolific writer in print and online publications, has been director of professional relations at Oticon, Inc., since 2005. He is also web content editor for the American Academy of Audiology. Previously he was president and editor-in-chief of Audiology Online.
Holder of a doctorate from the University of Florida, Beck started his career at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles where he was involved with cochlear implant research and intra-operative cranial nerve monitoring. Later, he was director of audiology at Saint Louis University and then co-founded a private audiology-based dispensing practice.