Four audiologists, an engineer, and a neuroscientist are awarded AAA’s highest honors

 SAN ANTONIO–The youngest founder of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the director of one of the world’s leading acoustical research laboratories, and a researcher whose publications have been cited in the scientific literature more than 1800 times were among those recognized at the Honors and Awards Banquet held March 26 during AudiologyNOW! 2015, the…

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New audiology fellowship honors Jim and Susan Jerger on their retirement from UT Dallas

DALLAS—Friends, family, and colleagues from around the country gathered in Dallas recently to celebrate the retirement of the renowned audiologists Drs. James and Susan Jerger from the University of Texas-Dallas (UT Dallas) School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. During the celebration, the UT Dallas News Center reported on September 17, the University and the American…

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Oticon, SCORE, and the Prince of Denmark honor fighters against hearing loss

SOMERSET, NJ—During an otherwise quiet month in the hearing health care world, a flurry of honors were handed out in August, including a dozen to the winners of Oticon’s 18th annual Focus on People Awards. During an August 14 ceremony at Oticon, Inc.’s US headquarters in New Jersey, the company paid tribute to 12 people…

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Nobel Laureate and Oscar winner will be among those honored at Starkey Gala

ST. PAUL, MN—The biggest annual fundraising event in hearing health care will take place here this Sunday evening, July 20, when the Starkey Hearing Foundation holds the 2014 So the World May Hear gala. A highlight will be the presentation of awards to a number of remarkable humanitarians honoring their dedication to improving the lives…

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Here’s a chance to honor high achievers who have surmounted hearing loss

SOMERSET, NJ—Do you know of someone who, despite hearing loss, has made great contributions to the community, perhaps as an advocate for others with hearing impairment? Or a hard-of-hearing young person who has achieved outstanding success? Perhaps there is a hearing professional whose extraordinary service you believe is worthy of national recognition. If so, Oticon,…

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AAA to honor leading lights in audiology at AudiologyNOW! 2014 in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL—A pioneering audiologic researcher for more than 40 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the founder of a leading manufacturer of audiologic equipment, and a scientist who draws on her clinical experience in rehabilitative audiology and her training in experimental psychology to help older adults who suffer from both hearing and cognitive…

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Moe Bergman, pioneering audiologist and director of the first VA clinic, dies

HERZLIYA, ISRAEL—Moe Bergman, EdD, one of the last remaining founders of audiology, died on February 20 in Herzliya, Israel. He was 97. Dr. Bergman, a native New Yorker who moved to Israel with his wife, Hannah, in 1975, became involved in audiology in the 1930s, long before the term “audiology” was even used. In the…

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Hearing industry consortium awards grants to three researchers

MINNEAPOLIS—Three scientists who are conducting research intended to improve the ability of people with hearing loss to understand speech were selected by the Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) to receive the organization’s latest research grants. The consortium was established in 2012 for the purpose of advancing a mutually agreed upon research agenda that will benefit…

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Loop advocate wins ASHS alumni award

MESA, AZ—Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD, a Wisconsin audiologist and a leading advocate for the use of hearing loops, has been selected as Humanitarian of the Year by the Alumni Chapter of A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences. Sterkens received her doctorate of audiology from ASHS. Earlier this year, the Hearing Loss Association of America…

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Audiologist named Australia’s Young Professional of the Year

NORTH ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA—Rarely is a hearing healthcare practitioner singled out from all the other professionals in a country to receive a national honor. But that’s what happened to Sheridan Flint, MS, the audiologist been named 2013 Young Professional of the Year in Australia. The annual award honors someone under 35 years of age who demonstrates…

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