This book aims to give students and young audiologists a sense of the history of the profession. Beginning with the first commercial audiometers, the book traces the development of both the overall profession, and the principle sub specializations that have developed within it over the past half century. Emphasis is placed on the contributions of the many individual clinicians and researchers who have pioneered various aspects of the audiological knowledge base and its wide clinical applications. Topics include the early pioneers, the military programs during and after World War II, and the four major paths in which the profession has developed: the diagnostic path, the rehabilitative path, the screening path and the auditory processing disorder path. Other topics include, tinnitus, creation of the Academy, and the development of audiological education.
James Jerger, Ph.D. James Jerger, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received his Ph.D. degree in audiology from Northwestern University in 1954. He remained on the NU faculty until 1961, and then moved to Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C., for a brief period as Research Professor of audiology. From 1962 to 1968 he served as Director of Research at the Houston Speech and Hearing Center, and then moved to Houston's Baylor College of Medicine, where he remained for the next twenty-nine years as Professor of Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, and as Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Services of the Methodist Hospital. In 1997 Jerger sought, but failed to achieve, semi-retirement in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences of the University of Texas at Dallas. Here he continues to mentor doctoral candidates in audiology as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence.
Foreword - Charles Berlin Preface - - James Jerger Section One: The Early Years Chapter I: The Pioneers Chapter II: Origins of the Words "Audiology" and "Audiologist" Chapter III: The Military Programs During and after World War II Chapter IV: The VA Program Section Two: Six Divergent Paths Chapter V: Audiological Diagnosis Chapter VI: Rehabilitation Chapter VII: Pediatric Audiology Chapter VIII: Auditory Processing Disorder Chapter IX: Tinnitus Evaluation and Therapy Chapter X: Hearing Conservation Section Three: Professional Growth Chapter XI: The Medical Connection Chapter XII: Audiological Education Chapter XIII: Professional Organizations Chapter XIV: Research Support for Audiology Chapter XV: Looking Back Sources and Suggested Readings