James Jerger: A Life in Audiology captures the author s extraordinary career in audiology spanning more than 60 years, and provides a compelling picture of a life dedicated to the understanding of hearing. It is a personal account of his positive clinical and research achievements and lessons learned as a student, professor, clinician, scientist, colleague, and mentor.
The profession of audiology is young, and Dr. Jerger is a true pioneer in the field. He is known as the Founding Father of the American Academy of Audiology and its first president in 1989. He served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology from its inception in 1989 until 2011. He has received numerous professional awards for his work in all aspects of the field of audiology, the growth of which he witnessed and steered.
From his early years, to graduate school, and throughout his illustrious academic career at Northwestern University, Gallaudet University, The Houston Speech and Hearing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and The University of Texas at Dallas, and stories from scholarly international travels, Jerger shares some of his favorite memories, unique experiences, and special people that have enriched his life both personally and professionally.
Told with warmth, humor, and humility, Jerger weaves into his memoir the importance of challenging the status quo and exploring the road less travelled, which is sure to inspire the up-and-coming audiologists of today.
James Jerger: A Life in Audiology is a unique and engaging account of an inspiring scholar s remarkable career and profound affect his work has had on the field of audiology. It is a must-read for anyone interested in audiology and hearing health care.