Douglas Beck, AuD, director of professional relations for Oticon, and a frequent HR contributor, has been
awarded the RS McCrea Medal 2012 by the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, in Northern Ireland..
Beck is honored for his presentation of two lectures in pediatrics, Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorders and Amplification and Reflections on Auditory Processing Disorder, at the 2012 British Audiology Association Northern Ireland meeting. Beck is the only person to have received the RS McCrea Medal on two occasions. Glen Houston, Principal Audiological Scientist, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, presented the award.
The RS McCrea Medal is given annually to an eminent speaker on Pediatric Audiology/ENT. RS McCrea was a leading Consultant Pediatric ENT Surgeon in Belfast. He was responsible for developing pediatric audiology services in the late 1970s and early 1980s at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. He passed away in 1984. The hospital’s Paediatric Audiology and ENT Department was bequeathed a donation for the Annual Presentation and Medal.
As director of professional relations, Beck supports Oticon’s academic, clinical, and educational efforts on both sides of the Atlantic and across the globe. He is a prolific author with 171 articles in the professional literature and more than 710 abstracts, interviews, and op-eds (opinion/editorial) written for the American Academy of Audiology and HR, addressing a wide variety of audiology and professional topics.
His latest articles in The Hearing Review are Acoustic Middle Ear Reflexes: Simple, Underused, and Critically Important and In the Trenches, Part 3: Caloric and Rotational Chair Tests