|Maurice Miller, PhD
Maurice H. Miller, PhD, professor emeritus and HR Editorial Advisory Board member, will receive the 2013 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Honors of the Association Award at ASHA’s annual convention in November, along with fellow distinguished audiologists and researchers, including Brenda Lonsbury-Martin, PhD, Mary Pat Moeller, PhD, and Kimbrough Oller, PhD.
The award is presented annually and is the highest honor given by ASHA. It recognizes the contributions of individuals whose works have significantly changed the professions of speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing science. Also recognized this year by ASHA’s Early Career Contributions in Research Award is Ryan McCreery of Boys Town National Research Hospital.
Dr Miller earned his PhD at Columbia University in 1956 and is currently Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology at the Steinhardt School of Education of New York University. He was voted Professor of the Year at NYU and was the recipient of the 1996 Career Award from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). He continues to teach at NYU as adjunct professor. Dr MIller established many early Occupational Hearing Conservation programs, and he has authored over 200 articles in the peer-reviewed literature, four texts, and textbook chapters, with special interests that range from Meniere’s disease (guest-edited January 2006 issue on the subject for JAAA), idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (guest-edited a special edition for Hearing Review in November 2003), and diagnosis and management of people with severe, chronic, intractable tinnitus. He also served on the 5-person ASHA committee responsible for allowing audiologists to dispense hearing aids for the first time in the history of the profession, which helped change the face of Audiology forever.