Director of Academic Sciences, Oticon, Inc.
Douglas L. Beck, Au.D. earned his master’s degree at the University of Buffalo (1984) and his doctorate from the University of Florida. His professional career began in Los Angeles at the House Ear Institute in cochlear implant research and intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring. By 1988, he was director of audiology at Saint Louis University. Eight years later he co-founded a multi-office dispensing practice in St Louis. In 1999, he became president and editor-in-chief of AudiologyOnline.com, SpeechPathology.com and HealthyHearing.com.
Dr. Beck joined Oticon in 2005 as director of professional relations. From 2008 through 2015, Beck also served as web content editor for the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy). In 2011, he became adjunct professor of audiology at Lamar University and in 2015 he became an adjunct associate professor of Audiology at University of Hawaii.
In 2016, Beck was appointed Senior Editor for Clinical Research at the Hearing Review and was promoted to Director of Academic Sciences at Oticon Inc.
Dr. Beck is among the most prolific authors in audiology with 152 published articles and more than 1000 abstracts, interviews and op-eds written for the Academy (2008-2015) and Audiology Online (1999-2005) addressing a wide variety of audiology and professional topics. More information, a free copy of The Handbook of Intraoperative Monitoring and numerous PDFs are available at www.douglaslbeck.com.