Honors of the Society

Raymond Carhart Memorial Award

The Raymond Carhart Memorial Lecture and Award was established by the American Audiology Society’s Board in Directors in November,1975, following Carhart’s untimely death one month previously.  Professor Carhart has been honored for almost half a century as  the “Father of Audiology” and its most distinguished statesman.  The Carhart Award is the American Auditory Society’s highest honor, reserved for those who have made the most significant contributions to the study of hearing, hearing science, and the management of hearing disorders.  Previous distinguished recipients include:

1976 - James F. Jerger
1977 - Hallowell Davis
1978 - Scott Reger
1979 - Aram Glorig
1980 - Marion Downs
1981 - Paul Ward
1982 - Merle Lawrence
1983 - J. Donald Harris
1984 - Gunnar Liden
1985 - Samuel F. Lybarger
1986 - Joseph E. Hawkins
1987 - Peter Dallos
1988 - Harold F. Schucknecht
1989 - Ira Hirsh
1990 - Ralph F. Naunton
1991 - Hiroshi Shimizu
1992 - Josef J. Zwislocki
1993 - Earl Harford
1994 - Moe Bergman
1995 - Donald D. Dirks
1996 - Wayne O. Olsen
1997 - Charles I. Berlin
1998 - Margo Skinner
1999 - Robert J. Ruben
2000 - Arthur Boothroyd
2001 - Susan W. Jerger
2002 - Edwin Rubel
2003 - Brian C.J. Moore
2004 - William E. Brownell
2005 - David Kemp
2006 - Joseph Nadol
2007 - A. James Hudspeth
2008 - Jos Eggermont
2009 - Michael Merzenich
2010 - Robyn Cox
2011 - Charles Liberman
2012 - Judy R. Dubno
2013 - Richard J.H. Smith
2014 - Eric D. Young
2015 - Brenda L. Lansbury-Martin
2016 - Michael Gorga

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was established by the American Auditory Society's Board of Directors to recognize scientists and clinicians who have made sustained and significant contributions in their respective disciplines to progress in the study of hearing, hearing science, and the management of hearing disorders.  Previous distinguished recipients include:

1991 - Elmer Carlson
1992 - Aram Glorig
1992 - John Bordley
1993 - S. Richard Silverman
1994 - Kenneth W. Berger
1995 - Edgar Villchur
1996 - David Green
1997 - No award
1998 - Howard P. House
1999 - David Pascoe
1999 - Robert Bilger
2000 - William House
2001 - Daniel Ling
2001 - Harry Levitt
2002 - Mark Ross
2003 - Murray Sachs
2004 - Jack Vernon
2005 - Ira Hirsh
2006 - Marion Downs
2007 - Jozef Zwislocki
2008 - Peter Dallos
2009 - James Jerger
2010 - Mead Killion
2011 - Charles I. Berlin
2012 - Arthur Boothroyd
2013 - Barbara Bohne
2014 - Donald Dirks
2015 - Richard H. Wilson
2016 - Fred Linthicum, Jr.

Wayne J. Staab Award

The Wayne J. Staab Award is given to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions through service to the American Auditory Society.  Previous distinguished recipients include:

2010 - Wayne Staab
2011 - Don Worthington
2012 - Michael Gorga
2013 - Ross Roeser
2014 - Irvin J. Gerling

Ear and Hearing Editors' Award

1995
Thresholds for Auditory Brainstem Responses to Tones in Notched Noise in Infants and Young Children with Normal or Sensorineural-Impaired Hearing
David Stapells, Judy Gravel, Brett Martin

1997
From Laboratory to Clinic: A Large Scale Study of Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Ears with Normal Hearing and Ears with Hearing Loss
Michael Gorga, Stephen Neely, Brenda Ohlrich, Brenda Hoover, Joelle Redner, Jo Peters

1998
Cortical Evoked Response to Acoustic Change Within a Syllable
Jodi Ostroff, Brett Martin, Arthur Boothroyd

Children with Minimal Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Prevalence, Educational Performance, and Functional Status
Fred Bess, Jeanne Dodd-Murphy, and Robert Parker

1999
Summary of Results Using the Nucleus CI24M Implant to Record the Electrically Evoked Compound Action Potential
Paul Abbas, Carolyn Brown, Jon Shallop, Jill Firszt, Michelle Hughes, Sun Hong, Steven Staller 

2000
Identification of Neonatal Hearing Impairment: Summary and Recommendations
Susan Norton, Michael Gorga, Judith Widen, Richard Folsom, Yvonne Sininger, Barbara Cone-Wesson, Betty Vohr, Kristin Fletcher

2001
Examination of the Neighborhood Activation Theory in Normal and Hearing-Impaired Listeners
Donald Dirks, Sumiko Takayanagi, Anahita Moshfegh, P. Douglas Noffsinger, Stephen Fausti

Central Auditory Plasticity: Changes in the N1-P2 Complex after Speech-Sound Training
Kelly Tremblay, Nina Kraus, Therese McGee, Curtis Ponton, and Brain Otis 

2002
Aided Perception of /s/ and /z/ by Hearing-Impaired Children
Patricia Stelmachowicz, Andrea Pittman, Brenda Hoover, Dawna Lewis

Use of Vocalic Information in the Identification of /s/ and /ʃ/ by Children with Cochlear Implants
Summerfield, A. Quentin; Nakisa, Melanie J.; McCormick, Barry; More 

2003
Cochlear Compression: Perceptual Measures and Implications for Normal and Impaired Hearing
Andrew J. Oxenham, Sid P. Bacon 

2004
Novel-Word Learning in Children with Normal Hearing and Hearing Loss
Patricia Stelmachowicz, Andrea Pittman, Brenda Hoover, Dawna Lewis

2005
Audiometric Threshold Shift Definitions: Simulations and Suggestions
Robert A. Dobie

2006
The Role of Oxidative Stress in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Donald Henderson, Eric C Bielefeld, Kelly C Harris, and Bo-hua Hu 

Olivocochlear Efferents: Anatomy, Physiology, Function, and the Measurement of Efferent Effects in Humans
John Guinan

2007
Vocalizations of Infants with Hearing Loss Compared to Infants with Normal Hearing: Part 1
Phonetic Development
Part 2 – Transitions to Words
Mary Pat Moeller, Brenda Hoover, Coille Putman, Katie Arbataitis, Greta Bohnenkamp, Barbara Peterson, Sharon Wood, Dawna Lewis, Andrea Pittman, Pat Stelmachowicz

2008
Clinical Utility of Laser-Doppler Vibrometer Measurements in Live Normal and Pathologic Human Ears
John J. Rosowski, Heidi H. Nakajima, Saumil N. Merchant

2009
Spatial Benefit of Bilateral Hearing Aids
Jayne B. Ahlstrom, Amy R Horwitz, Judy R Dubno 

2010
Predicting Auditory Nerve Survival Using the Compound Action Potential
Brian R. Earl, Mark E Chertoff 

2011
Cochlear Dead Regions in Typical Hearing Aid Candidates: Prevalence and Implications for Use of High-Frequency Speech Cues
Robyn M. Cox,Genevieve C. Alexander, Jani Johnson, and Izel Rivera

2012
The Tinnitus Functional Index: Development of a New Clinical Measure for Chronic, Intrusive Tinnitus
Mary B. Meikle, James A Henry, Susan E Griest, Barbara J Stewart, Harvey B Abrams, Rachel McArdle, Paula J Myers, Craig W Newman, Sharon A Sandridge, Dennis C Turk, Robert L Folmer, Eric J Frederick, John W House, Gary P Jacobson, Sam E Kinney, William H Martin, Stephen M Nagler, Gloria E Reich, Grant D Searchfield, Robert Sweetow, Jack A Vernon

2013
Stages of Change in Adults with Acquired Hearing Impairment Seeking Help for the First Time: Application of the Transtheoretical Model in Audiological Rehabilitation
Ariane Laplante-Lévesque, Louise Hickson, Linda Worrall

2014
Benefits of Phoneme Discrimination Training in a Randomized Controlled Trial of 50-74-Year-Olds with Mild Hearing Loss
Melanie A. Ferguson, Helen Henshaw, Daniel P.A. Clark, David R. Moore

2015
Evaluation of Speech-Evoked Envelope Following Responses as an Objective Aided Outcome Measure: Effect of Stimulus Level, Bandwidth, and Amplification in Adults with Hearing Loss
Viji Easwar, David Purcell, Steven Aiken, Vijay Parsa, Susan Scollie