Mark Ross, Ph. D.
Aural Rehabilitation Consultant
Mark dates his emergence into Audiology to the time he attended the Army Aural Rehabilitation program as a patient in early l952. After his discharge, he attended Brooklyn college, receiving a B.A. l957, an M.A. in l958, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in l962. The Rubella epidemic of l964-65 found him teaching at the University of Connecticut and working as a clinical audiologist at Newington Children's Hospital. He left the University for three years to direct the Willie Ross School for the Deaf (no relation) in Massachusetts. Since his "retirement" from the University, he has worked as Director of Research and Training at the League for the Hard of Hearing in NY, served as Board member and vice-president of Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, as well as the International Federation of the Hard of Hearing (editing the journal for six years). He has published extensively in the field and writes regular articles for “Hearing Loss”, the HLAA journal and is a consultant with the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at Gallaudet University. Among his professional honors are ASHA fellowship, Honors of the Connecticut Speech-Language, Hearing Association, "Distinguished Alumnus" from Brooklyn College, the Frank Kleffner Career Award from the ASHA foundation, the Award of Honor from the Academy of Rehabilitation Audiology, the Frederick S. Berg Educational Audiology Award, the Oticon Lifetime Achievement Award, the Career Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology, the Rocky Stone award from SHHH, the Lifetime Career Achievement award from the American Auditory Society as well as the Hearing Loss Association of America.