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Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff
Pages 286-290

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From page 286...
... and past president of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. He is a past member of the boards and executive councils of the National Hearing Conservation Association, the Deafness Research Foundation, and the Council on Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation, as well as a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals.
From page 287...
... His research interests include cochlear implant outcomes and device development, as well as clinical trials involving the treatment of ear disease. He is on the editorial boards of several publications relating to otology, head and neck surgery, cochlear implants, and otorhinolaringology.
From page 288...
... Other memberships include the Acoustical Society of America, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Auditory Society, and the American Academy of Audiology. She has published numerous articles and book chapters pertaining to age-related hearing loss, speech perception, auditory temporal processing, and hearing aids.
From page 289...
... Karen Iler Kirk is associate professor of otolaryngology -- head and neck surgery and the Psi Iota Xi distinguished investigator in pediatric speech and hearing at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Before joining the Indiana faculty in 1991, she held research and academic positions at the House Ear Institute and the University of Iowa, including membership on House's pioneering cochlear implant research team from 1981 to 1985.
From page 290...
... Her recent projects at the NRC include a study of Social Security disability determination for individuals with visual impairments and a workshop on technology for adaptive aging. She has also done work for a previous employer on vision requirements for commercial drivers and on commercial driver fatigue.

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