Program Head, Audiology AuD;
Lois and Howard Wolf Professor in Pediatric Hearing
PhD, Florida State University
Auditory System Function and Dysfunction
CD A 2.38
Dr. Roeser received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University in 1966 and a Master of Arts degree in Audiology from Northern Illinois University in 1967. He did further study in the basic sciences at Southern Illinois University from 1967-1969, while he was a staff Audiologist at Anna State Hospital in Anna, Illinois.
Dr. Roeser received his PhD in Audiology from the Florida State University in 1972. While at Florida State, he held the position of Master Clinician in Audiology and Instructor of Audiology from August 1969 to August 1971. He was appointed a Pre-doctoral Research Fellow in Audiology at The Callier Hearing and Speech Center in Dallas, Texas in September1971.
After finishing his doctoral degree in 1972, Dr. Roeser was appointed to the position of Chief of Audiology at The Callier Hearing and Speech Center. In 1975, when Callier became a component of the University of Texas at Dallas, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the program in Communication Disorders. In 1988, he was promoted to the position of Director of The Callier Center for Communication Disorders/UT Dallas and now holds the Lois and Howard Wolf Professorship in Pediatric Hearing in the graduate program in Communication Disorders, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. In addition to his appointments at UT Dallas, Dr. Roeser holds an appointment as a Clinical Professor in Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Dr. Roeser is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. He is one of the founders of the American Auditory Society. He also founded and was the first Editor-In-Chief of the journal Ear and Hearing. Since 2003 he is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Audiology. He is past president of the Better Hearing Institute and the Council for Better Hearing and Speech Month.
Dr. Roeser has received alumni achievement awards from Western Illinois University and the Florida State University. He was the recipient of the 1988 Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for Texas, the 1990 Joel Wernick Award of the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, and the Jack L. Bangs Award of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Institute in 1994. He was chosen as a recipient of the 2009 American Academy of Audiology Distinguished Achievement Award.
Dr. Roeser holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is licensed to practice audiology in Texas. He and his wife Sharon have three daughters, Wendy, Elizabeth and Jennifer.
My previous and current research interests lie in the application of hearing instrument technology to improving communication skills. My past work has been in developing and evaluating tactile aids, cochlear implants, and hearing aids. In addition, I have been involved in defining and expanding the scope of practice of audiologists in the U.S.
Roeser, R.J. and Clark, J. (2004). Behavioral and Psysiological Measures of Hearing: Principles and Interpretation. In Roeser, R.J. and Downs , M.P. (Eds.) Auditory Disorders In School Children (4th Ed.). New York : Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
Roeser, R.J. and Bauer, P. (2004). Cochlear Implants. In Roeser, R.J. and Downs , M.P. (Eds.) Auditory Disorders In School Children (4th Ed.). New York : Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
Roeser, R.J. and Clark, J. (2004). Screening for Hearing Loss and Middle Ear Disorders. In Roeser, R.J. and Downs , M.P. (Eds.) Auditory Disorders In School Children (4th Ed.). New York : Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.