Nonetheless, because there's more to life than audiology...
The recordings below are hand/home-made. Doug played each instrument (one at a time) and sang (more or less, ya know) all the vocals (meh) while recording and editing the whole thing on a Tascam digital recorder.
(REVISED APRIL 2023)
Douglas L. Beck earned his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Communication Disorders & Sciences (1982), his master's degree in audiology from the University of Buffalo (1984) and his doctorate (Au.D., Doctor of Audiology) from the University of Florida, Gainesville (2000).
His professional career began in Los Angeles at the House Ear Institute in cochlear implant research and intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring. In 1988, he was appointed to the medical school faculty as Director of Audiology at Saint Louis University in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Eight years later he co-founded an audiology and hearing aid dispensing practice in St Louis, Missouri. In 1999 he became President and Editor-In-Chief of AudiologyOnline.com, SpeechPathology.com and HealthyHearing.com.
Dr. Beck joined Oticon Inc. in August 2005. In December 2019 he was promoted to Vice President of Academic Sciences at Oticon. Dr. Beck retired from Oticon in March 2022. Throughout his 17+ years of on-going full-time employment at Oticon Inc. he also served as Web Content Editor for the American Academy of Audiology 2008-2015, Senior Editor for Clinical Research at the Hearing Review from 2016 and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Communication Disorders at the State University of New York, Buffalo (since 2016). In April 2022, in a surprisng "Tom Brady-like" manner, Dr. Beck became the Vice President of Clinical Sciences at Cognivue Inc (Victor, NY).
Dr. Beck is among the most prolific authors in audiology with 221+ publications, interviews, and op-eds written for the AAA (2008-2015), Hearing Review (1990-2023), Audiology Online (1999-2005) and many other professional publications addressing a wide variety of audiology and professional topics including; Op-Eds, audiology, language, pediatrics, cognition, hearing aids, amplification, psychology, neuroscience, anatomy and physiology, counseling and more. Dr. Beck is a sought after lecturer globally and has presented more than 1000 lectures, keynote addresses, webinars and other professional presentations.
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