Dr. Douglas L. Beck earned his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Communication Disorders & Sciences (1982) and 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 clinical audiology, cochlear implant research, and intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring. In 1988, he was appointed 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 three web sites; AudiologyOnline.com, SpeechPathology.com & HealthyHearing.com.
Dr. Beck joined Oticon, Inc. of Somerset, NJ, in August 2005 as Director of Professional Relations. In April, 2016, he became the Director of Academic Sciences, and in February, 2017, was promoted to Executive Director of Academic Sciences.
During his full-time employment at Oticon, Inc., he also served from 2008 through 2015, as Web Content Editor for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). In 2011, he became Adjunct Professor of Audiology at Lamar University and in 2015 and as of Jan 1, 2016, Dr Beck was appointed Senior Editor for Clinical Research at the Hearing Review (the most widely read publication for audiologists, hearing aid dispensers and otolaryngologists in the USA and around the world). Also in 2016, Dr. Beck was appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor of Communication Disorders at the State University of New York, Buffalo.
Dr. Beck is among the most prolific authors in audiology with 166 published articles and more than 1250 abstracts, interviews, and op-eds written for the AAA (2008-2015) and Audiology Online (1999-2005) addressing a wide variety of audiology and professional topics including; audiology, the profession of audiology, pediatric audiology, cognition, hearing aids, audition, counseling and more.