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Charles I. Berlin

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American audiologist.

Biography of Charles I. Berlin

Charles I. Berlin is a clinic and research trained audiologist with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). His work has been integral in both audiology and otolaryngology fields. Berlin, now retired, was professor at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology and Bio communication, and director of the Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory of the South in New Orleans.

He is the recipient of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery's highest award, the Presidential Citation; the recipient of the Frank J. Kleffner Award for Lifetime Clinical Achievement from ASHA; and the recipient of the Lifetime Career Research Award from the American Academy of Audiology. He was also a founding Member of the Advisory Board to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

“I am a strong professional proponent of Cued Speech and its unique ability to improve family communication, promote reading readiness, and serve as a teaching tool to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing to achieve their full potential.”

We thank Samuel Atcherson for information submitted.

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