Ross Roeser

Howard B. and Lois C. Wolf Professor for Pediatric Hearing
Endowed Professorship - Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Professor and Executive Director Eemeritus of the Callier Center for Communication Disorders
Tags: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Rehabilitative Sciences & Audiology
Florida State University - 1972
M.A.
Northern Illinois University - 1967
B.S.
Western Illinois University - 1966

Research Areas

Research Interests
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.

Publications

Roeser, R. J. & Clark, J. (In Press). Pure tone tests. In Roeser, R. J., Dunn, H., & Valente, M. (Eds.), Audiology: Diagnosis 2nd Ed. (pp. 227-251). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. ? - Publication
Roeser, R. J., & Clark, J. L. (In Press). Clinical masking. In Roeser, R. J., Dunn, H., & Valente, M. (Eds.), Audiology: Diagnosis 2nd Ed (p. 253 279). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. ? - Publication
Roeser, R. J., & Shoup, A. (In Press). Audiologic evaluation of special populations. In Roeser, R. J., Durm, H., & Valente, M. (Eds.), Audiology: Diagnosis 2nd Ed (pp. 31 1- 336). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. ? - Publication
Roeser, R. J., & Wilson, P. L. (In Press). Cerumen management. In Dunn, H., Roeser, R. J., & Valente, M. (Eds.), Audiology: Practice management 2nd Ed. (pp. 273-290). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. ? - Publication
Roeser, R. J., Durm, H., & Valente, M. (In Press). Diagnostic procedures in the profession of audiology. In Roeser, R. J., Dunn, H., & Valente, M. (Eds.), Audiology: Diagnosis 2nd Ed. (pp. 1-18). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. ? - Publication
Clark, J. Roeser, R. J. (2005). Large Vestibular Agueduct Syndrome: A case study. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 16, 822-828. 2005 - Publication
Roeser, R. J., Lai, L., Clark, J. (2005). Effect of earcanal occlusion on pure tone threshold sensitivity. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 16, 740-746. 2005 - Publication
Roeser, R. J., Thibodeau, L., & Cokely, C. (2005). The University of Texas at Dallas/Callier Center for Communication Disorders Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 14, 151 -160. 2005 - Publication
Roeser, R. J., & Bauer, P. (2004). Cochlear implants. In Roeser, R. J., & Downs, M. P. (Eds.), Auditory disorders in school children (pp. 323-343). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 2004 - Publication
Roeser, R. J., & Clark, J. (2004). Behavioral and physiological measures of hearing: Principles and interpretation. In Roeser, R. J., & Downs, M. P. (Eds.), Auditory disorders in school children (pp. 27-69). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 2004 - Publication

Appointments

Lois and Howard Wolf Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2006–Present]
Clinical Professor
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center [1994–Present]
Executive Director
The University of Texas at Dallas [1988–1988]
Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [1987–Present]
Clinical Associate Professor
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center [1983–1994]
Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [1979–1987]
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [1975–1979]
Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center [1974–1983]
Chief of Audiology
The University of Texas at Dallas [1972–1988]
Predoctoral Research Audiologist
Callier Hearing and Speech Center [1971–1972]

Additional Information

Memberships
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1968-Present.
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America, 1972-Present.
  • Member, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1972-Present.
  • Member, Texas Academy of Audiology, 1999-Present.
  • Member, American Auditory Society, 1973-Present.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology 1988-Present.
  • Member, DOMI, 1995-Present.
Honors
  • Recipient Alumni Achievement Award, Westem Illinois University, 1975.
  • Fellow, The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1981.
  • Recipient ASHA Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award, 1988.
  • Recipient Alumni Achievement Award, Florida State University, 1989.
  • Recipient, Joel Wernick Award ofthe Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, 1990.
  • Recipient, Jack L. Bangs Award ofthe Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association 1994.
  • Recipient, Larry Mauldin Excellence in Audiology Education Award, ofthe American Academy of Audiology, 2005.
Personal Statement

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 Ph.D. 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 September 1971.

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/ UTDallas 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 UTDallas, 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.

News Articles

UT Dallas’ Dr. Ross Roeser Named as First Recipient of Lois and Howard Wolf Professorship
Dr. Ross Roeser, a professor of communication sciences in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas, recently was appointed to the university’s newly created Lois and Howard Wolf Professorship. 

Roeser received the honor for his outstanding contributions to, and international reputation in, the field of audiology. The professorship includes an endowment and research stipend.

Roeser recently stepped down as executive director of the university’s Callier Center for Communication Disorders, which is renowned for its clinical, educational and research programs in communication disorders. Now director emeritus, he has been at the center for more than 35 years.
UT Dallas to Honor Staffers for Decades of Dedication
The University of Texas at Dallas will recognize 255 employees for their years – in many cases decades – of service Tuesday, March 6.

The Annual Service Awards will honor employees who reached service milestones in September 2010 through August 2011. The ceremony starts at 3 p.m. in the Alexander Clark Center auditorium. Co-workers, family and friends are welcome.

Dr. Ross Roeser, professor and executive director emeritus of the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, will be recognized for 40 years of service. Roeser, who also is the Howard B. and Lois C. Wolf Professor for Pediatric Hearing, joined Callier before it merged with The University of Texas System and UT Dallas in 1975.
Callier Audiologist Honored for Distinguished Career
For the past 37 years, Dr. Ross Roeser, executive director emeritus of the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, has had an extraordinary influence on the field of audiology. As a result of his commitment to audiological practice, research, administration and educational excellence, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) presented him with its Distinguished Achievement Award.

Roeser received the award at AAA’s annual conference in Dallas on April 2.

The award’s recipients include audiologists who have been exceptional educators in the classroom or clinic or have been innovators in program development. The recipients are often pioneers in the areas of clinical service delivery, teaching or research, or any combination of the three.

Funding

A Model Program for Post Surgery Cochlear Implant Services.
$625,760 - Crystal Charity Ball, Dallas, Texas [2003–2018]
Comparison of Earcanal Management Systems.
$3,000 - Welch Allyn, Inc. [2001–2018]
Early Intervention Through Health Education in the Detection of Hearing Loss in Infants.
$229,639 - Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-Related Education Grant Program. [2000–2001]
Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening: From Detection to Connection.
$900,000 - Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas [1996–1999]
Telephone Interference from Digital Telephones.
$12,000 - Northern Telecom, Dallas, Texas. [1995–1995]