Charles I. Berlin, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Physiology and former Director of the world-renowned Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory at LSU Medical School in New Orleans.
He was also a practicing audiologist who saw patients weekly in the audiology clinic he directed which was selected by Family Circle magazine in 1987 as the “Best Place in the United States for Hearing Problems.” He has been called the ‘Teacher’s Teacher’ and succeeds in making complicated auditory concepts accessible to parents, teachers, and hearing aid specialists, as well as his audiology and physician students.
His clinical activities specialize in fitting hearing aids with real ear measurement to difficult-to-manage patients, both children and adults.
Dr. Berlin and his colleagues have published germinal work on the auditory abilities of brain-injured Vietnam War veterans and hemispherectomee patients operated on by Joseph Bogen, M.D. and colleagues, and studied by Nobelist Roger Sperry, Ph.D. and his colleagues. He has been an author on close to 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has edited 10 books on hearing science.
He was a founding member of the Advisory Board to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
His current research with Drs. Linda Hood and Thierry Morlet is on otoacoustic emissions and efferent suppression, and he is collaborating on teams isolating and identifying genes for deafness in humans and rodents with Dr. Bronya Keats. He is also currently engaged in studies of Auditory Neuropathy/ Dyssynchrony, a condition which precludes the use of hearing aids, and Auditory Verbal Therapy, despite mild audiometric hearing loss, unless cochlear implantation is used.
Some of Dr. Berlin’s many accomplishments include the following awards:
— American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery’s highest award, the Presidential Citation and the recipient of