Dr. Robert W. Sweetow is Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and former Director of Audiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Master of Arts from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa. Dr. Sweetow has had 24 textbook chapters and over 110 scientific articles published on counseling, rehabilitation, tinnitus, and amplification. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals, author of Counseling for Hearing Aid Fittings and a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology. He was the developer of the interactive, adaptive computerized auditory training program called LACE (Listening and Communication Enhancement); and is currently a consultant for Widex.
Dr. Sweetow has lectured worldwide and is a highly sought-after speaker known for his informative and entertaining style. His research interests include amplification, counseling and rehabilitation, neuroscience, and tinnitus. Dr. Sweetow was the recipient of the prestigious 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology.