Jackson Roush, PhD

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7255
Phone: 919-966-4849
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: August 20, 2020

Jackson Roush

Discipline Coordinators: Audiology
Discipline(s): Audiology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Pediatric audiology, infant hearing screening and early intervention


EDUCATION •·         Ph.D. University of Michigan 1981, Speech and Hearing Sciences •·         M.A. Western Michigan University 1976, Audiology •·         B.S. Western Michigan University 1975, Speech Pathology/Audiology  PERSONAL STATEMENT I am a Professor and Director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at UNC, Audiology Section Head at the CDL, a ASHA Fellow and a Fellow of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 15-year affiliation with the CDL because of the collaborative, interdisciplinary team spirit.  My work at the CDL offers me a welcome break from administrative chores while keeping me actively involved in pediatric audiology. I completed my graduate work at the University of Michigan in 1981 and have held faculty appointments at the University of Colorado - Boulder and at Harvard Medical School during my tenure as Director of Hearing Rehabilitation Services at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.  In my role as Director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, I play a key role in the creation and development of the "North Carolina Consortium for Distance Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders," a collaborative program with four other speech and hearing graduate programs in North Carolina. The Consortium was the first multi-campus degree program in the history of the UNC system. I am also a co-founder of First YEARS, a certificate program for experienced professionals who wish to further their educational preparation in areas related to working with deaf and hard of hearing children.   First YEARS is a collaboration of UNC with the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf in Washington D.C.  Although most of my "spare time" is consumed by family, I manage to find some time to pursue my passion for restoration of old fiddles and mandolins and getting together with other musicians to play (strictly on the back porch) bluegrass and Celtic music. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1992-Present   Professor and Director, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 1998-1992       Assistant Professor, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1991-Present   Section Head, Audiology, Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 1986-1988       Clinical Audiologist and Director, Hearing Rehabilitation Services, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA 1982-1986       Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Audiology, Department of Communication Disorders and Speech Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1979-1981       Clinical Supervisor of Audiology and Coordinator of Aural Rehabilitation Services, Communicative Disorders Clinics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI  1976-1978       Clinical Audiologist, Constance Brown Hearing and Speech Center, Burgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI RECENT PUBLICATIONS Roush, J. & Kamo, G. (in press).  Parent Counseling, Education, and Collaboration.  In Flexer, C., and Madell, J. (Eds) Pediatric Audiology:  New York: Thieme Medical Publishers. Roush, J., Wilson, K., Alberg, J. (2008). Early hearing detection and intervention: Audiologists and speech-language pathologists collaborate in successful program. Invited article, The ASHA Leader, 13 (2), 14-17. Alberg, J., Wilson, K., Roush, J. (2007).  Statewide collaboration in the delivery of early hearing detection and intervention services.  Invited article, Volta Review 106 (3), 259-274. Gravel, J., Roberts, J., Roush, J., Grose, J., Besing, J., Burchinal, M., Neebe, E., Wallace, I., Zeisel, S. (2006).    Early OME, hearing loss, and auditory processes at school-age. Ear and Hearing, 27 (4), 353-368. Roush, J., Holcomb, M., Roush, P., Escolar, M. (2004). When hearing loss occurs with multiple disabilities.  Seminars in Hearing, 25(4), 333-345. Harrison M. and Roush, J. (2004). Providing information at diagnosis: Advice from parents. Volta Voices, 11(7), 6-7. Roush, J., Bess, F., Gravel, J., Harrison, M., Lenihan, S., and Marvelli, A (2004).  Preparation of Personnel to Serve Children with Hearing Loss and their Families: Current Status and Future Needs.  Proceedings of the Summit on Deafness: Spoken Language in the 21st Century, Predicting Future Trends in Deafness, 18-21.  February, 2004, Washington, DC. Sjoblad, S., Harrison, M. and Roush, J. (2004). Parents' experiences and perceptions regarding amplification early hearing aid use. Volta Voices, 11 (7), 8-10. Waldman, D. & Roush, J. (2004). Your Child's Hearing Loss (216 pages).  New York: Perigee Press. Harrison, M., Roush, J., & Wallace, J.  (2003). Trends in the age of identification and intervention for deaf and hard of hearing infants. Ear and Hearing, 24, 89-95. Harrison, M. & Roush, J. (2002). Information for families with young deaf and hard-of-hearing children: Reports from parents and pediatric audiologists. In R. Seewald and J. Gravel (Eds.), A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification, Proceedings of the Second International Conference (pp 233-251). United Kingdom: St. Edmundsbury Press.