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Medical University of South Carolina Professor Elected Vice President
of the Acoustical Society of America

Judy R. Dubno, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, has been elected Vice President-Elect of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Dr. Dubno’s one-year term began in May 2009 after which she will succeed the current Vice President.

“It is an honor to serve the Acoustical Society of America and its members,” says Dubno. “I look forward to working with the Society to enhance the dissemination of new knowledge in acoustics through ASA’s journals and meetings and continue its efforts in informing the public about the science of sound and its practical applications.”

Professor Dubno's research at the Medical University of South Carolina focuses on the human auditory system, with an emphasis on how people perceive sounds and speech and how these abilities are affected by aging, hearing loss, and adverse listening conditions. Her work is currently funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Professor Dubno obtained a Ph.D. from City University of New York Graduate Center. She is a fellow of the ASA and a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Other offices that Dubno has held include president and secretary-treasurer of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, member of the board of directors for the Deafness Research Foundation, and member of the National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council, which advises the NIH on matters related to hearing and communication disorders.

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science of technology of sound. Its 7,500 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America—the world's leading journal on acoustics, Acoustics Today magazine, books and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about ASA, visit our website at

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