Dr. Mark Ross is a Principal Investigator of the RERC on Hearing Enhancement,


Professor Emeritus of Audiology, University of Connecticut and has served as Vice President of the SHHH Board of Trustees. He writes a regular column for Hearing Loss Magazine- The Journal of the Hearing Loss Association of America, called “Developments in Research and Technology.” He has published and lectured extensively on topics dealing with hearing loss.

As an individual who has worn a hearing aid for almost fifty years, Dr. Ross brings a special degree of credibility to his publications. Links to a selection of these appear below.

Dr. Ross has graciously offered to respond to questions arising from any of his articles. You may contact him via e-mail at mark.ross@uconn.edu. Listed below are a variety of articles written by Dr. Ross, arranged by category.

The Hard of Hearing Person

Personal and Social Identity of Hard of Hearing People
My “Near Deaf” Experience

Reflections of a Hard of Hearing Audiologist

Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: Making Distinctions

Hearing Loss

Low Frequency Residual Hearing Revisited

Coping with a Hearing Loss

Residual Hearing

The “Occlusion Effect”

The Audiogram: Explanation and Significance

Hearing in Noise

Developments in Tinnitus

Cochlear Dead Regions

Considering a Hearing Aid

Should I Get a Hearing Aid?

Case for a Trial Period

Why do Hearing Aids Cost So Much?

Expectations: A Consumer Checklist

Redefining the Hearing Aid Selection Process

Are Binaural Hearing Aids Better?

Cochlear Implants

Reflections on My Cochlear Implant: Part One

Reflections on My Cochlear Implant: Part Two

Aural Rehabilitation

State of the Science on Aural Rehabilitation

Peer Mentoring: Its Time has Come

Aural Rehabilitation in Australia

Maximizing Residual Hearing

A Retrospective Look at the Future of Aural Rehabilitation

Getting Through: Talking to a Person with Hearing Loss


Assertive Listening and Hearing Tactics

Tracking and Communication Repair Procedures

Home-based Auditory and Speechreading Training

Aural Rehabilitation: Some Personal Reflections

Hearing Aids

Why People Won’t Wear Hearing Aids

Evaluating the Performance of a Hearing Aid in the Real-Ear

Hearing Aid Research: Reporting both Positive and Negative Findings

Some Reflections on Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Hearing Aids

When a Hearing Aid is Not Enough

Hearing Aid Research

Digital Hearing Aids: Magic and Marketing?

Is there a “Best” Hearing Aid?

Frequency Compression Hearing Aids

Noise Reduction Hearing Aids: Why They’re Needed, and How they Work

Implantable Hearing Aids

Different kinds of implants: Auditory, Penetrating and Hybrid

Improving Hearing Aid Design and Performance

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids

Digital Hearing Aids: Still More Comments

Audibility and Useful Hearing Aid Features

Reflections on Binaural Hearing Aid Fittings

Hearing Aid Use
Helpful Hints to the New Hearing Aid User

Hearing Aid Troubleshooting

Hearing Aid Services and Satisfaction: The Consumer Viewpoint

Consumer Satisfaction is Not Enough

Feedback Cancellation Systems and Open-Ear Hearing Aid Fitting

Acceptable Noise Levels (ANL)

Hearing Assistance Technologies

Supplement your Hearing Aids: Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT)
Microphone Technique

Hearing Assistive Technologies

Beyond Hearing Aids – Hearing Assistive Technologies

Telecoils and Telephones

Telecoils as Assistive Listening Devices

More on T-Coils

An FM System for Speechreading

Listening with a “Third Ear”: FM Systems

Children and Hearing Loss

Definitions and Descriptions

Some Reflections on Early Childhood Deafness

Classroom Sound-Field Systems

Don’t Ignore the Hearing of Hard of Hearing Children


RERC Assistive Listening Devices Project

Evidence-Based Audiology

Personal FM systems and Directional Microphone Hearing Aids