Jackson Roush, PhD

SHS_Roush.jpgProfessor and Director
Phone: (919) 966-9467
Fax: (919) 966-0100
Email: jroush@med.unc.edu


• PhD, University of Michigan, 1981 (Speech and Hearing Sciences)
• MA, Western Michigan University, 1976 (Audiology)
• BS, Western Michigan University, 1975 (Communication Disorders)

Personal Statement

Jackson Roush, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC. He is also Section Head for Audiology at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Roush has been an audiologist for over 30 years. He has published and presented extensively on a variety of topics related to pediatric audiology and hearing loss in children. He served as ASHA representative to the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing from 2002-2007 and continues to participate in various state and national working groups committed to improving early identification and intervention for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the EHDI Advisory Board for North Carolina.

Dr. Roush currently directs a national leadership grant funded by the U.S. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health entitled: “Leadership in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention.” He also directs a personnel preparation grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education (OSEP) entitled: “Preparation of Pediatric Audiologists to Serve Infants, Toddlers, and School-Age Children with Hearing Loss.”

Dr. Roush is an ASHA Fellow and a Fellow of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. In 2007 he received the Presidential Award from the American Academy of Audiology for contributions to clinical education.

Courses Taught

• SPHS 582 Introduction to Audiology
• SPHS 710 Audiologic Assessment I (with Dr. Mundy)
• SPHS 725 Hearing Disorders (with Dr. McKenna)
• SPHS 824 Grand Rounds in Audiology (course facilitator)
• SPHS 950 Research Resources and Technologies (course facilitator)

Research/Professional Interests

• Pediatric audiology
• Newborn hearing screening and management
• Public policy related to early hearing detection and intervention
• Otitis media and immittance screening
• Syndromes affecting the auditory system
• Parent-professional collaboration

Selected Publications


Waldman, D. & Roush, J. (2009). Your Child’s Hearing Loss: A Guide for Parents (216 pages). San Diego: Plural  (second edition)

Roush, J. (2001).  Screening for Hearing Loss and Otitis Media in Children (245 pages). San Diego:  Singular Publishing Group.

Roush, J. & Matkin, N., Eds. (1994).  Infants and Toddlers with Hearing Loss: Family-Centered Assessment and Intervention (360 pages). Baltimore: York Press.

Selected Book Chapters (2000 – present)

Roush, J. & Kamo, G. (in press).  Parent Counseling, Education, and Collaboration.  In Flexer, C., and Madell, J. (Eds.), Pediatric Audiology – 2nd Edition.  New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Drake, A. and Roush, J. (2013).  Management of Otopathology and Hearing Loss in Children with Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies.   In Berkowitz (Ed.): Cleft Lip and Palate – Diagnosis and Management (3rd edition), Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Roush, J. and Nozza, R.  (2010).  Screening for hearing loss and middle ear disorders:  After the newborn period.  Seewald, R., and Tharpe, A.M. (Eds)  Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology. San Diego: Plural.

Roush, J. & Kamo, G. (2008).  Parent Counseling, Education, and Collaboration.  In Flexer, C., and Madell, J. (Eds.), Pediatric Audiology.  New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Roush, J. & Grose, J. (2005).  Principles of audiometry. In Van De Water, T., and Staecker, H., Otolaryngology: Basic Science and Clinical Review. Chapter 30 (pp 374-384).  New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

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.

Roush, J.  (2002). Staying family centered.  In D. Luterman, & E. Kurtzer-White (Eds.), Early Childhood Deafness, Chapter 4 (pp 49-62). Baltimore:  York Press.

Roush, J.  (2000).  Implementing parent-infant services: Advice from families.  In R. Seewald (Ed.), A Sound Foundation through Early Amplification: Proceedings of an International Conference (pp 159-165).  Phonak: AG, Switzerland.

Selected Peer Reviewed Articles (2000 – present)

Roush, J. Guest Editor (2011), A Strategic Analysis of State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs.  Volta Review (monograph), Vol 111, No. 2.

Roush, J.  (2010).  Educational preparation of pediatric audiologists.  Volta  Review, 110(2), 207-218.

Davenport, M., Roush, J., Liu, C., Zagar, A., Eugster, E., Travers, S. Fechner, P. Quigley, C. (2010).  Growth hormone treatment does not affect rates of middle ear disease or hearing loss in infants and toddlers with Turner syndrome: Results from the randomized, controlled, multicenter, ‘Toddler Turner’ study. Hormone Research in Paediatrics 74 (23-32).

Martin, H., Poe, M., Reinhartsen, D., Pretzel, R., Roush, J. Rosenberg, A., Dusing, S, Escolar, M. (2008).  Methods of assessing neurodevelopment in lysosomal storage diseases and related disorders: A multidisciplinary perspective.  Acta Paediatrica, 97 (69-75).

Alberg, J., Wilson, K., Roush, J. (2007).  Statewide collaboration in the delivery of early hearing detection and intervention services.  Invited manuscript (peer reviewed), Volta Review 106 (3) (monograph), 259-274.

Gravel, J., Roberts, J., Roush, J., Grose, J., Besing, J., Burchinal, M., Neebe, E., Wallace, I., Zeisel, S. (2006).    Early otitis media with effusion, hearing loss, and auditory processes at school-age. Ear and Hearing, 27 (4), 353-368.

Roberts, J., Hennon, E., Anderson, K., Roush, J., Gravel, J., Skinner, M., Misenheimer, J. Reitz, P.  (2005). Auditory Function in Young Males with Fragile X Syndrome.  Journal of Speech Language, and  Hearing  Research, 48(2), 494-500.

Roush, J., Holcomb, M., Roush, P., Escolar, M.  (2004). When hearing loss occurs with multiple disabilities.  Seminars in Hearing, 25(4), 333-345.

Roush, J. (2003).  Identification of hearing loss and middle ear dysfunction in the school-age child.  R. Kent (Ed), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders. Cambridge, MA: MIT 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.

Gravel, J. S., Roberts, J. E., Roush, J., Wallace, I. F., Ellis, M. A., Lee, W. W., & Mundy, M.  (2002).  Hearing in 10-36 month olds with OME from two geographically-diverse prospective cohorts.  In D. J. Lim, C. D. Bluestone, M. Casselbrant, J. O. Klein, & P. L. Ogra (Eds.).  Recent Advances in Otitis Media, Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium, BC Decker, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, (CD format), 591-593.

Sjoblad, S., Harrison, M., Roush, J., and McWilliam, R (2001). Parents’ reactions and recommendations following diagnosis and hearing aid fitting. American Journal of Audiology, 10(1), 24-31.

Roberts, J., Burchinal, M.R., Jackson, S., Hooper, S.R., Roush, J., Mundy, M., Neebe, E.C., & Zeisel, S.A. (2000).  Otitis media in childhood in relation to preschool language and school readiness skills among black children.  Pediatrics, 106(4), 725-735.

Roush, J., Davenport, M., & Carlson-Smith, C. (2000).  Early onset sensorineural hearing loss in a child with Turner Syndrome.  Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 11, 446-453.

Other Publications (2000 – present)

Roush, J., Tharpe, A.M., White, K. (2012). LENDing a Hand. Invited article, ASHA Leader, 13 (2), 14-17, 45.

Roush, J., Wilson, K., Alberg, J. (2008). Early hearing detection and intervention: Audiologists and SLPs collaborate in successful statewide program. Invited article, ASHA Leader, 13 (2), 14-17, 45.

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, 26-29, 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.

Harrison M. and Roush, J. (2004). Providing information at diagnosis: Advice from parents. Volta Voices, 11(7), 6-7.

Harrison, M. and Roush, J. Guest Eds. (2004). Volta Voices, 11.

Roush, J. (2003).  Update on Newborn Hearing Screening: Steady Progress but Challenges Remain. Invited article. Alexander Graham Bell Assoc for the Deaf. Volta Voices, 10(3), 7-8.

Roush, J. and Harrison, M. (2002).  What parents want to know at diagnosis and during the first year.  Invited article. The Hearing Journal, 53(11), 56-60.

Roush, J.  (2000).  What happens after screening?  The Hearing Journal, 53(11), 56-60.  (Invited manuscript for special issue on Newborn Infant Hearing Screening).