Jackson Roush, PhD

Professor; CCC – Audiology
Phone: (919) 966-9467
Fax: (919) 966-0100
Email: jroush@med.unc.edu
Office Location:
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences
3105 Bondurant Hall
CB# 7190 University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1981, Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • MA, Western Michigan University, 1976, Audiology
  • BS, Western Michigan University, 1975, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Personal Statement

Jackson Roush, PhD, is Professor and Director of the North Carolina LEND Program (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) which is based at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. With funding from the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, he also directs a supplemental grant to NC-LEND for training audiology students to work with children who have autism and other developmental disabilities in addition to hearing loss.

Dr. Roush has been an audiologist for more than 35 years. He has published and presented extensively on a variety of topics related to pediatric audiology and hearing loss in children. He is actively involved in several state and national organizations committed to improving early identification and intervention for children with hearing loss and their families, and he currently serves as Co-Chair of the EHDI Advisory Board for North Carolina.

Dr. Roush is an ASHA Fellow, a Fellow of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and a 2007 recipient of the Presidential Award from the American Academy of Audiology.

Courses Taught

  • SPHS 582 (undergraduate): Introduction to Audiology
  • SPHS 710 (graduate): Audiologic Assessment I (with Dr. Mundy)
  • SPHS 811 (graduate): Pediatric Audiology
  • SPHS 888 (graduate): Developmental Disabilities in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children I
  • SPHS 889 (graduate): Developmental Disabilities in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children II

Research/Professional Interests

  • Pediatric audiology
  • Newborn hearing screening and diagnosis
  • Public policy related to early hearing detection and intervention
  • Developmental disabilities in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Auditory Society


Jackson Roush