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Professor Emeritus, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Phone: (919) 966-9467
Fax: (919) 966-0100
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, Speech and Hearing Sciences 1981
  • MA, Western Michigan University, Audiology 1976
  • BS, Western Michigan University, Speech Pathology and Audiology 1975

Personal Statement

Jackson Roush, PhD, is Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Section Head for Audiology at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD). With funding from the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau and from the US Department of Education, he directs two training grants designed to prepare graduate students in audiology and speech-language pathology to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Dr. Roush has been an audiologist for 40 years and has published and presented extensively on a variety of topics related to newborn hearing screening, diagnosis, and intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing including those with co-occurring conditions.  He is actively involved in several state and national organizations committed to improving early identification of hearing loss, 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, a 2007 recipient of the Presidential Award from the American Academy of Audiology, and a 2019 recipient of the CIDD Impact Award for outstanding contributions in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Courses Taught

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