Richard Seewald, PhD
Richard Seewald, PhD, is a distinguished university professor emeritus in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a research associate at the National Centre for Audiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario. For the past 40 years, Dr. Seewald's work has focused on issues that pertain to the selection and fitting of amplification for infants and young children. He is known internationally for his work in developing the Desired Sensation Level (DSL) Method for pediatric hearing instrument fitting. Dr. Seewald has received numerous awards for his work with children including the Honors of the Canadian Academy of Audiology and the Canadian Speech, Language and Hearing Association, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Dalhousie University, and the prestigious International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology for his pioneering work in the field of pediatric audiology. In his retirement, Dr. Seewald serves on the Advisory Board of the Hear the World Foundation.