Lu Beck’s innumerable contributions to audiology place her among the best of the best in our profession. Through her efforts, directly and indirectly, she has influenced the path that the profession of audiology has taken and will take in the future. She fought for the acceptance of the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree and continues to fight as it is implemented. The level of private and public hearing health care delivery in the United States has been raised through her labors. She fought for and obtained the right for patients in the VA to seek direct access to audiology services. She is viewed as an expert because of her depth of knowledge, her strong research record, and most notably, because of her vision for hearing health care. Beck’s commitment to the field of hearing, the profession of audiology, and the Academy are without parallel.