Dr. Robinette has been a role model, a mentor, and an international leader in the field of audiology. Throughout his career he has been actively involved in research and professional service whether he was in the role of an educator, administrator, or clinical service provider. He has authored over 60 scholarly publications. His early work in amplification led to the development of advanced technology for digital hearing aids. As a matter of fact, he and his colleagues hold a patent on this work. He is known worldwide for his work with otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). His early rigorous work with OAEs did much to advance our understanding and use of OAEs. His book Otoacoustic Emissions: Clinical Applications, co-authored with Ted Glattke, is considered one of the authoritative texts on OAEs. His professional service is also quite impressive. He has held approximately 50 appointed or invited positions involving professional service at the local, state, national and international level. In fact, he has been a member of a professional committee, task force, panel, board, or working group every year since 1978. Dr. Robinette has enriched the lives of every student he has taught, every colleague he has worked with, and every patient he has provided care to, through his knowledge and personal character.