Michael J. Cevette, PhD
Dr. Cevette is the director of audiology within the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. He holds affiliated faculty positions in several universities including Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, the University of Northern Colorado, and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas. He also holds a joint appointment in the Division of Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine at the Scottsdale Mayo Clinic. Since 2006, Dr. Cevette has been a leader and developer of the Mayo Clinic’s aerospace medicine and vestibular research laboratory which is to become the monitoring ground station for the health of the civilian space travelers of tomorrow.
Dr. Cevette is an internationally acclaimed clinician, educator, and scientist who has made a broad variety of innovative and insightful contributions to the fields of audiology and vestibular assessment. Widely acknowledged for his research in vestibular testing, he has also contributed significantly to the areas of auditory electrophysiology, ototoxicity, immitance, tinnitus, aural rehabilitation, and pediatric hearing loss. He is an accomplished author having published an impressive number of research articles, book chapters, and two textbooks. He is a greatly respected clinician and educator who has been a mentor to over 100 students and is a highly sought speaker for national and international conferences. He holds a number of patents and more than 30 invention disclosures related to his contributions in audiology, the vestibular system, and the field of aerospace medicine. His research efforts have been supported by grants from numerous federal health agencies including the United States Air Force, United States Navy, United States Army, NASA, and Boeing.
Throughout his career, he has given freely of his time and expertise to serve on Academy committees, participate as a reviewer and contributor to numerous academic journals, and serve as the administrative director of departmental activities. Dr. Cevette is known for his intellect and integrity, focused enthusiasm, incredible energy, and pleasant touch of humor. Additionally, he is a marathon runner and Iron Man triathlete. He is truly an international resource who has helped make audiology a visible and viable profession.