Gary P. Jacobson Biography
Gary P. Jacobson is a professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and director of the Division of Audiology at Vanderbilt University. He is also codirector of the Division of Vestibular Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to this he was the director of the Division of Audiology for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. He received his PhD from Kent State University in 1978.
Jacobson is a Fellow of both the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. He was a past president of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring, served on the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the American Tinnitus Association, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology.
He is a past editor of the American Journal of Audiology (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) and a past associate editor (Electrophysiology) for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA). He serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Seminars in Hearing and is an ad hoc reviewer for 10 other scientific journals.
He was the recipient of the JAAA Editor’s Award (1999) and the Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology (2002) from the American Academy of Audiology, and in 2010 he was awarded the Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Jacobson has authored and coauthored over 140 publications that cover the areas of tinnitus, dizziness, auditory function, outcome measures development, brain mapping, and intraoperative neurophysiology. He is coeditor of the textbooks Handbook of Balance Function Testing (Delmar Thomson) and Balance Function Assessment and Management (Plural).