Paul Rook, MS, CCC-A
After completing an undergraduate degree in zoology, Paul Rook, MS, HIS, earned his Master of Science Degree in Audiology at the University of South Florida. As a research project, he standardized the Myatt and Landes Picture Discrimination Test for preschool children. As a graduate student at USF, he was inducted into the academic Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Following his studies at USF, Paul extended his graduate studies to include speech and hearing science at the University of Tennessee, where he worked in the Noise Research Laboratory and the Adult Aural Rehabilitation Program. He is a past member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a Fellow and Life Member of the American Academy of Audiology, and a member of the Tennessee Hearing Society.
He served on the ASHA’s Audiology Standard Setting Study, and held several offices in the Tennessee Hearing Society, serving as president for three terms. He was a participant in the formation of the Mid America Conference on Hearing. Paul has served on the Medical Advisory Board of the Outpatient Diagnostic Center and has been active in state legislative issues regarding hearing healthcare. He has twice visited the SUVAG Polyclinic in Zagreb, Croatia.
Paul has presented papers on diverse topics in audiology, including cochlear dead regions, middle ear pathology, ethics, and proprietary and laboratory formulas for fitting hearing aids. Currently he is interested in the association between hearing loss and dementia. Paul worked for 21 years with a highly regarded ENT practice before transferring his practice to Blount Hearing and Speech.