James W. Hall III, Ph.D.

Dr. James W. Hall III received a B.S. in biology from American International College, a M.A. in speech-language pathology from Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. in audiology from Baylor College of Medicine, under the direction of Dr. James Jerger. Dr. Hall is a Clinical Professor of Audiology in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he maintains a clinical practice, participates in funded research projects, and serves as a clinical instructor and mentor in the Doctor of Audiology on-site and distance learning programs. Dr. Hall also holds an appointment as Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Dr. Hall is a founding member of the American Academy of Audiology, a member and fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, a previous fellow of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children, a member of the American Auditory Society, and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Hall was the Chair of the Board of Governors in the American Board of Audiology in 2010.

Dr. Hall’s main research interests are in the area of auditory neurophysiology, clinical assessment of auditory processing disorders and central auditory nervous system function, newborn hearing screening, tinnitus & hyperacusis, and the assessment and management of hearing in professional musicians. He is the author of over 120 journal articles, monographs, or book chapters, as well as the Handbook of Auditory Evoked Responses and Audiologists’ Desk Reference Volumes I and II, the Handbook of Otoacoustic Emissions, the New Handbook of Auditory Evoked Responses, and Objective Assessment of Hearing. Dr. Hall has also been featured as a medical advisor on National Public Radio broadcasts, Cable News Network (CNN) television reports, and local and state broadcast and print media. Dr. Hall has received many honors, including First Place Award for Outstanding Paper by the American Auditory Society/Ear and Hearing Journal (1983), Braintree Award for Outstanding Research in Traumatic Head Injury (1985), Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1985), Shock-Trauma Speech-Communications Disorders Research Award (1987), Editors Award of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (1997), and Superior Accomplishment Award in the College of Public Health and Health Professions (2002).