About Frank Musiek

Dr. Frank Musiek is a renowned hearing researcher, scholar, teacher and clinical audiologist. His research on electrophysiology and central auditory processing has led to the discovery and implementation of numerous tools that are widely used for assessment of the auditory brainstem and central auditory pathways. His research career has contributed in a substantial way to our fundamental understanding of the anatomy, physiology and neurophysiology of the human auditory system. In addition to his immense contributions to clinical science and practice, Dr. Musiek has demonstrated an untiring dedication to educating students, from undergraduates to postdoctoral research associates and medical students.

Dr. Musiek has published over 180 refereed articles and presented at nearly 350 invited lectures and seminars and over 400 papers at national and international conferences, research symposia and other venues around the world. He has developed four clinical audiologic tests, three of which are mainstays of the clinical central auditory test battery. He has published eleven books and authored no fewer than 60 book chapters. His keen research and insight into the areas of central auditory processing and dysfunction, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system and hearing assessment and diagnosis have earned him a national and international reputation as an authority on the human auditory system and hearing.

Major Awards 

“Giants in Audiology” Interview, Selected by “This Week in Hearing Podcast”, January, 2023

Recipient of Royal Arch Masons Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Research on Central Auditory Processing and Neuroaudiology, 2020.

Recipient of ASHA Honors of the Association for Audiology and Auditory Neuroscience, 2010

Recipient of the James Jerger Career Award Research in Audiology, 2007 

Erskine Fellowship, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, Spring 2008

Book of the Year Award (Awarded by the Essential Language, Speech, and Hearing Bookshelf, March 2008) for:

Language, Speech, and Hearing, 2007

Handbook of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders, Volume 1: Neuroscience and Diagnosis by Frank E. Musiek & Gail Chermak

Handbook of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders, Volume 2: Comprehensive Intervention by Gail Chermak & Frank E. Musiek

"Friends For Ever" Award (Science), Institute for Auditory Physiology and Pathology, Presented at the Eighth International Conference for Diagnosis and Treatment of Auditory Disorders - Warsaw, Poland, May 20, 2005

Baylor College of Medicine, James Jerger Lecturer, 1996

Edinboro University Outstanding Alumni Award (Natural Sciences), 1995

Case Western Reserve University's 50th Anniversary Lecturer in Audiology, 1990

Case Western Reserve University, Distinguished Alumni, Department of Communication Sciences, 1990

Editor's Special Award, Ear and Hearing, 1987

Elected Follow of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, 1986

Henry Heyl Research Award, Hitchcock Foundation, 1985

The President's Volunteer Action Award, as a member of Infant Hearing Assessment Volunteers, 1983

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology from the New Hampshire Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, 1983

The Otoscope Award for Outstanding Research Proposal, the EAR Foundation, Nashville, Tennessee, 1982