Dr. Ted Glattke was Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from 1973 until he retired in 2007. He was an internationally recognized scientist known for his broad knowledge of hearing science, and specifically for his contributions to the physiologic evaluation of the auditory and vestibular systems. Many students remember Dr. Glattke for his excellence in teaching anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism, as well as the fundamentals of instrumentation for speech and hearing sciences. Dr. Glattke was a leader in the profession, serving as Associate Editor and then Editor of the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research and Editor of the Journal of Communication Disorders. Dr. Glattke was a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and received the Honors of the Association in 1998. Dr. Glattke was the author/editor of several textbooks, including his contribution to the book Otoacoustic Emissions, Clinical Applications (M. Robinette, Ed.) continues to be an important reference among students and clinicians.
In his retirement, Dr. Glattke turned his attention to working with underserved populations in Sonora, Mexico, where he provides hearing evaluations and hearing aids to those who would otherwise not have access to the services.