Harry Levitt PhD, Chief Scientist with company Advanced Hearing Concepts Inc. located in Bodega Bay, CA. Dr. Levitt was a researcher at Bell Laboratories in the 1960’s, He helped develop special- purpose telephones for people with hearing loss, in addition to his basic research in speech and hearing. He worked their for quite some time before he left and headed to the Digital Sensory Aids Laboratory at the City University of New York. The City University of New York is the public university system of New York City, and the largest urban university in the United States. He was also Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement from 1980 to 2000, when he retired from his academic life. The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement is a national project funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the U.S. Department of Education with a mission of finding technological solutions for people with hearing loss. They conduct research, hold seminars and training sessions, disseminate the results of our research, and provide information to users on amplification and assistive technology.

Dr. Levitt has made significant contributions in applying digital technology for improving auditory rehabilitation and has received many awards for his research, including the Fletcher Award in Technical Application from the New York League for the Hard of Hearing, World Rehabilitation Fund Fellow, Winner, Johns Hopkins University National Search for Applications of Personal Computing to Aid the Handicapped, Professional Achievement Award, New York City Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Honors of the Society, New York State Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health, Special Friend of People with Hearing Loss from Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, SHHH, New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, Life Achievement Award, American Auditory Society, and the James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology, American Academy of Audiology. In 2002, he founded Advanced Hearing Concepts, a research company dedicated to the application of digital technology to help people with hearing loss. Read My Quips was developed by Advanced Hearing Concepts under a research grant from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Levitt played a important role in the development of the digital hearing aid and has developed advanced methods of digital signal processing for hearing aids, cochlear implants, and new methods of hearing measurement.

Newsworthy Publishing is honored to present Dr. Harry Levitt after all his remarkable and amazing work that he has accomplished.