Mead C. Killion, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Mead Killion is the founder and chief technology officer of Etymotic Research, Inc. Killion helped design several generations of hearing aid microphones, earphones and integrated circuit amplifiers. He has 67 U.S. patents. He has a long-standing interest in sound quality, particularly as experienced by the hearing aid user and by those listening to music through earphones. He presently is developing electronic ear-protection for use by deployed soldiers who cannot compromise situational awareness.
|AB||Mathematics, Wabash College, 1961|
|MS||Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1970|
|PhD||Audiology, Northwestern University, 1979|
|ScD||(Honorary Doctor of Science), Wabash College, May 18, 1997|
Killion MC (2009): "What Special Hearing Aid Properties Do Performing Musicians Require?" Hear Rev 16(2), 20-31.
Killion MC and Mueller HG (2010): "Twenty years later: A NEW Count-The-Dots Method" Hear J 63(1), 10-17.
Awards and Honors
February 24, 2010 : Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award for Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention in the Manufacturing Sector – Presented by NIOSH and NHCA
March 5, 2010 : American Auditory Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Recent Grants and Funding
Second Generation Companion Mics System, SBIR grant pending
Advanced Topics in Amplification