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William W. Clark, PhD
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8042
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Phone: (314) 747-0101
Fax: (314) 747-0105

Our Faculty

William W. Clark, PhD

Current Position:
Director, Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Professor, Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (Joint)
Professor, Department of Education (Joint)

  • BA, Psychology, University of Michigan, 1969
  • MS, Physiological Acoustics, University of Michigan, 1973
  • PhD, Physiological Acoustics, University of Michigan, 1975
Research Interests:

Noise-induced hearing loss (occupational and non-occupational), auditory physiology, cochlear biomechanics, acoustics



Clark, W.W. & Ohlemiller, K.K. (2007).  Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing for Audiologists.  Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.

Book Chapters:

Clark,W.W. and Cox, J.R.  (2012). “Noise and ultrasound.”  Chapter 99, Patty’s Toxicology, Sixth Edition, (pp 79-108). Edited by Eula Bingham, Barbara Cohrssen, and Charles H. Powell. John Wiley and Sons.

Gates, G.A. and Clark, W.W. (2010).  “Occupational Hearing Loss.” Current Occupational and Environmental Medicine,  Fourth Edition.  McGraw-Hill Companies, in press.


Dobie, R.A., and Clark, W.W. (2015).  “Response to Suter and NIOSH”.  Ear and Hearing, 36(4), 492–495.

Dobie, R.A., Clark, W.W. (2014).  “Exchange rates for intermittent and fluctuating occupational noise: A systematic review of studies of human permanent threshold shift.”  Ear and Hearing, 35(1), 86-96.

Fernandez EA, Ohlemiller KK, Gagnon PM, Clark WW. (2010). “Protection against noise-induced hearing loss in young CBA/J mice by low-dose kanamycin.” J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. Jun; 11(2):235-44. Epub 2010 Jan 22.

Clark, W.W., Bohl, C.W. (2005).  “Hearing levels of firefighters: risk of occupational noise induced hearing loss assessed by cross-sectional and longitudinal data.”  Ear & Hearing, 236, 1-14.

Clark, W.W. (2004).  “Personal glimpses of Ira Hirsh: covariance of perception and reality”.  Seminars in Hearing, 25, 209-214.

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