William W. Clark, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology


Biology of Hearing



Degree Program


PACS 421: Electroacoustics

PACS 511: Hearing Conservation

Additional Titles

  • Professor of Audiology and Communication Sciences
  • Professor of Education

Mailing Address


  • 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.