Gloria Hoversten, JTC’s First Audiologist, Dies at 87
Posted on August 30 2010, 2:31:25 PM | Posted by jtcweb
Gloria H. Hoversten, MA, CCC-A
February 21, 1923—August 23, 2010
With deep sadness, we report that Gloria Hoversten passed away last Monday night. Gloria was a giant force in our field, though a quiet and unassuming one. As project director on the Test of Auditory Comprehension and the Auditory Skills Curriculum of the Auditory Skills Instructional Planning System, she brought together the expertise of teachers, audiologists, and researchers, including Daniel Ling and Doreen Pollack, to create the world’s first auditory skills curriculum for children with hearing loss. She applied the latest theories, theories that are still current, on speech acoustics and speech perception to the development of auditory skills.
She was also John Tracy Clinic’s first audiologist. Hired in 1953, she worked as an audiologist, a rehabilitative specialist, and a researcher. She co-authored several research articles while at JTC, along with JTC’s director, Edgar Lowell, and established the norms for infant audiometric testing at JTC.
Photo caption: Gloria Hoversten at John Tracy Clinic, 1953