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Hirsh, Ira J.
Oral history interview with Ira Hirsh, 1994 June 9.
Childhood in New York; early interest in music and drama; high school education; New York State College for Teachers at Albany (B.A.); Graduate work on experimental phonetics at Northwestern (M.A.); Air Force service, including Army Medical Department's work on hearing aids; Employment and Ph.D. training in psychology at Harvard University's Psychoacoustic Laboratory (P.A.L.); Harvard post doc, including hush-a-phone project; publication of "The Measurement of Hearing:, summer teacing at University of Michigan; career at Central Institute for the Deaf (CID); psychoacoustics research; influence of Hal Davis and Dick Silverman on career; success of CID; Washington University, including campus demonstrations against Vietnam war; membership to the Acoustical Society of America (ASA); critique of later direction taken by ASA; membership to American Speech and Hearing Association, American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and the National Academy of Sciences (including National Research Council); editor of "Psychological and Physiological Acoustics"; marriage, children, and grandchildren; wife's career; favorite books, music, artists, entertainers, and hobbies; future plans. Also prominently mentioned are Edwin G. Boring, Ray Carhart, Donald Eldridge, J.C.R. Licklider, George Miller, Eddie Newman, and S.S. (Smitty) Stevens.
Boring, Edwin Garrigues, 1886-1968
Carhart, Ray
Davis, Hallowell, 1896-1992-
Eldridge, Donald
Hirsh, Ira J.
Licklider, J. C. R.
Miller, George
Newman, Eddie
Silverman, Dick
Stevens, S. S. (Stanley Smith), 1906-1973.
Acoustical Society of America
American Physiological Association.
Central Institute for the Deaf (St. Louis, Mo.)
Harvard University.
Harvard University. Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory.
National Research Council (U.S.)
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
State University College at Albany.
United States. Air Force
United States. Army Medical Dept.
University of Michigan.
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)
The measurement of hearing.
Hearing aids.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements.
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Green, David., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA