Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University
PO Box 870102
Tempe, AZ 85287
Sid Bacon served as the Dean of Natural Sciences for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from December 2006 - June 2011. He oversaw the largest division in the college, with about 350 track faculty and annual research expenditures of $75 million. His own research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health; it focuses on the normal process of hearing and the effects of cochlear damage on that processing. He recently initiated a newly funded research program on electric-acoustic hearing.
Bacon joined the faculty at ASU in 1988, after having served as a professor and director of research at Vanderbilt University. He has held various leadership roles at ASU, including chair of the department of speech and hearing science. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Temporal processing in the normal and impaired auditory systems; compression in auditory processing, electric-acousting hearing; temporal processing in understanding speech