Paul Rook earned his Master of Science Degree in Audiology in 1974 at the University of South Florida. As a research project he standardized the Myatt and Landes Picture Discrimination Test for preschool children. While at the University of South Florida he was also inducted into the academic Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, a Fellow and Life Member of the American Academy of Audiology and is a member of the Tennessee Hearing Society. Paul continues to be active in the audiology community. He served on the ASHA’s Audiology Standard Setting Study and served two terms as President of the Tennessee Hearing Society. He has presented papers on various topics in audiology, including cochlear dead regions and middle ear pathology. Currently he is interested in the association between hearing loss and dementia.