Richard Seewald, PhD, holds a Canada Research Chair in Childhood Hearing at the National Centre for Audiology in London, Ontario, Canada. He is also a Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario. For the past 30 years, Dr. Seewald's work has focused on issues that pertain to the selection and fitting of amplification in infants and young children who have hearing loss and is known internationally for his work in developing the Desired Sensation Level (DSL) Method for pediatric hearing instrument fitting. In addition to his numerous publications and presentations, Dr. Seewald has recently chaired and edited the proceedings from four international conferences on early intervention. He serves as a Consultant to the Ontario Infant Hearing Program and is a member of the Canadian Working Group on Childhood Hearing. Dr. Seewald recently received the prestigious International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology for his pioneering work in the field of pediatric audiology.