Larry E. Humes is currently Distinguished Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University. He received his Master’s degree in clinical audiology from Central Michigan University and his Ph.D. in audiology and hearing science from Northwestern University. He has been at Indiana University since 1986, serving as department chair from 1996-2001, and prior to that was on the faculty at Vanderbilt University for eight years. He has served on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and the Australian Journal of Audiology, as Section Editor or Associate Editor for Ear and Hearing and the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, and as Editor-for-Hearing for the latter journal. Professor Humes chaired a committee of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine whose report examined evidence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus in military veterans since the 1940s. He has over 160 scholarly publications and more than 230 presentations on a variety of topics in audiology and hearing science. His most recent research activities have been focused on age-related changes in auditory perception, including speech-recognition ability, and on outcome measures for hearing aids. Professor Humes is a Fellow of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (ICRA), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the Acoustical Society of America. He received the Honors of the Association from ASHA in 2007 and was awarded the Alfred E. Kawana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publications from ASHA in 2008. In 2008, he received the James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology from the American Academy of Audiology and a Presidential Award from the academy in 2010. Dr. Humes is currently serving as Editor of the American Journal of Audiology for the 2012-2014 term.