USAPHC retiree receives audiology award
August 15, 2013
Dr. Donald R. Ciliax, retired Army colonel, was presented with the Military Audiology Association Founders Award during an award ceremony on July 9 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The Founder's Award is presented to a current MAA member for overall excellence as a notable contributor to the advancement of professional issues related to audiology, hearing conservation, or hearing science. Dr. Ciliax was nominated for this award by a U.S. Navy colleague. This the only time, in the history of the Military Audiology Association, that a recipient will be presented the same DoD award twice.
Dr. Ciliax is a founding father of Army Audiology, serving 46 years as an Army Audiologist, Department of the Army Civilian Hearing Conservation Consultant, and ORISE Knowledge Preservation Program contractor. He retired from USAPHC in March 2013. Dr. Ciliax has mentored entire generations of uniformed and civilian DoD audiologists and earned this recognition for his long-lasting contributions to the field of military audiology.