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Jozef John Zwislocki

Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Emeritus
Syracuse University
L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science

Institute for Sensory Research
621 Skytop Road
Syracuse, NY 13244-5290

Phone: 315.443.4164

Jozef John Zwislocki


Dipl. Electrical Engineering, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Sc. D. Technical Sciences, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

Past Academic Employment (selected)

University of Basel, Switzerland:
Head, Electroacoustic Lab. Dpt. of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (1945-1951)
Harvard University, U.S.A.:
Research Fellow, Psychoacoustic Laboratory, Dpt. of Experimental Psychology (1951-1957)
Syracuse University, U.S.A.:
Research Associate Professor of Audiology, Special Education (1957-1962)
Director, Bioacoustics Laboratory (1958-1963)
Professor of Electrical Engineering (1962-1973)
Founding Director, Institute for Sensory Research, Prof. Sensory Sciences (1973-1984)
Distinguished Prof. of Neuroscience (1988-1992)

Psychophysics and auditory biophysics. Research on the auditory system, its psychophysics, biophysics, and psychophysiology.

Membership in Professional Societies:

Acoustical Society of America
American Speach Language and Hearing Association
Charter Member:
Psychonomic Society
Society for Neuroscience
Elected Member:
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.)
Polish Academy of Sciences
New York Academy of Sciences
Collegium Oto-Rhino-Larygologicum Amicitiea Sacrum
American Otological Society (Associate Member)
Senior Member:
American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society of the Sigma Xi
Associetion for Research in Otolaryngology
American Auditory Society
Past Member:
International Society of Audiology
Eastern Psychological Association

Sigma Xi Rearch Award (1973)
International Centro Recerche e Studi Amplifon Prize (Italy, 1976)
Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement (Syracuse U., 1980)
Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award (1984)
First Békésy Medal (Acoustical Soc. of America, 1985)
Award of Merit (Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 1988)
Dr. h.c. (Adam Mickiewicz U., Poznan, Poland, 1991)
Kwiek Medal (Acoustics Insititute, Adam Mickiewicz U. Poznan, Poland, 1991)
Medal of the Medical Academy (Poznan, Poland)
Medal of the Acoustical Society of Poland (1991)
Hugh Knowles Prize (North Eastern U., 1992)
Carhart Memorial Lecture (American Auditory Society, 1992)


"Akustisches Schutzgerat für das Ohr" - Swiss Pat. No. 254103, 1948
"Electroakustischer Wandler" - Swiss Pat. No. 253511, 1948
"Apparecchio acoustico di protezion dell' orecchio" - Italian Pat. No. 453603, 1949
"Akustisches Schutzgerat für das Ohr" - German Pat. No. 843883, 1949
"Improvements in or Relating to Acoustic Ear Protectors" - British Pat. No. 643927, 1950
"Knochentelaphon" - Swiss Pat. No. 283260, 1952
"Horschutzgerat" - Swiss Pat. No. 287384, 1953
"Earplug" - U.S. Pat. No. 2,803,247, 1954
"Audiometer and Method of Audiometry" - U.S. Pat. No. 2,753,397, 1956
"Earplug" - U.S. Pat. No. 3,047,089, 1959
"Acoustic Bridge" - U.S. Pat. No. 3,294,193, 1966
"Layered Earplug" - U.S Pat. No.5,153,387, 1992
"Ear Muffler" - U. S. Pat. No. 5,824,967, 1998


Over 200 publications: articles in refereed journals, reports, handbook chapters, monographs (click here for the list).


1)  Auditory Sound Transmission; An Autobiographical Perspective, Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., Mahwah, New Jersey, 2002.

2)  Sensory Neuroscience; Four Laws of Psychophysics, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, New York, 2009.

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