Ctr. for Res. in Speech and Hear. Sci., City Univ. of New York, Graduate School and University Center, 33 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
Harvey Fletcher was not only an outstanding researcher and director of one of the world's leading research laboratories, but was also an inspiring teacher and mentor. Vern Knudsen was one of many outstanding researchers who were deeply influenced by Fletcher. Knudsen's contributions in architectural acoustics, psychoacoustics, audiometry, hearing aids, and tactile stimulation were of groundbreaking importance and reflected Fletcher's remarkable influence. As a close disciple of Fletcher, Knudsen was also in a position to learn about many of Fletcher's other accomplishments which were substantial, but unknown to the outside world.