In memoriam: Dr. Sigfrid Soli

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the passing away of our esteemed colleague Dr. Sigfrid (Sig) Soli.  We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to Sig’s family, friends and colleagues. He will be sorely missed

Sig was an Adjunct Professor in the School for many years. Until very recently, he had been collaborating with School colleagues and students on several projects related to speech perception in noise. Prior to joining our School, Sig held positions as a research scientist, first at 3M, and then at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, CA. He was widely known, and very much respected member of the hearing research community.

In recent years, a major focus of his work involved in the development of multilingual versions of the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) in order to provide clinicians and their clients with a standardized tool that could be used for clinical assessment in a variety of languages.

At our School, he generously shared his vast knowledge of the field with anyone who had an interest in the assessment of hearing, and particularly of speech perception abilities.

He will be remembered for his sharp mind, and an uncommon ability to translate research findings into practical applications that have improved the quality of life for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Both students and colleagues greatly benefitted from his kind and supportive attitude.

More information about Sig’s distinguished career and his personal life can be found here.