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Rickie Ray Davis

Rickie Ray Davis, American speech and hearing researcher. Achievements include co-discovery of gene for susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss. Recipient achievement medal United States Public Health Service, 1989, 93, citation, 1990, 93.


  • Davis, Rickie Ray was born on April 28, 1951 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Newton E. and Marilyn Y. Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Washington State University, 1973. Master of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Technology Institute, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1981.


    • Research associate Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1982-1984. Instructor University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1984-1985. Senior scientist National Institute Occupational Safety & Health, Cincinnati, since 1985.

      Adjunct professor Linfield College, McMinville, Oregon, 1979-1980, University Cincinnati, since 1997. Volunteer assistant professor University Cincinnati School Medicine, since 1984. Scientists professional advisory committee to Surgeon General, 1993-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include co-discovery of gene for susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss.


    Assistant cubmaster Boy Scouts American, 1994. Science coordinator Partners in Education, Hyde Park Elementary School, 1992-1994. Member Association Research in Otolaryngology (education committee since 1993), Acoustical Society of America, Toastmasters.


    • Married Sharon E., September 1, 1973. Children: Gregory P., Alexander M.
    • father: Newton E.
    • mother: Marilyn Y. Davis
    • spouse: Sharon E.
    • children: Gregory P. Davis
    • Alexander M. Davis
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    Born April 28, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      Washington State University
    • 1975
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Technology Institute
    • 1981
      Ore. Health Sciences University
    • 1982 - 1984
      Research associate, Washington University Medical School
    • 1984 - 1985
      instructor, University Virginia
      Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
    • 1985
      senior, scientist National Institute Occupational Safety & Health
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States