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John Stephen Sinclair

John Stephen Sinclair, American audiologist, educator. Recipient Outstanding Faculty award National Center Deafness, 1993.


Sinclair, John Stephen was born on December 1, 1947 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of Gilbert Emerson and Clara Mae (Strubinger) Sinclair.


Bachelor of Arts Redlands, 1969. Master of Science, University Redlands, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1980.


Professor audiology, chair department committee disorders and science, California State University, Northridge, since 1980;forensic audiologist, Associated Specialists in Hearing, Los Angeles, 1983-1989;consultant in audiology and hearing conservation, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Burbank, California, 1985-1993;consultant in audiology and hearing conservation, Medical Research Consultation Associations, Tarzana, California, 1990-1994. Co-investigator Use of Hearing Aids in Schools, Siemens Corporation, 1978, Auditory Trainers in Schools, United States Office of Education, 1979, multi-channel cochlear implant, Humana Hospital-West Hills, 1985. Principal investigator Auditory Trainers, United States Office of Education, 1979.

Member institutional review committee Columbia Medical Center and Hospital West Hills, Canoga Park, California, since 1985. Consultant in hearing conservation Vector Hearing Management, Inc., Newport Beach, California, 1982-1989. Member professional advisory board Tripod School for Deaf, Burbank, California, 1990-1997.

Member speech-language pathology and audiology board California Department of Consumer Affairs, since 1994, chair, since 1995. Professional advisory board Symphonix Devices, Inc., San Jose, California, since 1998.


Served to captain United States Army, 1974-1976, lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve, since 1976. Fellow American Academy Audiology. Member American National Standards Institute (chairman working group auditory trainers 1981-1987), American Speech and Hearing Association, American Auditory Society, Acoustical Society of America, Military Audiology Association, California Speech and Hearing Association.

Club: Magic Castle (Hollywood, California).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: magic, hiking, reading.


Married Joan Michele Mahon, December 29, 1972. Children: Betsy, Laura, Andrew.