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Donald Goldberg, PhD

Donald Goldberg, PhD
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Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Auditory-based Therapy
  • Cochlear Implants
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Deafness
  • Hearing Loss
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About Donald Goldberg, PhD

Donald M. Goldberg, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, FAAA, Cert AVT, is a Staff Consultant for the Head and Neck Institute's Hearing Implant Program. Dr. Goldberg is a world leader in the assessment of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children and adult patients who are deaf or hard of hearing, and the auditory-based (re)habilitation of patients who are recipients of unilateral or bilateral (both simultaneous and sequential) cochlear implants.

Co-Author of Educational Audiology for the Limited Hearing Infant and Preschooler: An Auditory-Verbal Approach (Pollack, Goldberg, and Caleffe-Schenck, 1997), Goldberg is the author of numerous research articles and is an international/national/local presenter in the areas of cochlear implants, auditory-verbal therapy, speech-language-auditory assessment, educational audiology and counseling.

Dr. Goldberg will assume the role of President of the A.G Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in June 2012.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Florida
Doctor of Philosophy Speech
Gainesville, FL USA

Graduate School - University of Florida
Gainesville, FL USA

Undergraduate - Lafayette College
Easton, PA USA


  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and Speech Pathology

Specialty Interests

Deafness, hearing loss, cochlear implants

Innovations & Patents

  • One of  approximately 600 Listening for Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapists (LSLS Cert. AVT) in the world.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/28/2010, Dr. Goldberg has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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