Doreen Pollack
Medical Professional
1921 - 2005

Pollack’s groundbreaking textbook on the auditory-verbal approach in 1970 became the number one book used internationally in universities and professional training programs.

Doreen M. Pollack was a dedicated medical professional who helped people to reach their full potential. As a trailblazer, she challenged the medical community’s conventional belief that there was no effective treatment for the profoundly deaf. Families and audiologists came to Denver from throughout the world to attend Pollack’s workshops. Pollack’s methods led to the establishment of the Listen Foundation, an organization providing funding for children in need of therapy for nearly 50 years.

“Doreen left a legacy to all of us who will always be indebted to her for giving us lives full of sounds that have meaning, are full of friendships, and love. Doreen Pollack instilled in me perseverance, dedication …and a belief that I could become the person I was meant to be.” — Former Student

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