Dr. Robert Jahrsdoerfer, a legend in the hearing loss industry passes away on Monday, March 17th, 2014

Thank you to Dr. Matthew Carfrae of the University of Virginia for letting us know about Dr. Jahrsdoerfer’s passing.

Dr. Robert Jahrsdoerfer, the pioneer of the canalplasty technique

Dr. Robert Jahrsdoerfer, the pioneer of the canalplasty technique

On Monday, Dr. Robert Jahrsdoerfer passed away. Dr. Jarsdoerfer was the one ENT/Otologist who developed the canalplasty technique. Many ENTs trained with Dr. Jahrsdoerfer, learning his skills to help restore hearing loss. Some ENT Otologists who learned from Dr. Jahrsdoerfer include Dr. Joseph Roberson, Dr. Brad Kesser, Dr. Matthew Carfrae, and many others. The J scale is named after Dr. Jahrsdoerfer (the scale that Otologists use to determine if a child or adult is a candidate for canalplasty). I am certain this is a very sad week and such a sad loss for so many friends and families and the colleagues in the hearing loss industry who knew him personally and knew of his amazing work. Thank you Dr. Jahrsdoerfer for your skill, talent, and passion for wanting to help so many hear in life. You will forever be amazing and a legend at that. Thank you for touching so many lives. May your work live on forever. You will be missed.
– Melissa Tumblin, Founder of Ear Community and the Microtia and Atresia Support Group on Facebook

Dr. Robert Albert Jahrsdoerfer Dr. Robert Albert Jahrsdoerfer, “Dr. J,” 83, of Afton, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born on June 10, 1930, to the late Remig and Lucy Jahrsdoerfer. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Carol A. Jahrsdoerfer; four daughters, Alexa Jahrsdoerfer of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Sonja Jahrsdoerfer of Randlett, Utah, Alison Jahrsdoerfer and her husband, Martin, of Cupertino, California, and Laura Fisher of Cos Cob, Connecticut; two sons, Bob Jahrsdoerfer of Crozet, Virginia, and Michael Fisher of Staunton, Virginia; son-in-law, Rodney Pace of Fluvanna County; grandchildren, Jessica Jahrsdoerfer of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Jacob Pace of Fluvanna County, and Nicholas Garrett Davis of Cos Cob, Connecticut; many nieces and nephews; and a host of dear friends around the world. Robert was a world-renowned Otologist. He gave the gift of hearing to thousands. Robert was a Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston and the University of Virginia. He loved his dogs, work, wife, and children. Robert was an avid athlete and sports fan, Wahoo-Wah!! A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 5 p.m. at Teague Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Teague Funeral Home. Donations may be made in Dr. J’s honor to Hospice of the Piedmont. Friends may sign the guestbook at teaguefuneralhome.com.

Rest in peace Dr. Jahrsdoerfer,
Melissa Tumblin
Founder of Ear Community

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