Administrative / Biographical History

Ewing was a pioneer in the education of the deaf and started a famous audiology clinic in Manchester. He graduated at Edinburgh and worked at the Royal Institute of the Deaf there. In 1920 he took a one year course in Manchester under Miss Irene Goldsack, and gained a first class in the Teacher's Diploma and University Certificate for Teachers of the Deaf. In 1922 Ewing returned to Manchester and married Irene Goldsack, opening his audiology clinic in 1922. With the encouragement of J.S.B. Stopford, Ewing undertook a PhD in the Faculty of Medicine at Manchester. In 1926 he became an assistant lecturer in speech training and carried on building up his reputation. Ewing was appointed director of the Department of the Education of the Deaf in 1944, being promoted to professor in 1949. Ewing developed the Department bringing in staff and students, and initiating research. Along with his wife, he had an international reputation and they lectured around the world. When Ewing retired in 1964 he was appointed Emeritus Professor of the University of Manchester and gained an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in 1967.

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See also MMC/1/EwingA .

JRUL also has custody of papers of Sir Alexander and Irene Ewing.