Marion P. Downs has been a maverick in the field of pediatric audiology for nearly sixty years. As a result of her work, 90% of all newborns in America are screened for hearing loss. She has retired many times, but none of them took. Instead, she has won several gold medals for tennis in the Senior Olympics, completed a mini-triathlon at the age of eighty-nine, and skydived from a plane at the age of ninety. She has been featured on NPR and lives in Boulder, Colorado.