The AES recognizes and honors those who have made outstanding
contributions to the field of audio in engineering, technology,
service, and the arts through its Awards Program.
In 2008, Guenther Theile was presented with the
AES Silver Medal Award for outstanding contributions, sustained over more than 25 years, to research on stereophony, binaural and multichannel sound involving perception, standardization, audio recording, and reproduction systems related to broadcasting.