Ben was a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Acoustic Society of America, and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). In addition to these honors, he received a Fullbright Fellowship in 1955. His numerous awards include IEEE Achievement Award (1986) and IEEE Society Award from the Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing Society (1985). In 1997, he and Rader shared the first Kilby Signal Processing Medal awarded by IEEE.
Ben Gold was one of a small group of creative individuals who laid the theoretical foundations for the electronic devices and systems we use today.
Ben spent many years creating collages, which have been exhibited at various venues; he also painted with oil. He was a voracious reader and walker.
Ben leaves his wife of 60 years, Sylvia; two daughters, Laura and Lisa and their partners Collette and Karen; two grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca. He was predeceased by a son, Daniel.