Our research uses molecular genetic and biologic methods to identify genes critical for hearing. We are investigating virally mediated gene therapy to regenerate spiral (cochlear) ganglia—cells that transport sound from the cochlea to the brain—to enable hearing in children born with genetic hearing loss. Our scientists are also studying age-related hearing loss to improve quality of life and reduce associated conditions, such as social isolation, depression, and dementia.

Faculty Active in Otology Research

The following faculty members are actively conducting research in otology.