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Charlie Rose TV program focuses on deafness and the cochlear implant

Charlie Rose interviews eminent auditory scientists on a program featuring a winner of the 2013 Lasker Medical Research Award for development of the cochlear implant. Watch the program here:

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Memoir Tells Remarkable Story of Success Despite Hearing Loss

“I have just finished reading “Song Without Words (Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through Life)” by Gerald Shea. This book has been very well researched and there is a great deal of valuable and interesting information in it. It’s a good … Continue reading

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Cochlear Implant Innovators Receive Prestigious Recognition

Three eminent scientists were presented with the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award in New York City on September 20, 2013 “for the development of the modern cochlear implant—a device that bestows hearing to individuals with profound deafness.” The Lasker Foundation … Continue reading

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Tinnitus Lecture

For those who are interested in “sitting in” on a professional and sophistcated lecture on tinnitus by one of the lead researcher in the field, here is a video by Richard Salvi, Ph.D., Hearing Research Lab, University of Buffao (NY). … Continue reading

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Mentorship of Young Investigators and NOHR

by Richard Salvi, Ph.D., Hearing Research Lab, University of Buffalo (NY) A few days ago, I received a phone call Gerry Fox, Director of NOHR informing me that two young investigators at the University at Buffalo, Dr. Wei Sun and … Continue reading

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Advance in Tinnitus-Prevention Research in the News

A team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, led by associate professor Thanos Tzounopoulos, reports promising work on drug-related treatment. Read the article:

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NOHR Announces 10 New Scientific Grants of $20,000 each

2013 RESEARCH AWARDS Adding adaptation to cochlear implant signal processing to enhance dynamic speech features – This proposal hopes to further improve cochlear implant performance using a new implant signal processing algorithm. – Mahan Azadpour, Ph.D. (Syracuse University) Characterization of … Continue reading

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Seeing at the Speed of Sound

A wonderful article in the March/April 2013 issue of Stanford alumni magazine by Rachel Kolb, about her experiences with lipreading. Rachel is a graduate student in English from Albuquerque, N.M., and a Stanford magazine intern.  

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Doctors on the move

John Niparko, M.D., formerly of Johns Hopkins, is now professor and chair in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Lloyd B. Minor, M.D., who was provost at Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

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Impact of a NOHR Grant on a career in auditory science

Dear Gerry, Thanks for paying a visit to the Center for Hearing and Balance at Johns Hopkins recently. I very much enjoyed our conversation. I’d mentioned that I’d received support from the National Organization for Hearing Research/ Geraldine Dietz Fox … Continue reading

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