Hearing Research

The Studies

Hearing disorders of many types begin in the inner ear, but have long-term effects in the brain. The Hearing Research Focus Area at NEOMED seeks to deepen the understanding of how the central nervous system functions in association with hearing, communication and swallowing, how it is affected by hearing disorders, and how manipulation of the central nervous systems may improve these disorders.

The Statistics

2x

Men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss among adults aged 20-69.

1 in 12

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. children ages 3-17 has had a disorder related to voice, speech, language or swallowing in the past 12 months.

50M+

Over 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

The Scientists

Researchers in the Hearing Research Focus Area are interested in how the central nervous system functions in association with hearing and vocal communication, how it is affected by hearing disorders, and how interventions of the peripheral and central nervous systems may ameliorate hearing disorders.

The Stories

Contact

Jeffrey Wenstrup, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Phone: 330.325.6630
Email: jjw@neomed.edu

Hearing Research

Research at NEOMED