Research at the Ear Institute
is truly interdisciplinary; studies aimed at understanding the genetic
bases of human forms of deafness inform clinical investigations
designed to provide early warning to individuals and families most
susceptible to age-related or noise-induced hearing loss; investigations
into the development of the inner ear, and its potential for repair
and regeneration, cross the boundaries of individual research labs
and ensure that progress in one discipline informs research in another.
Laboratories investigating important functions in hearing that arise
at different brain centres share resources, facilities and personnel.
This interdisciplinary approach enables individual laboratories
to pool their expertise, solving problems that may be too big for
any one laboratory to solve. In addition, collaborations with partners
in other UCL departments, centres and institutes, and across the
world, ensure that research at the Ear Institute remains at the
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