Much of the ongoing research at the Ear Institute aims at understanding how the brain makes sense of sound. To this end, there are numerous studies focusing on investigating the genetic bases of human forms of deafness, investigating the development and morphology of the inner ear (as well as potential mechanisms of inner ear regeneration) and informing clinical studies designed to improve the diagnosis and management of hearing loss.
Investigators at the Ear Institute use many different techniques and models for these studies, ranging from fruit flies to behavioral tests in humans.
Find out more about ongoing research and mentors at the Ear Institute. The website also includes contact details for each mentor, whom you can contact for further information and project planning.