Kresge Hearing Research Institute

Our research programs include multi-disciplinary projects in behavior, morphology, physiology, molecular biology and genetics, bioengineering, pharmacology and biochemistry. They are detailed on the web pages of the individual laboratories but a general overview may be helpful here.

The last decade has brought impressive progress in the basic auditory sciences and in the understanding of the pathological processes that affect the hearing and balance functions of the ear. This progress has now paved the way for translating the results of basic biological and genetic research to clinical uses that will result in improved health care and enhanced quality of life for our population. Like the basic research leading to it, successful translation from laboratory to clinic requires state-of-the-art interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists and physicians. KHRI attempts to provide the resources and environment both for basic research and for spanning the gap between fundamental research and clinical application.

To learn more please visit the main KHRI web site here.