Tag: inner ear



NIDCD Scientific Director, Andrew Griffith, Steps Down

A geneticist and otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, Griffith has spent two decades as a principal investigator at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), during which he led the NIDCD intramural program as the scientific director for 11 years.

Researchers Map Functioning of Inner Ear

A team led by Professor Karen B. Avraham, vice dean of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, has now created the first map of “methylation”–one of the body’s main epigenetic signals–that reflects the functioning of the inner ear in its entirety.

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Composing with Hearing Loss

Composing music when you have a severe hearing loss can be a real challenge. For example, one has to listen with high acuity to the musical tracks using headphones or in-ear monitors that, by nature, make hearing aid use very difficult or impossible. Here are some insights from an accomplished composer who has devised several solutions for the creation of great music.

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