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Peter Steyger 2010Peter Steyger's research on hearing is very personal.

That's because Peter Steyger, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, and a research scientist with the Oregon Hearing Research Center — is deaf.

Now Dr. Steyger has published groundbreaking research that is as personal as it gets. The study gives scientists new insight into why a specific class of antibiotics causes deafness — the same class of antibiotics that caused Steyger's deafness as a child in England 48 years ago. The study was published this month in Scientific Reports, part of the Nature Publishing Group.

"Compared to a lot of other papers I've published, this paper is intensely personal," said Dr. Steyger. "And that's why I'm extraordinarily proud of it."

 

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