Oregon Hearing Research Center
About the Oregon Hearing Research CenterOverview
The Oregon Hearing Research Center (OHRC) was founded in 1966 under the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University as the Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory.
The center currently occupies a 12,259 square-foot facility in the Hatfield Research Center Center and 10,315 square feet in the Medical Research Building at OHSU. It has support laboratories for electronics, electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, molecular biology, digital photography and histology. The OHSU Tinnitus Clinic is also located in the OHRC, and provides important treatment and research into tinnitus.
- Conducts basic and clinical research on the inner ear.
- Helps patients suffering from tinnitus.
- Offers research fellowships to U.S. and foreign scientists.
- Trains students and residents in otolaryngology and auditory neuroscience.
- Collaborates with colleagues from other OHSU departments, such as the Vollum Institute and the Knight Cancer Institute, with the Portland VA Medical Center and with the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR).
The faculty and staff of the OHRC strive toward:
- A thorough understanding of the auditory and vestibular system.
- Continually developing and testing new chemical, mechanical and electrical solutions for hearing problems.
Our productive team, credited with significant scientific discoveries and with pioneering treatments and technologies, is multi-disciplinary and is made up of:
- The Center Director
- Primary Investigators / instructors
- The Tinnitus Clinic Director
- A Board-certified Otolaryngologist
- Research assistants and associates
- Microscopy technicians
- Administrative professionals
Current research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, the American Otological Society, the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, NASA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Deafness Research Foundation, the American Tinnitus Association and private donors.The Tinnitus Clinic at OHRC is the first of its kind in the nation. It was established in 1979 and has seen patients from across the United States and many foreign countries. The OHRC has been at the forefront of research into the problem of tinnitus and its relief.
Our researchers and our center
If you would like to know more about our research and the researchers at the Oregon Hearing Research Center, please click on the links in the navigation bar above.
If you have any questions, or would like to speak with one of our researchers or staff members, please feel free to contacts us.
The Oregon Hearing Research Center
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098
OHRC 503 494-8032
OHRC FAX 503 494-5656
Tinnitus Clinic 503 494-7954
T.D.D. 503 494-0910