Welcome to the Oregon Hearing Research Center

Hair cell bundle - Teresa NicolsonThe Oregon Hearing Research Center (OHRC) at Oregon Health & Science University is one of the world's leading hearing-science research groups. Expertise in the OHRC spans from basic to translational science, and from the inner ear to the auditory cortex. The research focus of OHRC investigators ranges from fundamental mechanisms of hearing to development of therapies for hearing loss.

Blood vessels of cochlea - Fred NuttallTheir work has transformed the field of auditory research, and in particular have provided important advances in the study of cochlear mechanics and blood flow, how the ear's sensory cells carry out mechanotransduction, and the fine tuning of membrane properties and synapses that carry out computations in the auditory system.

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