Featured article(s)

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  • Alfred L. Nuttall, Anthony J. Ricci, George Burwood, James M. Harte, Stefan Stenfelt, Per Cayé-Thomasen, Tianying Ren, Sripriya Ramamoorthy, Yuan Zhang, Teresa Wilson, Thomas Lunner, Brian C. J. Moore, Anders Fridberger. A mechanoelectrical mechanism for detection of sound envelopes in the hearing organ. Nature Communications, 2018; 9 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06725-w
  • Discovery of inner ear function may improve diagnosis of hearing impairment.  Science Daily

In the news...

  • Moving towards a future free of ototoxicity. Steyger, P., Cunningham, L., Esquivel, C., Watts, K.L., and Zuo, J.
  • Potential Mechanisms Underlying Inflammation-Enhanced Aminoglycoside-Induced Cochleotoxicity. (2017)  Jiang, M., Taghizadeh, F. and Steyger, P.  
  • Aminoglycoside-Induced Cochleotoxicity: A Review. (2017)  Jiang, M., Karasawa, T. and Steyger P.
  • The genetics of hair-cell function in zebrafish. Nicolson, T. (2017) J Neurogenetics, 31(3):102-12.
  • Listen up! The importance of monitoring hearing while receiving aminoglycoside treatments. CF Roundtable, Summer 2017.
  • Prevention key to slowing hearing loss. The Scribe, July 2017.
  • A community network for deaf scientists: A letter. Science, 28 Apr 2017, 386-387.
  • HHF Meet the 2017 Emerging Research Grantees: T. Balmer, PhD, C. Morgan, PhD
  • Effect of gentamicin and levels of ambient sound on hearing screening outcomes in the neonatal intensive care unit: A pilot study. Garinis, A...Steyger, P. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 2017, 97:42.50.
  • Culture media-based selection of endothelial cells, pericytes, and perivascular-resident macrophage-like melanocytes from the young mouse vestibular system. Zhang, J...Shi, X. Hear Res, 2017, 345:10-22.
  • Living with hearing loss: Daily Cues. Hearing Health Magazine, Winter 2017, pp/ 8-10.
  • Binaural pitch fusion: Comparison of normal-hearing and hearing impaired listeners. Reiss, L. J Acoust Soc Am, 2017, 141(3):1909-20.
  • Antibiotic-induced hearing loss impacted by inflammation. Steyger, P. Hear Rev, 2015.
OHRC Figure 5.1

Publication in Nature Communications. OHRC researchers discover that auditory sensory outer hair cells can generate sufficient force at all audible frequencies in the living inner ear for boosting hearing sensitivity:

  • Ren, T., He., W. and Barr-Gillespie, P.G. (2016) Reverse transduction measured in the living cochlea by low-coherence heterodyne interferometry. Nature Communications, 7:10282 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10282.

Featured article in the Journal of Neuroscience and highlighted in the Society for Neuroscience Neuronline website:

  • Toro, C., Trapani, J., Pacentine, I., Maeda, R., Sheets, L., Mo, W., Nicolson, T. (2015)    Dopamine modulates the activity of sensory hair cells. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(50): 16494-16503.

Other news...

Dr. Peter Barr-Gillespie mentioned in Oregonian article, "Future of gene-edited embryos not far away. But OHSU says caution still needed". (Dec, 2018)

OR Hear Leaders Picture

Hear Leaders: Five hearing-impaired scientists make OHSU auditory team one of the best in the world. Oregonian, November 25, 2016

  • Dr. Alfred L. Nuttall appointed first OHSU Jack Vernon Endowed Professor of Hearing Research. (2013)

  • Oregon Hearing Research Center Scientists: Spotlight (2010)