The Oregon Hearing Research Center (OHRC) is one of the largest and most prominent hearing centers in the world. We have leading scientists exploring every possible cause and solution to hearing loss. As director, I am fortunate to work with world-class scientists. Their expertise ranges from research of the inner ear to the auditory cortex in the brain. Continuing the legacy of early leaders like Dr. Bob Brummett and Dr. Jack Vernon, our team of scientists are driven to find new cures and treatments. A number of them personally live with hearing loss. I believe this motivates them to unlock the secrets of how we hear and develop new solutions to help others. Often philanthropic gifts are the essential catalyst for advancing research to a point where it is sustainable through grants, such as our funding from the National Institute of Health. We simply couldn't do this important work without the generosity of others.
Alfred L. Nuttall, Ph.D.
Director, Oregon Hearing Research Center
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Otolaryngology/Head &Neck Surgery
Jack Vernon Endowed Professor in Hearing Research
Oregon Health & Science University