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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Cochlea OHRC The 2018 Lecture Series presents...

"The Yin and Yang of Sensory Brain Plasticity"

Daniel Polley, PhD, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Associate Director, Eaton-Peabody Laboratories, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Director, Lauer Tinnitus Research Center on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1:30 pm in The Vollum M1441. See flyer.

The 2017-18 OHRC Journal Club

The OHRC Journal Club begins September 26, 2017 meets most Tuesdays, 4-5:30 pm in HRC0405  Seminars and Events