The Inner Ear Electrophysiology Laboratory measures the electric activity in different parts of the auditory system to examine how the inner ear and the brain process sound. This information is beneficial to a variety of disorders, but it’s especially useful in better understanding the detailed patterns by which cochlear implants stimulate the brain.
Our labs aims to better understand what happens in the inner ear during adult and pediatric cochlear implant electrode insertion and how residual hearing can be preserved during and following surgery. This research will continue to help develop improved techniques and devices that won’t compromise residual hearing — the main barrier to broader implementation of cochlear implants.
Oliver Adunka, MD, MBA, FACS
Director, Division of Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery
Meghan Hiss, AuD
Notable achievements from the Inner Ear Electrophysiology Laboratory
Current clinical trials, research studies and support
Utility of residual hearing in the cochlear implant ear
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