Mission Statement

Our mission is to:

  • Advance the scientific knowledge of the development, plasticity, function, aging, and pathology of hearing and sound perception

  • Translate the scientific discoveries into clinical treatments

  • Facilitate the research synergy among basic and clinician-scientists members of the Center

  • Facilitate the recruitment of new faculty with hearing- and sound perception-related research interests in the Center

  • Train the next generation of scientists and clinician-scientists

  • Provide current data-driven knowledge to physicians and patients and offer near-term treatment options for hearing-related disorders

  • Educate the general public about hearing health and the benefits of biomedical research

  • Facilitate the development of public, private, philanthropic and industry partnerships

  • Promote diversity in academia and facilitate integration of persons with special needs into the research community