“Our mission is threefold: ear and neuroscience research, education, and global hearing health, “so all may hear.”

Our Work

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Research

Defining the causes of hearing and balance disorders and developing the solutions necessary to aid the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

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Education

Providing hearing health information to the public and education programs for medical professionals.

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Global Hearing Health

Increasing access to treatments, technology, and training in high-need communities locally and worldwide.

Howard P. House

Howard P. House founded the institute in 1946 as the Los Angeles Foundation of Otology, a private nonprofit hearing research and education facility with the goal of creating a world where “all may hear.”

From physical challenges like balance disorders to social challenges like reduced academic achievement, hearing loss can have a debilitating impact on all areas of life. World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, 1 in 10 people will have debilitating hearing loss. We are on a mission to change that.

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Staff

Jeremy Sidell

Jeremy Sidell

Executive Director

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John J. Galvin III

John J. Galvin III

PhD, Research Scientists

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Javia Headley

Javia Headley

Marketing Communications Manager

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Randall J. Heeren

Randall J. Heeren

Video Strategist

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Erin N. O'Donnell

Erin N. O’Donnell

Associate Director of Education and Global Health

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Audrey Salzburg

Christina Reaves

Director of Research Administration

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Randall J. Heeren

Mahta Marefat

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Erin N. O'Donnell

Diane Sands

Patient Education & Well-Being Program Manager

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Audrey Salzburg

Kristina Bolt

Hearing Science Accelerator Coordinator

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Claire Erikson

Operations & HR Manager

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Hannah Frank

Development Coordinator

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Michelle Colato-Ochoa

Marketing Coordinator

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Robin Bigelow, MD

2nd year Neurotology Fellow

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Michael Avillion, MD

2nd year Neurotology Fellow

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Susan Ellsperman

1st year Neurotology Fellow

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Adam Michael Olszewski

1st year Neurotology Fellow

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Faculty

Stan Augustine, PhD

Michael Avillion, MD

Nina Ball, AuD

Robin Bigelow, MD

Derald Brackmann, MD

Edward Cho, MD

M. Jennifer Derebery, MD

John J. Galvin, PhD

Sarah Hodge, MD

John W. House, MD

Soo Jang, AuD

Gregory P. Lekovic, MD

William M. Luxford, MD

Mia E. Miller, MD

Kevin Peng, MD 

Jordan Rock, AuD

Allen Senne, AuD

Wadad Shalhub, AuD

William H. Slattery III, MD

Sigfrid D. Soli, PhD

Helena Wichova, MD

Sherry Young, AuD

Adjunct Faculty

David Bakhos, MD, PhD

Karen Berliner, PhD

Qian-Jie Fu, PhD

Gautam U. Mehta, MD

Daniel Roberts, MD, PhD

Eric P. Wilkinson, MD