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

Our Work

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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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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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Jeremy Sidell

Jeremy Sidell

Executive Director 

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Erin N. O'Donnell

Susan Ellsperman

2nd year Neurotology Fellow

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Jeremy Sidell

Claire Erikson

Operations & HR Manager

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Erin N. O'Donnell

Hannah Frank

Development Manager

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John J. Galvin III

John J. Galvin III

PhD, Research Scientists

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Javia Headley

Javia Headley

Associate Director of Marketing Communications 

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Erin N. O'Donnell

Erin N. O’Donnell

Director of Education and Global Health

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Randall J. Heeren

Mahta Marefat

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Audrey Salzburg

Nora McGarry

Director of Major Gifts

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Audrey Salzburg

Christina Reaves

Director of Research Administration

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Erin N. O'Donnell

Diane Sands

Family Services and Community Liaison

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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