Hearing Tech Advances

Three areas of ongoing research from around the world. Hearing Aids of the Future Uses Brainwaves to Isolate a Single Speaker Current hearing aid technology lacks the precision to isolate the voice of the individual speaking directly to the hearing aid user. At best,...
Our Current Research Efforts

Our Current Research Efforts

•    Improving the accuracy of acoustic tumor tissue dissection and the preservation of essential structures •    Increasing sound perception for cochlear implant users •    Assessing symptoms of neurofibromatosis type 2, including quality of life and hand function...
The Little Things — Darlene’s 50-Year Journey with Hearing Loss

The Little Things — Darlene’s 50-Year Journey with Hearing Loss

  By Javia Headley, Marketing Communications Manager When Darlene Fragale first started losing her hearing in the 1960s, there were not many options for otosclerosis patients like her to regain their sense of sound. Otosclerosis occurs when a middle ear bone...
The House Clinical Fellowship: Then

The House Clinical Fellowship: Then

  By Dr. William M. Luxford, MD 2021 will mark my 40th year as an associate of the House Ear Clinic. My interest in problems with hearing began years before my House fellowship. My mother became severely hearing impaired in the first few years after her birth in...
75 Years of Research at House

75 Years of Research at House

  •    1947 – Fenestration and double blue line technique for otosclerosis •    1956 – Standardization of noise-induced hearing loss •    1961 – Middle fossa removal of an acoustic neuroma •    1961 – Cochlear implant prototype •    1969 – Translabyrinthine...

Meniere’s Disease Drug Trial

By M. Jennifer Derebery, MD Meniere’s Disease is one of the House Institute Foundation’s (HIF) primary areas of research. Its symptoms include episodic bouts of severe vertigo, unstable sensorineural hearing loss, ear fullness, and tinnitus. Although first described...