Hearing disorders of many types begin in the inner ear, but have long-term effects in the brain. The Hearing Research Focus Area at NEOMED seeks to deepen the understanding of how the central nervous system functions in association with hearing, communication and swallowing, how it is affected by hearing disorders, and how manipulation of the central nervous systems may improve these disorders.
Men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss among adults aged 20-69.
1 in 12
Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. children ages 3-17 has had a disorder related to voice, speech, language or swallowing in the past 12 months.
Over 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus (ringing in the ears).