Since our inception in 1958, Hearing Health Foundation has awarded nearly $30 million through more than 2,000 grants to hearing and balance research. This money has led to dramatic innovations that increase options for those living with hearing loss, as well as protecting those at risk. With the potential for hearing restoration through regeneration biology, the scope of Hearing Health Foundation-funded research has expanded enormously.
Hearing Health Foundation supports research in the following areas:
Central Auditory Processing Disorder: Four grants will be awarded for innovative research that will increase our understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), an umbrella term for a variety of disorders that affect the way the brain processes auditory information.
Hyperacusis: One grant will be awarded that is focused on innovative research (e.g., animal models, brain imaging, biomarkers, electrophysiology) that will increase our understanding of the mechanisms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments of hyperacusis and severe forms of loudness intolerance. Research that explores distinctions between hyperacusis and tinnitus is of special interest.
Ménière’s Disease: Two grants will be awarded for innovative research that will increase our understanding of the inner ear and balance disorder Ménière’s disease.
Tinnitus: One grant will be awarded for innovative research that will increase our understanding of the mechanisms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of tinnitus. Projects investigating the prevention, treatment, and/or alleviating tinnitus are encouraged to apply.
Research projects outside of these topic areas cannot be considered.
Researchers interested in applying for this program, please visit our For Researchers