EMERGING RESEARCH
GRANTS ALUMNI

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Hearing Health Foundation’s genesis 60 years ago, in 1958, had as its cornerstone the Emerging Research Grants (ERG) program, designed to fund early-career scientists exploring innovative approaches to hearing and balance science. Since then ERG has acted as a springboard for these researchers, as after their grant period, most gone on to earn additional funding dollars, including from the National Institutes of Health, and to make discoveries published in major scientific journals.

This list will be ever-increasing as we track their careers and progress. The date of publication is listed along with the scientist’s name and grant year, followed by the publication title and journal name. We are thrilled to be able to share with you their ongoing effort.

2019

September 2019: Evelyn Davies-Venn, Au.D., Ph.D., 2018 ERG
“On the Feasibility of Using a Bispectral Measure as a Nonintrusive Predictor of Speech Intelligibility,” Computer Speech & Language.

June 2019: Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D., 1999 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member
“Translating Animal Models to Human Therapeutics in Noise-Induced and Age-Related Hearing Loss,” Hearing Research.

March 30, 2019: Alain Dabdoub, Ph.D., 2009 ERG, Hearing Restoration Project member
“Therapeutic Potential of Wnt and Notch Signaling and Epigenetic Regulation in Mammalian Sensory Hair Cell Regeneration,” Molecular Therapy.

March 29, 2019: Kevin Ohlemiller, Ph.D., 1995–96 and 2012 ERG
“Vesicular Glutamatergic Transmission in Noise-induced Loss and Repair of Cochlear Ribbon Synapses,” The Journal of Neuroscience.

March 21, 2019: Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 1986–88 ERG, HHF Board of Directors member
“Association of Demographic and Hearing-Related Factors With Cochlear Implant–Related Quality of Life,” JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.

March 19, 2019: Harrison Lin, M.D., 2016 ERG
“Risk Recall of Complications Associated With Vestibular Schwannoma Treatment,” Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

March 15, 2019: Xiaodong Tan, Ph.D, 2017 ERG
“Adaptive Waveform Design of Polarimetric Radar for Extended Targets in Signal-Dependent Clutter,” Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series.

March 13, 2019: Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D., 2014 ERG
“Speech-in-Noise Representation in the Aging Midbrain and Cortex: Effects of Hearing Loss,” PLOS One.

March 12, 2019: Craig Buchman, M.D., 2010 ERG; Wafaa Kaf, Ph.D., 2015 ERG
“Cochlear Compound Action Potentials From High-Level Tone Bursts Originate From Wide Cochlear Regions That Are Offset Toward the Most Sensitive Cochlear Region,” Journal of Neurophysiology.

March 11, 2019: Debashree Mukherjea, Ph.D., 2011 ERG; Sandeep Sheth, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“Capsaicin Protects Against Cisplatin Ototoxicity by Changing the STAT3/STAT1 Ratio and Activating Cannabinoid (CB2) Receptors in the Cochlea,” Scientific Reports.

March 8, 2019: Jung-Bum Shin, Ph.D., 2006 ERG
"LMO7 Deficiency Reveals the Significance of the Cuticular Plate for Hearing Function," Nature Communications.

March 6, 2019: Yehoash Raphael, Ph.D., 1992–93, 1997 ERG
“Voltage Readout From a Piezoelectric Intracochlear Acoustic Transducer Implanted in a Living Guinea Pig,” Scientific Reports.

March 6, 2019: Peter Steyger, Ph.D., 1995–96 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member; Alain Dabdoub, Ph.D., 2009 ERG, Hearing Restoration Project member
“Delivery of Therapeutics to the Inner Ear: The challenge of the Blood-Labyrinth Barrier,” Science Translational Medicine.

March 5, 2019: Renee M. Banakis Hartl, M.D. Au.D., 2017 ERG
“Comparison of Transmastoid and Middle Fossa Approaches for Superior Canal Dehiscence Repair: A Multi-institutional Study,” Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

March 5, 2019: Lawrence Lustig, M.D., 2002 ERG
“Dual AAV-Mediated Gene Therapy Restores Hearing in a DFNB9 Mouse Model,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

March 4, 2019: Fangyi Chen, Ph.D., 2010 ERG
“Deletion of LIMK1 and LIMK2 in Mice Does Not Alter Cochlear Cevelopment or Auditory Function,” Scientific Reports.

March 4, 2019: Gail Ishiyama, M.D., 2016 ERG, 2017 Ménière’s Disease Grant (MDG)
“Pneumolabyrinth After Penetrating Ear Trauma: Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine,” Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine.

March 4, 2019: Harrison Lin, M.D., 2016 ERG
“Hearing Difficulty and Risk of Mortality,” Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.

March 1, 2019: Kenneth Vaden, Ph.D., 2015 ERG; Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 1986–88 ERG, HHF Board of Directors member
“Age Effects on the Contributions of Envelope and Periodicity Cues to Recognition of Interrupted Speech in Quiet and With a Competing Talker,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

March 1, 2019: Hari Bharadwaj, Ph.D., 2015 ERG
“Assessing Cochlear-Place Specific Temporal Coding Using Multi-Band Complex Tones to Measure Envelope-Following Responses,” Neuroscience.

March 2019: Richard Tyler, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Managing Patient—and Audiologist—Expectations for Tinnitus Treatment,” The Hearing Journal.

March 2019: Brad Buran, Ph.D. 2015 ERG; Tilak Ratnanather, Ph.D., 1993–95 ERG; Peter Steyger, Ph.D., 1995–96 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member
“Scientists With Hearing Loss Changing Perspectives in STEMM,” Acoustics Today.

March 2019: Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 1986–88 ERG, HHF Board of Directors member
“New Insights on Age-Related Hearing Loss,” Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science (winner of a 2018 Governor’s Award, South Carolina).

March 2019: Albert Park, Ph.D., 2010 ERG
“Long-Term Hearing Outcomes of Children With Symptomatic Congenital CMV Treated With Valganciclovir,” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.

Feb. 20, 2019: Rahul Mittal, Ph.D., 2016 ERG
“Role of MicroRNAs in Inner Ear Development and Hearing Loss,” Gene.

Feb. 15, 2019: Sho Ohta, Ph.D., 2010 ERG; James Keller, Ph.D., 1984 ERG
“Genetic Interactions Support an Inhibitory Relationship Between Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 and Netrin 1 During Semicircular Canal Formation,” Development.

Feb. 8, 2019: Yehoash Raphael, Ph.D., 1992–93, 1997 ERG
“ROS Scavenger, Ebselen, Has No Preventive Effect in New Hearing Loss Model Using a Cholesterol-Chelating Agent,” Journal of Audiology & Otology.

Feb. 6, 2019: Jennifer Stone, Ph.D., 1995, 1996 ERG; Mark Warchol, Ph.D., 1993–94 ERG; both Hearing Restoration Project members
“Development of Hair Cell Phenotype and Calyx Nerve Terminals in the Neonatal Mouse Utricle,” Journal of Comparative Neurology.

Feb. 6, 2019: Derek Houston, Ph.D., 2002–03 ERG
“Visual Habituation in Deaf and Hearing Infants,” PLOS ONE.

Feb. 5, 2019: Albert Park, M.D., 2010 ERG
“Using Anxiolytics in a Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinic to Avoid the Operating Room.” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.

Feb. 4, 2019: Anil Lalwani, M.D., 1995, 2000, 2002 ERG
“Balance and Gait in the Elderly: A Contemporary Review,” Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology.

Feb. 4, 2019: Alan Kan, Ph.D., 2013–14 ERG; Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D., 2001 ERG
“Temporal Dynamics and Uncertainty in Binaural Hearing Revealed by Anticipatory Eye Movements,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

February 2019: Matthew Kelley, Ph.D., 1997 ERG
“Development and Patterning of the Cochlea: From Convergent Extension to Planar Polarity,” Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine.

February 2019: Yoojin Chung, Ph.D., 2012–13 ERG
“Neural ITD Sensitivity and Temporal Coding with Cochlear Implants in an Animal Model of Early-Onset Deafness,” Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.

February 2019: Andrew McCall, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Evaluation of 3D Printed Temporal Bone Models in Preparation for Middle Cranial Fossa Surgery.,” Otology & Neurotology.

February 2019: Harrison Lin, M.D., 2016 ERG
“Factors Influencing Access to Cochlear Implantation in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children in Southern California,” Otology & Neurotology.

Jan. 24, 2019: Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D., 2001 ERG
“Assessing Fine-Grained Speech Discrimination in Young Children With Bilateral Cochlear Implants,” Otology & Neurotology.

Jan. 22, 2019: Oscar Diaz-Horta, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“Dysfunction of GRAP, Encoding the GRB2-Related Adaptor Protein, Is Linked to Sensorineural Hearing Loss,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Jan. 16, 2019: Richard Tyler, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Tinnitus in Ménière’s Disease,” Jacobs Journal of Otolaryngology.

Jan. 11, 2019: Rahul Mittal, Ph.D., 2016 ERG
“Effect of Bone Marrow–Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Cochlear Function in an Experimental Rat Model,” The Anatomical Record.

Jan. 9, 2019: Harrison Lin, M.D., 2016 ERG
“Tinnitus Treatment Using Noninvasive and Minimally Invasive Electric Stimulation: Experimental Design and Feasibility,” Trends in Hearing.

Jan. 8, 2019: Olga Stakhovskaya, Ph.D., 2009–10 ERG
“Interaural Pitch-Discrimination Range Effects for Bilateral and Single-Sided-Deafness Cochlear-Implant Users,” Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.

Jan. 7, 2019: Richard Tyler, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Tinnitus: How Partners Can Help?,” American Journal of Audiology.

Jan. 4, 2019: Renee M. Banakis Hartl, M.D., Au.D., 2017 ERG
“Bilateral Ear Canal Cholesteatoma with Underlying Type I First Branchial Cleft Anomalies,” Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.

Jan. 1, 2019: Brian Earl, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Evidence for Oncolytic Viral Eradication of Cholesteatoma In Vitro,” Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Jan. 1, 2019: Inyong Choi, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“Semantic-Hierarchical Model Improves Classification of Spoken-Word Evoked Electrocorticography,” Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

January 2019: Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D., 2014 ERG
“Mysteries of the Hearing Brain,” Canadian Audiologist.

January 2019: Nirmal Kumar Srinivasan, Ph.D., 2016 ERG
“Pilot Comparison of Adjustment Protocols of Personal Sound Amplification Products,” Seminars in Hearing.

Feb. 20, 2019: Rahul Mittal, Ph.D., 2016 ERG
“Role of MicroRNAs in Inner Ear Development and Hearing Loss,” Gene.

Jan. 1, 2019: Inyong Choi, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“Semantic-Hierarchical Model Improves Classification of Spoken-Word Evoked Electrocorticography,” Journal of Neuroscience Method.

January 2019: Ning Zhou, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Pulse-Rate Discrimination Deficit in Cochlear Implant Users: Is the Upper Limit of Pitch Peripheral or Central?” Hearing Research.

2018

Dec. 21, 2018: Alain Dabdoub, Ph.D., 2009 ERG, Hearing Restoration Project member
“The MicroRNA-183/96/182 Cluster Is Essential for Stereociliary Bundle Formation and Function of Cochlear Sensory Hair Cells,” Scientific Reports.

Dec. 17, 2018: Oscar Diaz-Horta, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“FOXF2 Is Required for Cochlear Development in Humans and Mice,” Human Molecular Genetics.

Dec. 17, 2018: Peter Steyger, Ph.D., 1995–96 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member
“Aminoglycoside- and Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity: Mechanisms and Otoprotective Strategies,” Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine.

Dec. 14, 2018: Edward L. Bartlett, Ph.D., 2003–04, 2009, 2011; Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D., 1999 ERG
“Age-Related Changes in Neural Coding of Envelope Cues: Peripheral Declines and Central Compensation,” Neuroscience.

Dec. 6, 2018: Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 1987–89 ERG, HHF Board of Directors member
“Development of the Cochlear Implant Quality of Life Item Bank,” Ear and Hearing.

Dec. 1, 2018: Gail Ishiyama, Ph.D., 2016 and 2017 ERG, 2017 Ménière’s Disease Grant
“Immunohistochemical Localization of Nrf2 in the Human Cochlea,” Brain Research. (Summary here.)

December 2018: Richard Tyler, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Considerations for Partners of Our Tinnitus Patients”; “Tinnitus Relief Using High-Frequency Sound via the HyperSound Audio System”; “A Unilateral Cochlear Implant for Tinnitus,” The International Tinnitus Journal.

December 2018: Richard Tyler, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Revision Cochlear Implant Surgery,” The International Tinnitus Journal.

Nov. 28, 2018: Harrison Lin, M.D., 2016 ERG
“A Case Series of Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis Primarily Diagnosed by Otological Manifestations," Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.

Nov. 22, 2018: Andrew Groves, Ph.D., 1996–97 and 2012 ERG, Hearing Restoration Project member
“Foxi3 Transcription Factor Activity Is Mediated by a C-Terminal Transactivation Domain and Regulated by the Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) Complex,” Scientific Reports.

Nov. 21, 2018: Ronna Hertzano, M.D., Ph.D., 2009 ERG, Hearing Restoration Project member
“Helios Is a Key Transcriptional Regulator of Outer Hair Cell Maturation,” Nature (Letter).

Nov. 20, 2018: Debara Tucci, M.D., 1992–93 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member
“Hearing Loss and Psychiatric Disorders: A Review,” Psychological Medicine.

Nov. 19, 2018: Matthew W. Kelley, Ph.D., 1997 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member
“Characterization of Spatial and Temporal Development of Type I and Type II Hair Cells in the Mouse Utricle Using New Cell-Type–Specific Markers,” Biology Open.

Nov. 14, 2018: Frances Meredith, Ph.D., 2015 ERG
“Regional and Developmental Differences in Na+ Currents in Vestibular Primary Afferent Neurons,” Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.

Nov. 13, 2018: Alain Dabdoub, Ph.D., 2009 ERG and Hearing Restoration Project member
“In Vitro Methods to Cultivate Spiral Ganglion Cells, and Purification of Cellular Subtypes for Induced Neuronal Reprogramming,” Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Nov. 9, 2018: Alan Kan, Ph.D., 2013 ERG; Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D., 2001 ERG
“Effects of the Relative Timing of Opposite-Polarity Pulses on Loudness for Cochlear Implant Listeners,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Nov. 8, 2018: Jill Firszt, Ph.D., 2001 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member
“Evaluation of a New Algorithm to Optimize Audibility in Cochlear Implant Recipients,” Ear and Hearing.

Nov. 8, 2018: Sarah Poissant, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Speech-in-Noise and Quality-of-Life Measures in School-Aged Children With Normal Hearing and With Unilateral Hearing Loss,” Ear and Hearing.

Nov. 1, 2018: Saima Riazuddin, Ph.D., 2010 ERG; Regie-Lyn P. Santos-Cortez, M.D., Ph.D., 2011 ERG
“FUT2 Variants Confer Susceptibility to Familial Otitis Media,” The American Journal of Human Genetics.

Nov. 1, 2018: Peter Steyger, Ph.D., 1995–96 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member
“Simplified, Automated Methods for Assessing Pixel Intensities of Fluorescently Tagged Drugs in Cells,” PLOS ONE.

Oct. 23, 2018: Xiaodong Tan, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“Multichannel Optrodes for Photonic Stimulation,” Neurophotonics.

Oct. 19, 2018: Olga Stakhovskaya, Ph.D., 2009–10 ERG
“Does Electrode Placement Affect the Interaural-Time-Difference Acuity in Bilateral Cochlear-Implant Listeners?” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Oct. 19, 2018: Alan Kan, Ph.D., 2013 ERG; Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D., 2001 ERG
“Lateralization of Interaural Time and Level Differences Measured with Cochlear Implant Sound Processors,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Oct. 18, 2018: Hari Bharadwaj, Ph.D., 2015 ERG
“Suprathreshold Hearing in Middle Age and Relationship to Cochlear Synaptopathy,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Oct. 17, 2018: Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 1986–88 ERG and HHF Board of Directors member
“Age‐Related Differences in Olfactory Cleft Volume in Adults: A computational Volumetric Study,” The Laryngoscope.

Oct. 17, 2018: Craig Buchman, M.D., 2010 ERG
“Intracochlear Electrocochleography: Response Patterns During Cochlear Implantation and Hearing Preservation,” Ear and Hearing.

Oct. 13, 2018: Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D., 1999 ERG
“Use of Non-Invasive Measures to Predict Cochlear Synapse Counts,” Hearing Research.

Oct. 11, 2018: Shikha Tarang, Ph.D., 2014 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member
“Quinoxaline Protects Zebrafish Lateral Line Hair Cells From Cisplatin and Aminoglycosides Damage,” Scientific Reports.

Oct. 9, 2018: Debara Tucci, M.D., 1992–93 ERG
“Geographic and Racial Disparities in Infant Hearing Loss,” Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Oct. 9, 2018: Alfred Nuttall Ph.D., 1989–90 ERG; Anthony Ricci, Ph.D., 1999–2000 ERG
“A Mechanoelectrical Mechanism for Detection of Sound Envelopes in the Hearing Organ.” Nature Communications.

Oct. 5, 2018: Kelly Radziwon, Ph.D., 2015 ERG
“Testing the Central Gain Model: Loudness Growth Correlates with Central Auditory Gain Enhancement in a Rodent Model of Hyperacusis,” Neuroscience.

October 2018: Eunyoung Yi, Ph.D., 2009–10 ERG
“Differential Expression of Ca2+-buffering Protein Calretinin in Cochlear Afferent Fibers: A Possible Link to Vulnerability to Traumatic Noise,” Experimental Neurobiology.

Sept. 30, 2018: Patricia White, Ph.D., 2009 and 2011 ERG; Albert Edge, Ph.D., Hearing Restoration Project
“ERBB2 Signaling Drives Supporting Cell Proliferation in vitro and Apparent Supernumerary Hair Cell Formation in vivo in the Neonatal Mouse Cochlea,” European Journal of Neuroscience.

Sept. 24, 2018: Albert Park, M.D., 2010 ERG
“Hearing Loss and Failed Newborn Hearing Screen,” Clinics in Perinatology.

Sept. 19, 2018: Samira Anderson, Au.D., Ph.D., 2014 ERG
“Age-Related Differences in Binaural Masking Level Differences: Behavioral and Electrophysiological Evidence,” Journal of Neurophysiology.

Sept. 10, 2018: Kenneth I. Vaden, Jr., Ph.D., 2015 ERG; Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 1986–88 ERG and HHF Board of Directors member
“Transient-Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions Reflect Audiometric Patterns of Age-Related Hearing Loss,” Trends in Hearing.

Sept. 19, 2018: Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 1986–88 ERG and HHF Board of Directors member
“Reliability of Measures of N1 Peak Amplitude of the Compound Action Potential in Younger and Older Adults,” Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Sept. 17, 2018: Christina Reuterskiöld, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“Effects of Frequency and Morphosyntactic Structure on Error Detection, Correction, and Repetition in Swedish-Speaking Children,” Applied Psycholinguistics.

Sept. 9, 2018: Harrison Lin, M.D., 2016 ERG
“Evaluating Quality of Life in Patients With Meniere's Disease Treated as Migraine,” Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.

Sept. 6, 2018: Lawrence Lustig, Ph.D., 2002 ERG
“Deletion of Tmtc4 Activates the Unfolded Protein Response and Causes Postnatal Hearing Loss,” The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Sept. 6, 2018: Edwin Rubel, Ph.D., 1976–77 and 1980 ERG
“Noise-Induced Hypersensitization of the Acoustic Startle Response in Larval Zebrafish,” Journal of the Association for Research in Otology.

Aug. 21, 2018: Edward Barlett, Ph.D., 2011 ERG
“Masking Differentially Affects Envelope-following Responses in Young and Aged Animals,” Neuroscience.

Aug. 21, 2018: Sandeep Sheth, Ph.D., 2017 ERG; Debashree Mukherjea, Ph.D., 2011 ERG
“The Endocannabinoid/Cannabinoid Receptor 2 System Protects Against Cisplatin-Induced Hearing Loss,” Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.

Sept. 12, 2018: Richard Tyler, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Tinnitus Suppression in Cochlear Implant Patients Using a Sound Therapy App,” American Journal of Audiology.

Aug. 11, 2018: Alan Kan, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“On High-Frequency Interaural Time Difference Sensitivity in Complex Auditory Environments,” AES Conference: 2018 AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Aug. 7, 2018: Rahul Mittal, Ph.D., 2016 ERG
“Microbial Otitis Media: Recent Advancements in Treatment, Current Challenges and Opportunities,Journal of Medical Microbiology."

Aug. 6, 2018: Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 1986–88 ERG and HHF Board of Directors member
“Time From Hearing Aid Candidacy to Hearing Aid Adoption: A Longitudinal Cohort Study,” Ear and Hearing.

Aug. 23, 2018: Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D., 1999 ERG
“Sensory Neuron Diversity in the Inner Ear Is Shaped by Activity,” Cell.

May 22, 2018 Israt Jahan, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Understanding Molecular Evolution and Development of the Organ of Corti Can Provide Clues for Hearing Restoration,” Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Aug. 1, 2018: Judith Kempfle, M.D., 2010–11 ERG; Elliott Kozin, M.D., 2018 ERG
“Transcanal Endoscopic Infracochlear Vestibular Neurectomy: A Pilot Cadaveric Study,” American Journal of Otolaryngology.

August 2018: Ravinder Kaur, Ph.D., 2013 ERG.
“Effectiveness of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination for protection against acute otitis media caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy young children: a prospective observational study,” The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

July 19 2018: Sandeep Sheth, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“The Contribution of Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Functions of Adenosine A1 Receptor in Mediating Otoprotection,” Inflammatory Mechanisms in Mediating Hearing Loss (Springer).

July 18, 2018: Richard Felix II, Ph.D., 2016 ERG
“Temporal Information in Tones, Broadband Noise and Natural Vocalizations Is Conveyed by Differential Spiking Responses in the Superior Paraolivary Nucleus,” European Journal of Neuroscience.

July 16, 2018: Kenneth Vaden, Ph.D., 2015 ERG; Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 1986–88 ERG and HHF Board of Directors member
“Age Effects on Perceptual Organization of Speech: Contributions of Glimpsing, Phonemic Restoration, and Speech Segregation,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

July 11, 2018: Olga Stakhovskaya, M.D., Ph.D., 2009–10 ERG
“Across-Frequency Processing of Interaural Time and Level Differences in Perceived Lateralization,” Acta Acustica United With Acustica.

July 7, 2018: Oscar Diaz-Horta, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“MPZL2 Is a Novel Gene Associated With Autosomal Recessive Nonsyndromic Moderate Hearing Loss,” Human Genetics.

June 29, 2018: Rachael R. Baiduc, Ph.D., 2018 ERG; Elizabeth Dinces, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Burden Is Associated With Hearing Loss in Young Men: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos," Circulation.

June 2018: Merri Rosen, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Addressing Variability in the Acoustic Startle Reflex for Accurate Gap Detection Assessment,” Hearing Research.

May 11, 2018: Roland Eavey, M.D., 1987–88 ERG
“Adherence to Healthful Dietary Patterns Is Associated with Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women,” The Journal of Nutrition. Read HHF’s Summary.

May 7, 2018: John Oghalai, M.D., 1996–97 ERG
“Osmotic Stabilization Prevents Cochlear Synaptopathy After Blast Trauma,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read HHF’s Summary.

May 4, 2018: Renjie Chai, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Wnt Signaling Activates TP53-Induced Glycolysis and Apoptosis Regulator and Protects Against Cisplatin-Induced Spiral Ganglion Neuron Damage in the Mouse Cochlea,” Antioxidants & Redox Signaling.

May 2, 2018: Richard Kopke, M.D., 1996 ERG
“Regeneration of Cochlear Hair Cells and Hearing Recovery through Hes1 Modulation with siRNA Nanoparticles in Adult Guinea Pigs,” Molecular Therapy. Read HHF’s Summary.

April 30, 2018: Renjie Chai, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Characterization of Wnt and Notch-Responsive Lgr5+ Hair Cell Progenitors in the Striolar Region of the Neonatal Mouse Utricle,” Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience.

April 17, 2018: Ross Maddox, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Improving Acquisition Time of the Frequency-Specific Auditory Brainstem Response Through Simultaneous Independently Random Toneburst Sequences,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

April 17, 2018: Ross Maddox, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Toward a Visual Assistive Listening Device: Real-Time Synthesis of a Virtual Talking Face From Acoustic Speech Using Deep Neural Networks,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

April 17, 2018: Lina Reiss, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Effects of Broad Binaural Fusion and Hearing Loss Ondichotic Concurrent Vowel Identification,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

October 2018: Marcello Peppi, Ph.D., 2011 ERG
“A Fluorescence-Based Imaging Approach to Pharmacokinetic Analysis of Intracochlear Drug Delivery,” Hearing Research.

February 1, 2018: Kevin K. Ohlemiller, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“The Endocochlear Potential as an Indicator of Reticular Lamina Integrity After Noise Exposure in Mice,” Hearing Research.

March/April 2018: Lina Reiss, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Binaural Pitch Fusion in Bilateral Cochlear Implant User,” Ear and Hearing.

March 16, 2018: Sandeep Sheth, Ph.D., 2017 ERG
“Trans-Tympanic Drug Delivery for the Treatment of Ototoxicity.” Journal of Visualized Experiments.

March 2018: Kenneth I. Vaden, Jr., Ph.D., 2015 ERG; Mark Eckert, Ph.D., 2009 ERG
“Orthographic Influence on Spoken Word Identification: Behavioral and fMRI Evidence,” Neuropsychologia.

Feb. 23, 2018: Shikha Tarang, Ph.D., 2014 ERG
“A Mouse Model of miR-96, miR-182 and miR-183 Misexpression Implicates miRNAs in Cochlear Cell Fate and Homeostasis,” Scientific Reports.

Feb. 21, 2018: Daniel Winkowski, Ph.D., 2014 ERG
“Small Networks Encode Decision-Making in Primary Auditory Cortex,” Neuron.

February 2018: Guoqiang Wan, Ph.D., 2014 ERG
“From Otic Induction to Hair Cell Production: Pax2ᴱᴳᶠᴾ Cell Line Illuminates Key Stages of Development in Mouse Inner Ear Organoid Model,” Stem Cells and Development.

Feb. 7, 2018: Ross Maddox, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Integration of Visual Information in Auditory Cortex Promotes Auditory Scene Analysis through Multisensory Binding,” Neuron.

Jan. 31, 2018: Ross Maddox, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Auditory Brainstem Responses to Continuous Natural Speech in Human Listeners,” eNeuro.

Jan. 22, 2018: Yasheng Yuan, Ph.D., 2010 ERG
“Music Training Can Improve Music and Speech Perception in Pediatric Mandarin Speaking Cochlear Implant Users,” Trends in Hearing.

Jan. 10, 2018: Israt Jahan, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Auditory Neural Activity in Congenitally Deaf Mice Induced by Infrared Neural Stimulation,” Scientific Reports.

Jan. 9, 2018: Renee M. Banakis Hartl, M.D., Au.D., 2017 ERG
“Effectiveness of Transmastoid Plugging for Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome," Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Jan. 3, 2018: Susan Shore, Ph.D., 1987 and 1992–1995 ERG
“Auditory-Somatosensory Bimodal Stimulation Desynchronizes Brain Circuitry to Reduce Tinnitus in Guinea Pigs and Humans,” Science Translational Medicine.

January 2018: Brian Earl, Ph.D., 2013 ERG
“Out-of-Booth Testing with Noise-Canceling Earphones,” The Hearing Journal.

January 2018: Gail Ishiyama, Ph.D., 2016 and 2017 ERG, 2017 Ménière’s Disease Grant
“High Resolution Three-Dimensional Delayed Contrast MRI Detects Endolymphatic Hydrops in Patients With Vertigo and Vestibular Schwannoma,” Otology & Neurology.

2017

Dec. 29, 2017: Richard Tyler, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Frequency-Limiting Effects on Speech and Environmental Sound Identification for Cochlear Implant and Normal Hearing Listeners,” Journal of Audiology & Otology.

Dec. 1, 2017: Richard Tyler, Ph.D., 2012 ERG
“Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Patients With Tinnitus: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review, “ Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.

Nov. 27, 2017: Kevin K. Ohlemiller, Ph.D., 2012 ERG; Mark E. Warchol, Ph.D., Hearing Restoration Project member
“Genetic Disruption of Fractalkine Signaling Leads to Enhanced Loss of Cochlear Afferents Following Ototoxic or Acoustic Injury,” The Journal of Comparative Neurology.

Sept. 26, 2017: Guoqiang Wan, Ph.D., 2014 ERG
“Myelin Development, Plasticity, and Pathology in the Auditory System,” Developmental Neurobiology.

March–April 2017: Jill Firszt, Ph.D., 2001 ERG, HHF Council of Scientific Trustees member
“Unilateral Hearing Loss: Understanding Speech Recognition and Localization Variability—Implications for Cochlear Implant Candidacy,” Ear and Hearing.