Los Altos toddler discovers sound through cochlear implants

    The Los Altos Town Crier recently reported on the Su family, and their young daughter Natalie's journey with hearing loss and cochlear implantation. Natalie is a patient of SICHL's Dr. Kay Chang, who performed her surgery

    New Paper: Adaptation Independent Modulation of Auditory Hair Cell Mechanotransduction Channel Open Probability Implicates a Role for the Lipid Bilayer

    Below Anthony Ricci,  PhD, describes a new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience, which challenges the current understanding of a process within the inner ear.     By Dr. Anthony Ricci   Hair cells are the

    Watch: SICHL researchers discuss how they are making lifesaving drugs safer for the ear


    Clinician-Scientist Training Program in Otolaryngology

    Dr. Oghalai and Dr. Cheng recently received word that they will be getting an NIH grant to start the Clinician-Scientist Training Program in Otolaryngology at Stanford. Below are excerpts from the grant proposal, which give an idea

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    Research Report 2015

    As you may be aware SICHL is a part of the large department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) here at Stanford School of Medicine. OHNS is consistently the highest ranked clinical department at Stanford. You can read more about the clinical work in the annual letter from the department Chair, Dr. Robert Jackler. Below is the Research Report from 2015 and covers all the areas of research within OHNS.   Research Report 2015 (Assembled by Stefan Heller, information provided by individual investigators) Our departmental research laboratories have welcomed two new laboratory heads in 2015.  Drs. Elisabeth Erickson-DiRenzo and Eben Rosenthal increase the breadth of research areas in the department to include treatments of voice disorders and better diagnostic imaging for cancer surgery.  At the core of our research endeavor are seven laboratories that investigate hearing and balance with the shared goal of advancing diagnosis and ultimately treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders (see also https://hearinglosscure.stanford.edu).  Research among these laboratories stretches from molecular/cell biology and animal physiology to applied projects such as novel imaging technologies for better surgical planning in human cochlear implant patients.