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Kresge Hearing Research Institute

Department of Otolaryngology

50 years KHRI

Congratulatory Note from Dean Woolliscroft

Four educational lectures on Hearing and Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implants, Regeneration and Tinnitus (click here)

Aerial view of KHRI

KHRI News and
Recent Publications

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Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D., to head U-M’s Kresge Hearing Research Institute

New director is only fourth KHRI leader since institute opened in 1963

Dr. Corfas

Welcome to KHRI!

Hearing and the understanding of spoken language are central elements of our sensory and intellectual worlds. Communication disorders are now recognized as one of the major health concerns of this country. Hearing losses of significant severity affect more than 28 million individuals. Approximately one-half of such losses are thought to be of hereditary origin, the others acquired during life as the result of a variety of causes, including exposure to noise, treatment with certain drugs, various diseases and the aging process itself.

The Kresge Hearing Research Institute (KHRI) in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Health System consists of a diverse and dedicated group of scientists and physicians working on basic and clinical aspects of hearing and balance, in health and disease. Our mission is:

To learn more about KHRI, visit the about page.