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Kresge Hearing Research Institute

Department of Otolaryngology

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Human Genetics Laboratory

Marci M. Lesperance, M.D., Laboratory Director

Dr. Lesperance is a Professor in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. In addition to her clinical duties, she maintains a research lab. Her research studies include identifying the AUNA1 (Auditory Neuropathy) gene to develop a clinical algorithm for evaluation of dominant deafness.

To find out more about her work, visit the following websites:

EARLY DETECTION OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
The University of Michigan's Pediatric Otolaryngology program targeting early diagnosis of hearing impairment.
HEREDITARY HEARING LOSS HOMEPAGE
Research website containing information about nonsyndromic/syndromic hearing loss.
MARCH 16, 2004: PRESS RELEASE
U-M children's hearing program receives national award First ever Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Hospital award honors U-M.
AUGUST 5, 2002: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH MINUTE
Use of pediatric ear tubes helps curb over-use of antibiotics.
AUGUST 2002: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RADIO NEWS SERVICE
Ear Infections: Use of pediatric ear tubes helps curb over-use of antibiotics.
JULY 26, 2002: PRESS RELEASE
Noggin mutation causes rare congenital hearing loss. Syndrome mimics otosclerosis, but may require different treatment.
MAY 14, 2002: PRESS RELEASE
A big problem for little ears: UM launches comprehensive early-childhood hearing effort.
U-M scientists find gene for low-frequency hearing loss.
NOVEMBER 20, 2001: PRESS RELEASE
MAY, 2008: Television Interview, Channel 13, Toledo, Ohio.
The Little Boy Named Braxton
JULY 2008: PRESS RELEASE
Inherited form of hearing loss stems from gene mutation
JULY 2010: PRESS RELEASE
U-M researchers identify gene mutation that causes rare form of deafness