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Kresge Hearing Research Institute

Department of Otolaryngology

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Cochlear Signaling and Tissue Engineering Laboratory

Josef M. Miller, Ph.D., Laboratory Director

The Cochlear Signaling and Tissue Engineering Laboratory located in Kresge Hearing Research Institute has a primary focus of investigating the mechanisms of protection and repair of the traumatized cochlea. Prevention of noise-induced hearing loss has emerged as a personal health and safety issue for the global workforce and the public. Therapies for prevention of acquired deafness and enhancing treatment and rehabilitation through tissue engineering technology are the impetus for our research. This research strategy focuses on the translation of basic research findings to applications in the clinic and the workplace. Via tissue engineering we envision the efforts of our laboratory, along with our international collaborators, guiding treatment of deafness into the 21st century with: