|May 2016||Christine Petit, M.D., Ph.D.
College de France
Understanding hearing mechanisms: avenues opened up by deafness genes
|March 2016||Karen Iler Kirk, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Assessing Audiovisual Spoken Word Recognition in Listeners with Hearing Loss
|October 2015||Barbara Canlon, Professor Karolinska Institutet
Circadian Regulation of Auditory Function
|April 2015||Ruth Anne Eatock, Ph.D. University of Chicago
Department of Neurobiology
Vestibular hair cells and afferents: Driving fast reflexes
|March 2015||Gerald Kidd, Ph.D. Boston University
College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Understanding speech in complex environments: The benefits of a “visually-guided hearing aid” for solving the “cocktail party problem”
|February 2015||Allison Coffin, Ph.D. Washington State University Vancouver
Protecting our hearing, one fish at a time: hair cell death and protection in a zebrafish model system
|September 2014||Ruth Litovsky, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Emergence of Hearing and Language in
Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users
|April 2014||Andrew K. Groves, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine
The Challenges of Regeneration of the Mammalian Cochlea
|January 2014||Donald Caspary, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Plasticity and the Danger of Low-hanging Fruit: Central Auditory Neurotransmission in Aging and Tinnitus
|November 2013||Peter Narins, Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles
Ground sound detection in golden moles: Compensating for reduced vision with geophone ears
|April 2013||Mikko Sams, Ph.D., Alto University
Real-world (almost) caused brain activity
|January 2013||Jenny Saffran, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Sounds and Meanings working together: Word learning as a collaborative effort
|November 2012||Lisa Goodrich, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Making sense of sound: spiral ganglion neuron development and function
|July 2012||Huanping Dai, Ph.D., University of Arizona
The Pitch of Harmonic Sound
|April 2012||Jonathan Fritz, Ph.D., Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland
From Sound to Meaning – Dynamic Transformations in Auditory Signal-Processing
|February 2013||*Arnold Starr, M.D., Research Professor, Neurology School of Medicine
Research Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior School of Biological Sciences
University of California – Irvine
Hearing disorders, accompanying disorders of the auditory nerve, and hair cell ribbon synapses
|January 2012||Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D., Department of Audiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
After the Noise Stops: Cochlear Nerve Degeneration after “Temporary” Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
|December 2011||Ed Rubel, Ph.D., Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington
Fish in a Dish: Discovering Genetic and Chemical Modulators of Inner Ear Hair Cell Death
|October 2011||Christopher Brown, Ph.D., Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University
Delivering fine-structure cues to cochlear implant users
|September 2011||Christopher Stecker, Ph.D., Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Washington
How does the human brain understand auditory space
|May 2011||Deda Gillespie, Dept. of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University
Tuning the immature auditory brainstem to listen
|March 2011||J.Wiebe Horst, Dept. Of Otorhinolaryngology, University Medical Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
Temporal coding and input-output curves in hearing
Neal Viemeister, Ph.D., Professor Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
Dynamic auditory frequency resolution
|September 2010||Andrej Kral, Professor of Auditory Neurophysiology
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
What makes sensitive periods critical?
|June 2010||Doug Cotanche, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Boston University School of Medicine
Cell Fate Decisions in Cochlear Hair Cell Development and Regeneration
|November 2009||Melanie Ferguson, Clinical Scientist (Audiology)
National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing
Understanding auditory processing disorder in children, its characteristics and management
|October 2009||Ana Belén Elgoyhen, Ph.D.
National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Buenos Aires
Investigator: Institute for Research on Genetic Engineering & Molecular Biology
The Efferent Olivocochlear System and Protection from Acoustic Trauma
|May 2009||Tobias Moser, M.D.
Medical Faculty, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Molecular physiology of the hair cell ribbon synapse
|February 2009||*Robert W. Sweetow, Ph.D.
Director of Audiology; Professor of Otolaryngology
University of California – San Francisco
Clinical Management of the Tinnitus Patient
|November 2008||Dan Goldreich, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Inference under uncertainty: how a Bayesian brain perceives the physical world
|October 2008||Ervin Hafter, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Departmental Areas – Cognition, Brain & Behavior, Director: Auditory Perception Lab
University of California – Berkeley
A role for trace memory in shared attention
|June 2008||Brian McDermott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
Analysis and functional evaluation of the hair-cell transcriptome
|April 2008||David Kemp, Ph.D.,
University College, London, Ear Institute
OAEs: Sound from ears. Where does it come from and where is it leading us?
|February 2008||*James Jerger, Ph.D.
Distinguished Scholar in Residence
University of Texas, Dallas
Listening to Words: An Electrophysiological Perspective
|December 2007||Anu Sharma, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Cortical development and re-organization in children with cochlear implants
|December 2007||Jeffrey R. Holt, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience,
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
The Molecules and Mechanisms of Mechanosensation in the Mammalian Inner Ear
|October 2007||Mikkos Sams, Ph.D.
Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Computational Engineering
From reactive to active auditory system
|October 2007||Christoph Schreiner, Ph.D.
University of California – San Francisco
Cellular mechanisms of auditory cortical function and plasticity
|October 2007||Carrick L. Talmadge, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi, National Center for Physical Acoustics
Human cochlear physics: theory and experiment
|May 2006||Brad May, Ph.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
Sensory screening procedures for mouse models of hearing
|May 2006||Dan Sanes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neural Science and Biology
New York University
Functional development of the auditory central nervous system & the impact of hearing loss
|February 2006||Peter Heil, Ph.D.
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
Temporal summation and auditory pattern recognition
|February 2006||David R. Moore, Ph.D.
Director of the Medical Research Council
Institute of Hearing Research
University of Oxford, U. K.
Auditory learning in theory and practice
|March 2006||*Brian C. J. Moore, Ph.D.
Professor of Auditory Perception
University of Cambridge, U. K.
Perception of pitch by normally hearing & hearing-impaired people
|October 2005||Kelly L. Tremblay, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Seattle
The aging auditory system: physiological perspectives on temporal processing and auditory rehabilitation
* Lectures sponsored in conjunction with the Doctor of Audiology Program, Northwestern University