April 2023 Celebrating the Distinguished Achievements of James R. Bartles, Ph.D.
Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D.
The Vollum Institute
Oregon Health Sciences University
Developmental Assembly of the Hair Bundle
March 2023 Mark A. Rutherford, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology
Selective glutamate receptor antagonism suppresses excitotoxicity in
cochlear nerve fibers to prevent effects of noise trauma while maintaining
hearing function
November 2022 Barbara Canlon, Ph.D.
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
Noise trauma: The good, the bad and the ugly
May 2019 Catherine Weisz, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Natioinal Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Inhibition of Auditory Efferent Neurons
January 2018 Justin Aronoff, Ph.D.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Benefits, Limitations, and Potential of Bilateral Cochlear Implants
December 2017 Andrea Warner-Czyz, Ph.D., CCC-A
The University of Texas Dallas
Optimizing Early Communication Outcomes with Cochlear Implants Using Spoken Language
March 2017 Mark A. Rutherford, Ph.D.
Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine
Mechanisms of Sound-Induced Synaptic Disintegration in the Organ of Corti
December 2016 Ryan McCreery, Ph.D.
Boys Town National Research Hospital
What can studying children who wear hearing aids tell us about auditory development?
May 2016 Christine Petit, M.D., Ph.D.
College de France
Institut Pasteur
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
Nottingham, England
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.
Georg-August-University, Goettingen
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