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Cochlear implant patients Sarah Ali and Kittiya Laemmer, 15 years later.

August 12, 2014

Cochlear implant opens world of sound to young patients

Looking back 15 years later, procedure ‘changes a person’s life completely’

Karen Zupko cutting the ribbon to the therapy room

July 8, 2014

Renovated audiology patient-training center opens

Funded with donation from patient’s wife in his memory

Researcher affixing a device to a participant's ear

May 20, 2014

Researchers work to prevent hearing loss after chemo

Device alerts doctors to change medications, dosages to minimize damage to inner ear

Researcher affixing a device to a participant's ear

May 6, 2014

Research seeks to prevent hearing loss during chemotherapy

New device detects early signs of side effect from cancer treatment

March 12, 2012

Discovery of Hair-Cell Roots Suggests the Brain Modulates Sound Sensitivity

The hair cells of the inner ear have a previously unknown “root” extension that may allow them to communicate with nerve cells and the brain to regulate sensitivity to sound vibrations and head position, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have discovered.