R1: Biomolecular, genetic, physiological solutions

Program overview

Better understanding of age related (presbycusic) or acquired hearing loss will enable HEARing CRC researchers to identify individuals most at risk, and to design commercial diagnostic tools for this purpose. Projects are also aimed at identifying molecules that may be targeted by drugs for the prevention or treatment of hearing loss.

A second project area under R1 is interested in central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) and tinnitus. Using magnetoencephalographic imaging to record nervous activity in the brain, the transmission and processing of sounds can be studied in individuals with normal hearing as well as those with different types of hearing loss. This information will be used to identify new approaches to prevention, diagnosis and management of CAPD and tinnitus in children and adults.

More information about individual projects can be found below.

Projects in this Program