The University Record, November 2, 1992

Kresge receives $7 million from NIH

The Kresge Hearing Research Institute has received a $7 million, four-year award from the National Institutes of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study hearing and the causes of deafness.

Knowledge gained from the study will benefit more than 20 million American who suffer from some form of hearing loss. Researchers are working to understand how auditory information is processed by the ear and perceived by the brain.

Headed by Jochen H. Schacht, professor of biological chemistry, the program is in its 27th year, one of the longest running research programs in the country with uninterrupted funding by the National Institutes of Health.