Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit disorder among human beings. Millions of people world-wide, including thirty-six million in the US alone, struggle to hear. Solving such a complex problem takes top scientists in many fields.
The Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center is a multidisciplinary center incorporating faculty in the School of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. All told, eighteen University of Washington departments are represented here.