Who We Are

The University of Washington's Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center brings together an interdisciplinary group of investigators to study hearing, hearing loss, and related communication disorders so that those who would, might hear. The Bloedel Center is a communication focal point among basic and clinical scientists to facilitate the sharing of ideas and information for the collective advancement of auditory science and patient care.

The Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center is affiliated with the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in the School of Medicine. However, as a multidisciplinary center, it has a strong affiliation with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. In all, 15 University of Washington departments are represented in the Center.


University of Washington, Box 357923, CHDD Clinic Building, Room CD176; Seattle, WA 98195-7923. 206.685.2962, FAX 206.616.1828, bloedel@u.washington.edu