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The Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center sits on the northwest bank of Lake Washington on the leafy campus of the University of Washington.
While the setting is idyllic and serene, the Bloedel Center bustles as resesarchers study, collaborate, and search for answers. The causes of hearing loss and disequalibrium are complex. Understanding and solving the problems that affect hearing require that researchers collaborate between fields and across large geographic regions. To that end, we sponsor a Travelling Scientist program, which allows our affiliates to travel to other universities to conduct short-term collaborations. It also enables affiliates to bring colleagues from institutions world-wide to share knowledge and collaborate on key initiatives here.
Our SHACS lecture series further diffuses the knowlege of top scientists from many specialties to students and faculty on a regular basis.
Through research, collaboration, teaching, and innovation, the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center focuses continually on its mission to work together so that all might hear.