Magdalena Wojtczak has been awarded a 5-year $1.2M grant.
Research Associate Professor Magdalena Wojtczak has been awarded a 5-year $1.2M grant from NIH to study cochlear synaptopathy. This condition, referred to as "hidden hearing loss" because it cannot be detected with today's clinical tests, has been identified in animals who were exposed to high noise levels. The new research will develop clinical tests to diagnose the condition in humans and will explore how it affects everyday hearing, along with its relationship to tinnitus. Hearing loss with age and tinnitus are both major health problems in the US.