Suhrud M. Rajguru

Filmed 2/09/18

I Can’t Hear You! Stopping the Hidden Hearing Loss Epidemic

Noise is a leading cause of hearing loss, yet most of us have no idea that our exposure everyday sounds -- at sporting events and concerts or from our earbuds – can be damaging our ears. And that cumulative damage may be permanent. Hearing shapes how we interact with the world, and loss of hearing can severely impact us cognitively, socially and physically. Scientists at the University of Miami College of Engineering and at Miller School of Medicine are uncovering clues about hidden hearing loss and are racing to produce solutions that can be implemented across the globe.

Dr. Suhrud RajguruDr. Suhrud Rajguru is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and otolaryngology at the College of Engineering (CoE) of the University of Miami. Dr. Rajguru’s research, namely in improving cochlear implantation through hypothermia, has been recognized by several agencies (i.e. Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA) and (CTSI )Miami’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute) and has resulted in his appointment as a director in the NIH I-corps program to help promote the accelerated commercialization of early-stage biomedical technologies.