Dr. Jérôme Nevoux will explore new therapeutic approaches to hearing loss by attempting to identify molecules that stimulate auditory neuron growth, during his postdoctoral research at the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston in the United States.
Dr. Charlotte Benoit, an ENT intern, will conduct a postgraduate research project at the Inserm “Neuroprotection of the developing brain” research laboratory (U-1141) at Robert-Depré Hospital in Paris. She will test the efficacy of antiviral treatments for preserving the hearing function in mice with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
At the ENS Cognitive Science and Psycholinguistics Laboratory, Dr. Franck Ramus is studying how the brain processes speech and sounds in people with dyslexia, and how this impacts their ability to learn to read.
Dr. Amandine Jarysta will carry out research aimed at better understanding how sensorineural cells are manufactured, as part of her postdoctoral project at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor in the United States.
Dr. Ludovic Bellier is carrying out a two-year postdoctoral research in the psychology laboratory of Prof. Robert T. Knight and Dr. Brian Pasley at the Helen Wills Institute of Neurosciences (University of California, Berkeley, USA). This research will focus on how the brain processes speech information from the sounds transmitted by the ears.
Some people with hearing loss wear a cochlear implant in one ear and a hearing aid in the other. Dr. Jeanne Clarke, a young researcher at the Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics (LMA) in Marseille, is studying the interactions between these two systems to help improve their joint performance.