Research at the Division of Audiology

The research performed at the Division of Audiology can be divided into these main areas:

Epidemiologic hearing research

Within the field of hearing epidemiology, the prevalences of hearing impairment and tinnitus and possible causes of these conditions are explored. Common causes of hearing impairment and tinnitus are old age, diseases, and genetic factors. There are also many factors related to the work environment and the living conditions that are associated with hearing problems.

Tvillingars hörsel

Åsa Skjönsberg

Pernilla Videhult Pierre

 

Chemicals and hearing loss - the need of a noise notation

Occupational och leisure time noise exposures in different occupational groups

Per Muhr

Noise exposure and hearing data of pilots within the Swedish Air Force
This information is only in Swedish.

The prevalence of hearing impairment among 18 year-olds
This information is only in Swedish.

The influence of noise exposure prior to and during military service
This information is only in Swedish.

Clinical hearing research

Clinical hearing research involves direct patient-based hearing research, such as diagnosis and treatment of different types of hearing and balance disorders in patients of all ages. Most of this research is performed by the Hearing and Balance clinic at the Karolinska University Hospital and is described on their web site. Some projects are performed in a cooperation between the Hearing and balance clinic and the Division of Audiology.

Group leader Pernilla Videhult Pierre

Pharmacological treatment of exogenous hearing loss