College of Engineering @ USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences @ USF
USF'S NEWEST INTERCOLLEGIATE RESEARCH CENTER Twenty years ago, very few Universities offered programs in Biomedical Engineering. More recently several Universities, including USF, have done so. On the other hand, in the fields of audiology, language and speech pathology, USF has a widely recognized Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD Ranked in the top 15 in the US).
NATURE VS. NUTURE: WHAT DETERMINES YOUR HEARING AS YOU AGE? Have you ever wondered if you will hear (or not) more like your Mother or your Father as you grow older? Research on the heritability of age-related hearing loss says, odds are you will hear more like your Mother. This stronger relation to your Mother's hearing in old age, hints that at least a portion of how well you will hear as you grow older is genetic, or determined by Nature.

The Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research (GCHSR) at the University of South Florida is a multi-college interdisciplinary research center established in collaboration with the Colleges of Engineering and Behavioral & Community Sciences. Central GCHSR facilities include conference room, administrative offices, research offices, and the primary laboratories of the founding GCHSR faculty. These facilities are located in Suite 210 of the Business Park Building (BPB) of the USF Research Park at 3802 Spectrum Blvd.

The founding faculty laboratories include the Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory, the Auditory Neurophysiology Laboratory, and the Cellular, Systems and Molecular Neuroengineering Laboratory.



Dr. Susan Shore, of the University of Michigan, who spoke on "The Neural Bases and Neuroengineering of Tinnitus"

USF Researchers Identify Gene Linked to Old Age Hearing Loss