The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s is fundamentally changing the way otolaryngology is studied and treated through our clinical and laboratory research.
Our clinical research focuses on airway reconstruction and childhood hearing loss. In the laboratory, we concentrate on laryngeal cartilage development and the genetics of deafness.
Other areas of funded research encompass the causes of deafness, including cytomegalovirus (CMV) and functional neuroimaging of the central auditory system.
We also explore a variety of different areas of focus:
- Development of a cochlear prosthesis
- Improvement of wound healing in laryngotracheoplasty
- Neurosensory testing of hypopharynx
- Laryngopharyngeal sensory stimulation in infants with apnea
- Otolaryngology disorders in children with Down syndrome
- Evaluation and treatment of sleep apnea
- Epidemiology of hearing loss
- Progression of pre-surgery and post-surgery changes in vocal quality and laryngeal function
- Benefits of early speech/voice intervention following airway reconstruction
- Reliability of perceptual measures of pediatric vocal quality by expert raters
- Vascular malformations of the head and neck
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease