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JUNE 23-25, 2022

Palmer Commons

100 Washtenaw Avenue

Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Kresge Hearing Research Institute is pleased to host the 9th Midwest Auditory Research Conference (MARC) on June 23-25, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The MARC was created as a setting for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge auditory and vestibular research and to foster a high level of interaction among students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty scientists. 


  • To foster collaborations among basic, clinical, and translational hearing and vestibular scientists and clinicians from the Midwest.

  • To provide an affordable and accessible opportunity for graduate and postdoctoral students to present their work while interacting with national leaders in the field at a national-caliber scientific meeting.

Star-studded line up of keynote speakers:

  • Ruth Anne Eatock

  • Gwenaelle Geleoc

  • Maria Neimark Geffen

  • Elisabeth Glowatzki

  • Matthew Kelley

  • Barbara Shinn-Cunningham

  • Larry Trussell

Presentation topics:

  • Hair Cell Function

  • Genetics of Hearing Loss & Gene Therapy

  • Cortical Processing

  • Hair Cell Synapses

  • Development & Regeneration

  • Human Psychoacoustics & Imaging

  • Brainstem Circuits

  • Translational Research & Development

Friday Museum Reception

Please join us Friday evening during the MARC at the University of Michigan Museum of Art to explore the art collections, enjoy cocktails and dinner, and meet other scientists in the field. The evening will conclude with a discussion on how to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in auditory and vestibular research featuring a panel lead by Dr. David Brown, University of Michigan Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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