About

The House Institute Foundation has led the way in new discoveries and applications of ear medicine and skull base surgeries for over 70 years.  

Our Work

RESEARCH

Defining the causes of hearing and balance disorders and developing the solutions necessary to aid the hearing impaired.

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EDUCATION

Providing hearing health information to the public and education programs for medical professionals.

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GLOBAL HEARING HEALTH

Increasing access to treatments, technology, and training in high-need communities locally and worldwide.

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Howard P. House founded the institute in 1946 as the Los Angeles Foundation of Otology, a private nonprofit hearing research and education facility with the goal of creating a world where “all may hear.”  

From physical challenges like balance disorders to social challenges like reduced academic achievement, hearing loss can have a debilitating impact on all areas of life. World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, 1 in 10 people will have debilitating hearing loss. We are on a mission to change that. 

Our Team

We are a team of dreamers, explorers, analysts, and dog lovers unified in our mission of creating a world where all may hear.  

Foundation

John J. Galvin III PhD
Research Associate

John J. Galvin III biography

Javia Headley
Marketing Communications Manager

Javia Headley biography

Randall J. Heeren
Video Strategist

Randall J. Heeren biography

Shanel Hill
Clinical Research Coordinator

Shanel Hill biography

Erin N. O’Donnell
Associate Director of Education and Global Health

Erin N. O’Donnell biography

Audrey Salzburg

Audrey Salzburg biography

Jeremy Sidell

Jeremy Sidell biography

Natalie Ziegler MS, RN, CPNP
NF2 Clinic Coordinator; Clinical Research Coordinator

Natalie Ziegler biography

Our Current Research Labs

M. Jennifer Derebery MD, FACS
Research Committee Co-Chair

M. Jennifer Derebery biography

John J. Galvin III PhD
Research Associate

John J. Galvin III biography

Shanel Hill
Clinical Research Coordinator

Shanel Hill biography

Gregory P. Lekovic MD, PhD

Gregory P. Lekovic biography

Anne K. Maxwell MD

Anne K. Maxwell biography

Mia E. Miller MD

Mia E. Miller biography

Dawna Mills AuD

Dawna Mills biography

Kevin A. Peng MD
Research Committee Chair

Kevin A. Peng biography

Jordan Rock AuD, CCC-A

Jordan Rock biography

Jeremy Sidell

Jeremy Sidell biography

William H. Slattery, III MD

William H. Slattery, III biography

Eric P. Wilkinson MD, FACS

Eric P. Wilkinson biography

Natalie Ziegler MS, RN, CPNP
NF2 Clinic Coordinator; Clinical Research Coordinator

Natalie Ziegler biography

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