Season 1, Episode 6

Re-sounding Remedy

Allyson Sisler-Dinwiddie and Rene Gifford, Audiologists

Follow Allyson Sisler-Dinwiddie and Rene Gifford as they develop a resounding remedy to help people hear again.

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two women, one inserting a listening device into the other's ear Credit: © Science Friday

In 2004, pediatric audiologist Allyson Sisler-Dinwiddie plunged into a world of silence after a car accident damaged her hearing. Under the care of hearing researcher Rene Gifford, she became one of the first test subjects of a new technique to improve cochlear implants, devices that use electrodes to stimulate cells in the inner ear. Since then, Sisler-Dinwiddie and Gifford have worked together to restore other patients’ hearing. Watch the pair and their team at Vanderbilt University as they develop a resounding remedy to help people hear again.

External Links
Rene Gifford Interview On Science Friday
Find Out How Cochlear Implants And Hearing Aids Sound Like In A Science Friday Activity
Rene Gifford's Lab Website