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Hearing Research
Help Us Find a Cure for Hearing Loss and Related Issues

Help us meet the challenge to advance Dr. Djalilian's vital work! The Rohl Family is issuing two generous challenges this Giving Day. The first 10 gifts received will unlock $125,000 in support of Dr. Djalilian’s research. When we reach 20 gifts, an additional $125,000 will be unlocked.

"We are honored to support Dr. Djalilian's vital resarch and care in hearing and balance, which has made a profound impact on the health of so many. Please join us on Giving Day so that, together, we can acclerate his pathbreaking work to heal and change the lives of thousands more. Thank you!" - Louis and Laura Rohl

Under the leadership of Dr. Hamid Djalilian, professor of otolaryngology and biomedical engineering at UC Irvine, a research team is leading the way to find a cure for hearing loss, tinnitus, balance issues, migraine, vertigo and facial paralysis.
A gift of any amount accelerates Djalilian's work to develop new devices and technologies, and to bring to market novel medications and novel treatments which will end the suffering of millions with hearing loss and imbalance issues.
Your gift today will directly support the following: 

  • An electrical stimulation device, the only one in the world showing promise for curing tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
  • A novel hearing aid that directly vibrates the ear drum, providing a much higher quality sound than conventional hearing aids.
  • A new device that creates facial symmetry for patients suffering from facial paralysis.
  • A novel combination medication to treat patients with recurrent vertigo caused by migraine or Meniere’s disease.
  • A novel device for painless diagnosis of ear infections.
  • Two novel drug combinations to treat tinnitus.
  • A new molecular treatment for age related and noise induced hearing loss.
  • A novel molecular genetic treatment to regenerate hearing cells in the inner ear and reverse hearing loss.

With your partnership on Giving Day, we can continue to make tremendous strides and inspire hope for new life-changing treatments, clinical breakthroughs and cures.
 Thank you for your generosity and for being a hero to people across the globe who suffer from hearing loss, facial paralysis and balance issues.
With the support from last year’s Giving Day campaign, we received 26 gifts, which were instrumental in advancing hearing treatments, as well as developing new technologies for hearing loss, migraine, ringing in the ears and balance. These gifts also supported innovative research that is first in the world and shows tremendous promise to cure these issues. Please join us again this year to accelerate our efforts to transform hearing and balance technologies and treatments, which will impact the lives of millions.    


Please contact Joy Kliewer, PhD, senior director of development, at joy.kliewer@uci.edu or 310-486-9265 to learn more about Djalilian’s research and opportunities for support.

Hearing Research Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 20
2 NV 1
2 TX 1
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Hearing Research Challenge
Help us meet the challenge to advance Dr. Djalilian’s vital work! The Rohl Family is issuing two generous challenges this Giving Day. The first 10 gifts received will unlock $125,000 in support of Dr. Djalilian’s research. When we reach 20 gifts, an additional $125,000 will be unlocked.
20 / 20 Gifts
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