Hideko Heidi Nakajima, M.D., Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Research Summary

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Research Summary

Dr. Nakajima’s primary research interests include human auditory mechanics, middle-ear prostheses, acoustical stimulation of the cochlea, and the development and diagnosis and treatment of middle and inner ear disease.  Her research addresses fundamental scientific questions about the auditory system and develops new and improved methods to diagnose and treat human hearing disease.  She accomplishes this through experiments on human cadaveric preparations, clinical measurements on live humans, and on modeling of the hearing system.

Select Publications

Assessment of ear disorders using power reflectance. Nakajima HH, Rosowski JJ, Shahnaz N, Voss SE. Ear Hear. 2013; 34:48s-53s.

Comparison of forward (ear-canal) and reverse (round-window) sound stimulation of the cochlea. Stieger C, Rosowski JJ, Nakajima HH. Hear Res. 2013; 301:105-14.

The effect of superior semicircular canal dehiscence on intracochlear sound pressures. Pisano DV, Niesten ME, Merchant SN, Nakajima HH. Audiol Neurotol. 2012; 17:338-48.

Evaluation of round window stimulation using the floating mass transducer by intracochlear sound pressure measurements in human temporal bones. Nakajima HH, Dong W, Olson ES, Rosowski JJ, Ravicz ME, Merchant SN. Otol Neurotol. 2010; 31:506-11.

Differential intracochlear sound pressure measurements in normal human temporal bones. Nakajima HH, Dong W, Olson ES, Merchant SN, Ravicz ME, Rosowski JJ. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2009; 10:23-36.

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