Causes of Hearing Loss in Marine Mammals
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – Dr. Darlene Ketten
Darlene Ketten is a marine scientist and neurophysiologist specializing in biomechanics of hearing and hearing loss. She received a B.A., Washington University; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She currently is Chief Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Computerized Scanning and Imaging Facility and is a Visiting Professor in Neurosciences at Brown University. Dr. Ketten has over twenty-five years’ experience in auditory physiology, noise and blast trauma, and high resolution radiology. She has specialty accreditations in Neuroradiology, Veterinary Pathology, and Forensic Pathology and is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Senior Fellow of the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDCD), Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Jefferson Science Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Helmholtz International Fellow in Environmental Sciences. Dr. Ketten has served on international and US Federal advisory boards and as a specialty panelist and expert witness for NIH, the National Academy of Sciences, the Marine Mammal Commission, NATO, NOAA, NIH, SACLANT, NIH/CDC on Cochlear Implants, CHABA on Blast Trauma, and EU Polar Research Policy Board.