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We are internationally recognized ​as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. In 2013, we began a new frontier in neurobehavioral research using brain imaging ​techniques to better ​help diagnose and treat troubled children with severe behavioral and mental health problems.

Translating research to change the way America cares for children, families and communities.

Research ​Centers



Neurobehavioral/research/CenterNeurobehavResearch/Pages/default.aspxNeurobehavioralImproving methods for intervening early in the lives of children with behavioral and mental disorders./research/PublishingImages/Neurobehavioral.jpg
Audiological and Vestibular/research/AudiologicalVestibularResearch/Pages/default.aspxAudiological and VestibularInnovative research and clinical programs dedicated to improving evaluations and outcomes for adults and children with hearing loss or balance disorders./research/PublishingImages/Hearing-aid.jpg
Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning/research/ChildhoodDeafnessLanguageLearningResearch/Pages/default.aspxChildhood Deafness, Language and LearningStudying child language and communication development and contributing evidence to guide and support early interventions for children with hearing loss./research/PublishingImages/Childhood-Deafness-Language-Learning.jpg
Hearing/research/HearingResearch/Pages/default.aspxHearingResearch programs dedicated to understanding hearing, promoting translational clinical hearing research and training early-stage hearing scientists./research/PublishingImages/Hearing.jpg
Perception and Communication in Children/research/COBRE/Pages/default.aspxPerception and Communication in ChildrenProviding a unique environment for understanding the consequences of childhood hearing loss for speech and language perception and processing./research/PublishingImages/Center-for-Perception-Communication-in-Children.jpg
Sensory Neuroscience/research/SensoryNeuroscienceResearch/Pages/default.aspxSensory NeuroscienceAiming to understand neurosensory systems function at the molecular level in both healthy tissues and genetic disease states, with a particular focus on hearing./research/PublishingImages/Sensory-Neuroscience.jpg


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Training opportunities

Boys Town National Research ​Hospital ​offers opportunities for students and graduates to work with researchers through the following available positions.

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Dr. James Blair to speak at Neurobiology Symposium James Blair to speak at Neurobiology SymposiumDr. James Blair is the leading theorist on the neurodevelopment of psychopathy. The Center for Neurobehavioral Research is a unique collaboration between Boys Town Youth Care Services and Boys Town National Research Hospital. 2017-03-29T05:00:00Z
Telepractice Study for Cochlear Implants Aimed at Extending Access to Care Study for Cochlear Implants Aimed at Extending Access to CareBoys Town National Research Hospital researcher, Michelle Hughes, Ph.D., is studying the effectiveness of remote cochlear implant service delivery.2016-10-03T05:00:00Z

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