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Steven Jeffrey Eliades

Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
DUMC Box 3805, Durham, NC 27710
Bryan 427F, Durham, NC 27710

Research Interests


We are interested in vocal communication.  Our current research is primarily interested in auditory self-monitoring during vocal production, and the control of voice.  We examine this using basic science models as well as normal human subjects and patients with hearing and voice disorders.  We are also interested in hearing and sensory processing in naturalistic listening environments, and the neural and social origins of vocal decision making.  Finally, we have interests in learning and plasticity in cochlear implant patients.

Selected Grants


Medical Scientist Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences · 2022 - 2027

Otolaryngology Surgeon- Scientist career Path (OSSP) program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders · 2022 - 2027

Sensory Prediction in the Auditory Cortex during Vocal Production

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders · 2022 - 2025

Neurobiology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Clinician Scientist Development Award · 2015 - 2020 Triological Society · $80,000.00
Cortical mechanisms of auditory-vocal interaction (K08-DC014299) · 2014 - 2020 NIH/NIDCD · $180,000.00
1675 Foundation Gift · 2019 - 2020 1675 Foundation · $200,000.00
Sensory Prediction in the Auditory Cortex during Vocal Production (R01-DC018525) · March 2020 - February 2025 Principle Investigator · NIH/NIDCD
McCabe Fund Pilot Award · 2014 - 2015 University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine · $20,000.00

External Relationships


  • Otolith Labs

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