The UC Irvine Center for Hearing Research, led by Raju Metherate, has been awarded $2.2 million to establish a Core Center for Hearing and Communication Research. The center will contain state-of-the-art equipment for use by more than 20 scientists who study hearing and communication. This shared technology will foster collaboration, as the scientists come from nine departments and five schools at UCI. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders awarded the grant.