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Mario A. Ruggero
Professor Emeritus
Communication Sciences & Disorders

Mario A. Ruggero

Mario Ruggero studies all aspects of the ear, from the external ear to the auditory nerve. Ruggero’s research has shed light not only on how the normal ear works but also on what causes deafness and how it might be treated.


PhDPhysiology, University of Chicago
BABiology, The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)

Select Publications

Ruggero, M. A. and Temchin, A. N. (2007). Similarity of traveling-wave delays in the hearing organs of humans and other tetrapods. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 8: 153-166.

Recio-Spinoso, A., Temchin, A. N., van Dijk, P., Fan, Y.-H. and Ruggero, M. A. (2005). Wiener-kernel analysis of responses to noise of chinchilla auditory-nerve fibers. Journal of Neurophysiology 93: 3615-3634.

Temchin, A. N., Recio-Spinoso, A., van Dijk, P. and Ruggero, M. A. (2005). Wiener kernels of chinchilla auditory-nerve fibers: verification using responses to tones, clicks and noise and comparison with basilar-membrane vibrations. Journal of Neurophysiology 93: 3635-3648.


401Signals, Systems and Acoustics for the Communication Sciences
550-2Research Procedures in Communication Sciences and Disorders
516Readings on cochlear biophysics and physiology, basic and applied