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Donald Henderson

Professor of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

University at Buffalo

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University at Buffalo

1576 Sweet Home Rd.

Buffalo, New York,14228

United States

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The University at Buffalo offers 20 Division I intercollegiate sports that compete at the highest level of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The 20 sports are: football, baseball, softball, women's volleyball, men's and women'...more

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Employment History

Professor With the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences

State University of New York

Director, Department

Communicative Disorders

Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences



Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center

Board Member

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association



Western Washington State College


University at Buffalo


University of Texas


State University of New York at Buffalo

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"The everyday stress of living in an industrialized society takes its toll on your ears," says Don Henderson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Hearing and Deafness and a professor of communicative disorders and sciences at the University at Buffalo.In fact, a 1986 Laryngoscope study found that Easter Island natives who had spent time living in industrialized societies suffered significant hearing problems compared to people who never lived elsewhere.Furthermore, the longer they lived abroad, the more severe the negative effects.Translation for those of us not residing on a remote island: Living in an urban center, such as New York City, will cause more damage to your hearing over time than living in a quiet environment (think: ranch in Montana). You'll be glad to know that there are things you can do to protect your hearing, without changing your address."The best way of gauging the effect of a noise is to see if things sound a bit duller or if there's a ringing in your ears afterward," says Henderson."This will help slightly,which can make a difference, given that hearing loss from environmental causes happens over ten to twenty years," says Henderson. Exactly how does noise harm your hearing?"In order to process loud sounds, your ears require an enormous amount of energy," explains Henderson."The louder the noise, the more energy required.The more energy your cells produce, the more mistakes that are made, resulting in the creation of free radicals,which can damage or kill your auditory sensory cells."Normally, antioxidants in your body can absorb the free radicals, but when you're exposed to lots of noise, there are not enough of them to deal with all the free radicals being made. In his recent research, Henderson has found that delivering high doses of antioxidants to the inner ears of animals protects them from hearing loss when exposed to loud noises."It just may be that in the future we'll have drugs for people to take so that those going into very loud situations, such as soldiers into combat or during training drills, can protect their hearing," says Henderson. Other research suggests that the negative effects of noise are not limited to hearing loss.A study done at Cornell University found that children living in the flight path of a new international airport suffered significant increases in blood pressure and stress hormones six months and 18 months after the airport opened.Children in the same town who did not live under the flight path did not experience these changes. "People need to stop taking their hearing for granted," concludes Henderson.

Merger of Innovation and Expertise Results in Growth for NYS Companies|Polymer Conversions

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DiNardo and Post submitted a proposal to UB CAT and, under the guidance of Donald Henderson, Ph.D., UB professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, the UB CAT program was able to support the development project.

Board of Directors 2009 - Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center

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Donald Henderson, Ph.D

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center - Operating Board

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Donald HendersonCenter for Hearing & DeafnessState University of New York at Buffalo

The International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration

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The book is edited by Colleen Le Prell, Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Director of the Hearing Research Center at the University of Florida; Donald Henderson, Professor, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo; Richard R. Fay, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago; Arthur N. Popper, Professor, Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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