Cochlear Implant Technology Focus of SWOSU Biology Seminar this Wednesday

Dr. R. Stanley Baker

Dr. R. Stanley Baker of the Hough Ear Institute will be guest speaker at the SWOSU Department of Biology seminar series this Wednesday, February 18, on the Weatherford campus.

The public is invited to the 4 p.m. free presentation in Old Science Building Room 212. Baker will speak on the topics of Otologic Medicine and Cochlear Implants. 

Baker is a fifth generation Oklahoman, growing up in Tulsa. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he completed a six year residency in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California- Davis and then served a one year clinical fellowship in Otology and Neurotology at the Hough Ear Institute with Drs. Hough and McGee. Soon after, he joined them in practice at the Otologic Medical Clinic.

In his clinic, Dr. Baker enjoys seeing both children and adults with a full range of ear, hearing and balance disorders. For over 20 years he has had a special interest in the medical and surgical management of hearing loss, has performed over 900 cochlear implant surgeries and has been a co-investigator for several FDA clinical trials during the development of implantable hearing devices. Most recently he served as the principle investigator for the Hearts for Hearing contribution to the successful Nucleus Hybrid L24 Cochlear Implant project. Dr. Baker was a co-founder of Hearts for Hearing and values the interdisciplinary team approach and family centered care featured at Hearts for Hearing.

Baker was appointed a Fellow in the distinguished American Neurotology Society in 1996.

He and his wife, Jeni, are avid runners and cyclists and enjoy all outdoor activities. She is an audiologist and has worked at the Otologic Medical Clinic since 1999. Together they share a passion for helping others in the community by serving on several boards.