Hearing loss is topic of Omaha Science Cafe

Jonathan Hatch, M.D., assistant professor and neurotologist in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at UNMC, will discuss surgical options for hearing loss at the May 14 Omaha Science Cafe at 7 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Dr. Hatch received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at UNMC. Dr. Hatch went on to complete a fellowship in neurotology/skull base surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Hatch’s research interests include:

  • Cochlear implant outcomes and quality of life metrics;
  • Imaging of the temporal bone;
  • Vestibular disorders such as Meniere’s disease; and
  • Skull base disorders.

In his time away from work, Dr. Hatch enjoys snowboarding, obstacle racing, and mountain biking. He is originally from Heber City, Utah.

This cafe is in partnership with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

Science Cafes involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older) and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a Q-and-A period.

Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people. For more information about Science Cafes, go to the Science Cafe website.

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