As one of the only laboratories of its kind, the Otopathology Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School is dedicated to advancing methodologies for the processing and study of human temporal bones. In doing so, the laboratory helps facilitate the sharing of tissues and technologies among institutions and promotes the recruitment and training of new investigators in the field of human otopathology.

Our staff, which includes specially trained researchers and post-doctoral research fellows, works to understand the pathology of the inner ear in order to find new treatments and cures for problems associated with hearing and balance.

Technical Resources

Find information on temporal bone removal and processing as well as access to the National Temporal Bone and the Mouse Cochlea Gene databases.

Educational Resources

Discover helpful resources from downloadable 3-D models and simulators to webcasts and publications.

Image Libraries

Gain access to libraries containing sections from normal human temporal bones and others with more than 1,500 images from pathologic specimens.