National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
Robert Folmer, Ph.D.
Robert L. Folmer earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in biology from San Francisco State University. He received his Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of California, San Francisco. At U.C.S.F., he conducted numerous EEG and evoked potential studies and evaluations for the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Otolaryngology, and Neurosurgery. He also provided neurophysiological monitoring services during brain and spinal surgeries. In 1998, he became the Chief of Clinical Services for the Tinnitus Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where he maintains an appointment of Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology. He joined the NCRAR in 2007 and serves as Principal Investigator for research projects involving transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS); electrophysiological assessment of auditory processing; evaluation of auditory, vestibular and cognitive functions in patients who have multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson Disease, or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Financial/Nonfinancial Relationships: Dr. Folmer has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.