Lydia M. Gregoret , PhD
Lydia Gregoret is the parent of a bilateral cochlear implant
recipient. Her younger sonís severe-profound hearing loss was
diagnosed when he was one year old. He received his first
cochlear implant on his 4th birthday and his second
cochlear implant 4 years later in 2005.
Lydia was a tenured faculty member at the University of
California, Santa Cruz in the Department of Chemistry &
There, from 1994 until 2003, she taught and researched the
properties and amino acid sequences of proteins. Lydia was an
undergraduate at Boston University and then received her PhD in
1991 from the University of California, San Francisco. Before
going to UC Santa Cruz, she did postdoctoral research at MIT.
Dr. Gregoret has authored over twenty original research papers
in respected scientific journals.
Her involvement with hearing loss causes and issues initiated a
career change in 2009. Ms. Gregoret is enrolled in the Au.D.
degree program in Audiology at Northeastern University.
In addition to serving on the board of the Gift of Hearing
Foundation, Lydia volunteers as a writer for the Alexander
Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
She has written at least eight articles for their Volta Voices
magazine, along with several articles on hearing loss for other
publications. She also enjoys volunteering at her childrenís
schools in Concord, Massachusetts.