Gift of Hearing Foundation Lydia Gregoret

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 & Biochemistry.
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.