Mitchell Frye was awarded a PhD in Hearing Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2018. He earned his clinical AuD degree from Wichita State University in 2015 and his BS in anthropology from Kansas State University in 2007. Dr. Frye is a licensed audiologist in the state of Texas, and his research interests span both clinical audiology and auditory neuroscience. His primary research activities have focused on cochlear immunology during postnatal development and aberrant immune states of the inner ear associated with traumatic noise insult, age-related hearing loss, and chronic lower-level noise exposure. His long-term research goals include obtaining a more comprehensive understanding of the cochlea’s immune capacity, activation and resolution—each of which is an important future biological target for reducing and ameliorating inner ear damage.