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CWRU and Akouos sign agreement to advance development of gene therapy technology as a potential treatment for a type of Usher syndrome


Case Western Reserve University and Boston-based Akouos have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to develop a patented gene therapy with…
Hidden Hearing Loss Effects

September 9, 2019

Chronic conductive hearing loss, a condition that can result from middle-ear infections, may interfere with  speech recognition deficits,…
Hearing - artistic concept. Image credit: Oleg Magni via Pexels (Free Pexels licence)
Sound Support: Program Helps Families Navigate New World of Hearing

September 3, 2019

Receiving a cochlear implant as a baby was only the beginning of 10-year-old Rhys Craker’s hearing journey. Learning…
Drug administration at the appropriate time of the day could prove more efficient in the treatment against hearing loss

July 31, 2019

Dexamethasone, a synthetic glucocorticoid, may be more effective in protecting the auditory system when delivered during the active…
Saving Beethoven Mice

July 4, 2019

Scientists at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital have used a novel gene-editing approach to salvage the…
Drug to treat malaria could mitigate hereditary hearing loss

July 4, 2019

The ability to hear depends on proteins to reach the outer membrane of sensory cells in the inner…
Early Hearing Loss May Mean Higher Risk of Drug and Alcohol Issues

April 2, 2019

People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers…
With Age Comes Hearing Loss and a Greater Risk of Cognitive Decline

February 15, 2019

Hearing impairment is a common consequence of advancing age. Almost three-quarters of U.S. adults age 70 and older…
Cochlea showing hair cells. UConn researchers found that blood levels of the protein prestin, found only in these outer hair cells, spike after exposure to loud noise. Image credit: 2015, Huh et al., subject to a CC-BY 4.0 license | eLife journal
Hearing Loss Announced by Protein Boom in Blood

January 8, 2019

Blood levels of a special protein found only in the inner ear spike after exposure to loud noise,…
Epigenetic Map May Pave Way for New Therapeutic Solutions to Hearing Loss

December 4, 2018

Epigenetics is the expression and control of genes. The epigenetics involved in the inner ear is a critical…
Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing disorders

September 18, 2018

When sound reaches the inner ear, it is converted into electrical signals that are relayed to the brain…
Hearing aids fit for the future

September 4, 2018

Today, hearing aids are fitted based on a single test where you wear a set of headphones and…
Novel drug therapy partially restores hearing in mice

July 10, 2018

A small-molecule drug is one of the first to preserve hearing in a mouse model of an inherited…
Subtle hearing loss while young changes brain function, study finds

May 24, 2018

Cranking up your headphones or scrambling for a front-row spot at rock shows could be damaging more than…
Hearing Aids Improve Brain Function and Memory in Older Adults

May 22, 2018

COLLEGE PARK, Md.– One of the most prevalent health conditions among older adults, age-related hearing loss, can lead…
Simple treatment may minimize hearing loss caused by loud noises

May 9, 2018

It’s well known that exposure to extremely loud noises — an explosion, a firecracker or even a concert…
Remote microphone system helps increase vocabulary of children with hearing loss

May 2, 2018

Children with hearing loss who use remote microphone systems (RMS) at home have access to about 42 percent…
Halting Intracranial Tumor Growth

April 12, 2018

  Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved…
New knowledge to help people with hidden hearing loss

January 17, 2018

DTU is heading a new research project in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, among others. The purpose of…
‘Exciting’ breakthrough in effort to help children with hearing loss

January 16, 2018

A Florida State University researcher joined an international team using brain scans and machine-learning algorithms to determine which…
Disruptive Therapy for Hearing Loss

December 21, 2017

Hearing loss is the most common form of sensory loss in humans, and almost half of cases stem…
Hearing is believing in gene therapy’s promise

December 21, 2017

Gene editing could someday help people at risk of hearing loss from genetic mutations, according to research by…
NIH study uncovers clues about why common cancer drug causes hearing loss

December 20, 2017

Scientists have found a new way to explain the hearing loss caused by cisplatin, a powerful drug used…
Babies with hearing loss need early intervention, but only half get it

July 14, 2017

Children with hearing loss who are diagnosed by 3 months of age and receive interventions by 6 months…
An evolutional twist: Sound vibrations of fish can help researchers learn more about hearing loss in humans

June 13, 2017

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The…
Wearing your earphones at the moment? You shouldn’t – 4 tips to save your hearing

May 10, 2017

There are many trends of today’s life that are worrying scientists and doctors. You see, we do not…
Patients with hearing loss benefit from training with loved one’s voice

April 20, 2017

Hearing loss often is called the invisible disability, according to Washington University researcher Nancy Tye-Murray. It can masquerade…
Study shows hearing tests miss common form of hearing loss

April 20, 2017

Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that…
When writing interferes with hearing

March 29, 2017

For deaf people, the reorganization of brain circuits impacts on the success of cochlear implants A cochlear implant…
Novel gene therapy experiment offers hope for people with certain hearing loss and dizziness disorder

March 25, 2017

In a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National…
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