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Reversing Hearing Loss

December 9, 2019

Reprogramming enables regeneration of inner-ear cells A team led by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear…
Brain imaging helps bring cochlear implantation success into focus

December 5, 2019

For someone with hearing loss, a successful cochlear implant can change their world. But because results vary among…
Zebrafish discovery throws new light on human hearing disorders

October 28, 2019

A study of the genetic make-up of zebrafish has provided brand new insights into the cause of congenital…
Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues, study shows

October 16, 2019

Eye gaze helps infants communicate. Through everyday interactions, eye gaze establishes a social connection between parent and child…
Deafness-causing protein deficiency makes brain rewire itself, research suggests

October 7, 2019

The brains of people with congenital deafness may be rewiring themselves in ways that affect how those people…
Mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain processes sound

October 5, 2019

Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the…
New genes identified in hearing loss, providing treatment hope

September 27, 2019

In the study, researchers from King’s  and UCL analysed the genetic data from over 250,000 participants of the…
CWRU and Akouos sign agreement to advance development of gene therapy technology as a potential treatment for a type of Usher syndrome

September 17, 2019

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…
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