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Hearing loss, impairment or deafness may be of two major types: one that develops some time in life, one that a baby is born with – or congenital deafness. Most commonly, hearing loss is seen with age or is caused by exposure to loud noises.
UM SOM expert diagnoses severe illness that destroyed hearing of Spanish artist

UM SOM expert diagnoses severe illness that destroyed hearing of Spanish artist

Many studies overlook hearing loss when assessing doctor-patient communication

Many studies overlook hearing loss when assessing doctor-patient communication

Researchers discover gene that may play role in restoring hearing after noise exposure

Researchers discover gene that may play role in restoring hearing after noise exposure

Traditional hearing tests fail to diagnose patients with common inner ear damage

Traditional hearing tests fail to diagnose patients with common inner ear damage

Surgical partners successfully remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors

Surgical partners successfully remove nearly 2,000 cranial base tumors

Researchers use genetic manipulation to regenerate auditory hair cells in adult mice

Researchers use genetic manipulation to regenerate auditory hair cells in adult mice

Researchers use modified AAV as ‘Trojan Horse’ for delivering genes to restore congenital deafness

Researchers use modified AAV as ‘Trojan Horse’ for delivering genes to restore congenital deafness

Study finds direct link between increasing width of vestibular aqueduct and severity of child's hearing loss

Study finds direct link between increasing width of vestibular aqueduct and severity of child's hearing loss

Inner ear gene therapy holds promise for treating patients with hearing loss and dizziness

Inner ear gene therapy holds promise for treating patients with hearing loss and dizziness

New recommendations aim to guide doctors and patients about testing, treatment options

New recommendations aim to guide doctors and patients about testing, treatment options

New intervention may improve hearing aid wear time among older adults

New intervention may improve hearing aid wear time among older adults

Oticon raises awareness of how hearing loss treatment can have positive effect on quality of life

Oticon raises awareness of how hearing loss treatment can have positive effect on quality of life

Noise pollution in cities and hearing loss have 64% positive correlation, study reveals

Noise pollution in cities and hearing loss have 64% positive correlation, study reveals

First-ever clinical study shows that older adults benefit from hearing aid use

First-ever clinical study shows that older adults benefit from hearing aid use

New study seeks to understand how deaf infants with cochlear implants learn words

New study seeks to understand how deaf infants with cochlear implants learn words

Listening technique for cochlear implant users in noisy situations

Listening technique for cochlear implant users in noisy situations

New approach to generate high volume of hair cells may help restore full hearing

New approach to generate high volume of hair cells may help restore full hearing

Researchers identify new unexpected cause for hidden hearing loss

Researchers identify new unexpected cause for hidden hearing loss

UTMB researchers unravel mystery of how Zika virus causes birth defects

UTMB researchers unravel mystery of how Zika virus causes birth defects

Noise from bursting balloons can lead to hearing loss, say researchers

Noise from bursting balloons can lead to hearing loss, say researchers