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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.
UCLA-led study reveals possibility of CMV and HIV transmission from mothers to infants

UCLA-led study reveals possibility of CMV and HIV transmission from mothers to infants

New program provides free hearing aids to low-income, uninsured adults

New program provides free hearing aids to low-income, uninsured adults

Research shows how sign language exposure affects young cochlear implant recipients

Research shows how sign language exposure affects young cochlear implant recipients

Testicular cancer survivors with low testosterone more likely to have chronic health problems

Testicular cancer survivors with low testosterone more likely to have chronic health problems

Jaw malformations in zebrafish could provide clues about hearing loss in mice and humans

Jaw malformations in zebrafish could provide clues about hearing loss in mice and humans

NUS scientists develop novel handheld device for treatment of 'glue ear' in children

NUS scientists develop novel handheld device for treatment of 'glue ear' in children

Study provides insights into how HCMV infection causes birth defects

Study provides insights into how HCMV infection causes birth defects

Scientists use new RNA sequencing and statistical techniques to track stem cells in the nose

Scientists use new RNA sequencing and statistical techniques to track stem cells in the nose

Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis predicted to increase in four high burden countries

Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis predicted to increase in four high burden countries

Use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

Use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

IU researchers develop new method to grow inner ear tissue from human stem cells

IU researchers develop new method to grow inner ear tissue from human stem cells

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