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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.
Brain-training could help elderly people increase their understanding of words in noisy situations

Brain-training could help elderly people increase their understanding of words in noisy situations

Researchers identify genes crucial for hearing

Researchers identify genes crucial for hearing

New report highlights need to screen children with reading difficulties for hearing problems

New report highlights need to screen children with reading difficulties for hearing problems

NsXeR protein: A new optogenetic tool to control muscle and neuronal cells

NsXeR protein: A new optogenetic tool to control muscle and neuronal cells

Universal screening not enough to improve language skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing children

Universal screening not enough to improve language skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing children

Study finds no evidence of auditory nerve injury after recreational noise exposure

Study finds no evidence of auditory nerve injury after recreational noise exposure

Researchers use gene therapy to restore hearing and balance in mouse model of Usher syndrome

Researchers use gene therapy to restore hearing and balance in mouse model of Usher syndrome

MED-EL introduces world’s first cochlear implant powered by wireless charging

MED-EL introduces world’s first cochlear implant powered by wireless charging

Scientists take important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients

Scientists take important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients

Study highlights complexity of childhood cancer survivors’ medical needs

Study highlights complexity of childhood cancer survivors’ medical needs

IUPUI cell biologist receives $1.9 million grant to tackle age-related hearing loss

IUPUI cell biologist receives $1.9 million grant to tackle age-related hearing loss

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome

Insmed reports top-line data from Phase 3 study of new treatment in patients with NTM lung disease

Insmed reports top-line data from Phase 3 study of new treatment in patients with NTM lung disease

Salk professor awarded $950,000 NSF grant to explore how the brain processes complex sounds

Salk professor awarded $950,000 NSF grant to explore how the brain processes complex sounds

Mild pain killer blocks action of key protein required for hearing

Mild pain killer blocks action of key protein required for hearing

SLU-led project receives NIH funding for clinical trial on potential treatment for MDR-TB

SLU-led project receives NIH funding for clinical trial on potential treatment for MDR-TB

Chronic tinnitus linked to changes in certain brain networks

Chronic tinnitus linked to changes in certain brain networks

Small clinical trial shows promise for treating rare neurodegenerative disease

Small clinical trial shows promise for treating rare neurodegenerative disease

Medical experts at UT Physicians provide tips for healthy start to new school year

Medical experts at UT Physicians provide tips for healthy start to new school year

Review provides comparison of state-level Medicaid hearing aid coverage for older adult beneficiaries

Review provides comparison of state-level Medicaid hearing aid coverage for older adult beneficiaries