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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.
Newer procedure offers more permanent solution to chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction

Newer procedure offers more permanent solution to chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction

New therapy has potential to repair cells damaged by noise, prevent hearing loss

New therapy has potential to repair cells damaged by noise, prevent hearing loss

New model based on dynamic neural code can help humans to localize sounds

New model based on dynamic neural code can help humans to localize sounds

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia

Socially housed and isolated mice may be poor research models for humans

Socially housed and isolated mice may be poor research models for humans

Zebrafish study provides new insights into the cause of congenital hearing disorders

Zebrafish study provides new insights into the cause of congenital hearing disorders

Researchers receive $3.2 million NIH grant to pursue a deeper understanding of Down syndrome

Researchers receive $3.2 million NIH grant to pursue a deeper understanding of Down syndrome

New study solves oldest case of deafness in human prehistory

New study solves oldest case of deafness in human prehistory

Charities collaborate to study the impact of tinnitus on professional musicians

Charities collaborate to study the impact of tinnitus on professional musicians

Mild-to-moderate hearing loss during childhood can lead to changes in neural processing of sounds

Mild-to-moderate hearing loss during childhood can lead to changes in neural processing of sounds

New insight into cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

New insight into cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Study identifies 44 genes linked to age-related hearing loss

Study identifies 44 genes linked to age-related hearing loss

The ear's sensitivity to sound is controlled by outer hair cells

The ear's sensitivity to sound is controlled by outer hair cells

Ear's tiny outer hair cells regulate sound sensitivity, study shows

Ear's tiny outer hair cells regulate sound sensitivity, study shows

Deep brain stimulation found to be safe, effective in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus

Deep brain stimulation found to be safe, effective in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus

AAN recommends assessment of people aged 65 and older for memory problems

AAN recommends assessment of people aged 65 and older for memory problems

Speech difficulties in five-year-old internationally adopted children with cleft palate

Speech difficulties in five-year-old internationally adopted children with cleft palate

Chronic conductive hearing loss linked to speech recognition deficits

Chronic conductive hearing loss linked to speech recognition deficits

Hearing aid use linked to lower risks of dementia, depression and falls

Hearing aid use linked to lower risks of dementia, depression and falls