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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.
Researchers develop a more precise version of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system

Researchers develop a more precise version of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system

Researchers reveal molecular cause for severe multi-organ disorder

Researchers reveal molecular cause for severe multi-organ disorder

Wearing a hearing aid may mitigate dementia risk

Wearing a hearing aid may mitigate dementia risk

Age and excessive noise have different effects on brain's sound processing

Age and excessive noise have different effects on brain's sound processing

Comparing ability of human listeners and computational models to rate health state of infants

Comparing ability of human listeners and computational models to rate health state of infants

Health screening from age 40 helps avoid the black hole of aging

Health screening from age 40 helps avoid the black hole of aging

Dangerous brain parasite invades host cell, maintains steady nutrient supply

Dangerous brain parasite invades host cell, maintains steady nutrient supply

Study uncovers potential modifier genes in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Study uncovers potential modifier genes in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Augusta vision scientist receives grant to learn more about keratoconus’ causes and treatments

Augusta vision scientist receives grant to learn more about keratoconus’ causes and treatments

Malaria drug may help those with hereditary hearing loss finds study

Malaria drug may help those with hereditary hearing loss finds study

Robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer not better than radiation therapy, study finds

Robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer not better than radiation therapy, study finds

Stress-induced changes in heart rate may impair auditory perception

Stress-induced changes in heart rate may impair auditory perception

Novel program that provides comprehensive care for Turner syndrome earns national recognition

Novel program that provides comprehensive care for Turner syndrome earns national recognition

Children's Tumor Foundation establishes significant research initiative to combat NF2

Children's Tumor Foundation establishes significant research initiative to combat NF2

First smartphone app to detect childhood ear infection

First smartphone app to detect childhood ear infection

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia, and they don't include supplements

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia, and they don't include supplements

Study examines factors associated with low use of hearing aids among older Hispanic/Latino adults

Study examines factors associated with low use of hearing aids among older Hispanic/Latino adults

Large-scale screen of mouse mutants reveals 38 new genes involved in hearing loss

Large-scale screen of mouse mutants reveals 38 new genes involved in hearing loss

Poor hearing may prevent older adults from actively participating in their health care

Poor hearing may prevent older adults from actively participating in their health care

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs