Hearing Loss

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.
What is hearing loss?

More than 10 million people in the United Kingdom have some form of hearing loss. Of these about 688,000 are severely or profoundly deaf.

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Scientists identify receptor in cells that could be key to preventing cancer drug-induced hearing loss

Scientists identify receptor in cells that could be key to preventing cancer drug-induced hearing loss

Tympanostomy tubes have no long-term benefits for childhood ear infections

Tympanostomy tubes have no long-term benefits for childhood ear infections

New findings challenge the decades-old working mechanism of the hearing organ

New findings challenge the decades-old working mechanism of the hearing organ

Absence of key gene causes severe hearing loss

Absence of key gene causes severe hearing loss

5 things to know about health care changes in Montana

5 things to know about health care changes in Montana

Study underscores the importance of mental health screening in adolescents with hearing loss

Study underscores the importance of mental health screening in adolescents with hearing loss

Researchers discover elusive cell type in fish sensory organs

Researchers discover elusive cell type in fish sensory organs

Study describes “cocktail party effect” in people with hearing loss

Study describes “cocktail party effect” in people with hearing loss

Georgia State professor receives $2.3 million federal grant to study inflammation in infectious diseases

Georgia State professor receives $2.3 million federal grant to study inflammation in infectious diseases

Rice bioengineer wins NIH support for a new strategy to fight cystic fibrosis

Rice bioengineer wins NIH support for a new strategy to fight cystic fibrosis

Women who suffer from sensory loss more likely to report depression and anxiety

Women who suffer from sensory loss more likely to report depression and anxiety

Can COVID-19 cause hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus?

Can COVID-19 cause hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus?

Hearing loss, other auditory problems strongly linked with Covid-19

Hearing loss, other auditory problems strongly linked with Covid-19

New form of AI suggests the best diagnostic strategies

New form of AI suggests the best diagnostic strategies

One in four people could face some degree of hearing loss by 2050, WHO report warns

One in four people could face some degree of hearing loss by 2050, WHO report warns

Dry eye disease negatively affects patients' health and vision related quality of life

Dry eye disease negatively affects patients' health and vision related quality of life

Researchers develop a genetic patch to prevent hereditary deafness

Researchers develop a genetic patch to prevent hereditary deafness

New poll spotlights a major gap in testing for hearing loss in older adults

New poll spotlights a major gap in testing for hearing loss in older adults

Interhemispheric connectivity important for integration of speech sound information, study shows

Interhemispheric connectivity important for integration of speech sound information, study shows

Study characterizes cisplatin-induced hearing loss in pediatric cancer patients

Study characterizes cisplatin-induced hearing loss in pediatric cancer patients