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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Cochlear implantation provides benefits for deaf children with autism spectrum disorder

Cochlear implantation provides benefits for deaf children with autism spectrum disorder

Pandemic poses short- and long-term risks to babies, especially boys

Pandemic poses short- and long-term risks to babies, especially boys

First-of-its-kind gene therapy technique reverses severe hearing loss in mice

First-of-its-kind gene therapy technique reverses severe hearing loss in mice

Cochlear implant recipients develop new bone formation that leads to long-term residual hearing loss

Cochlear implant recipients develop new bone formation that leads to long-term residual hearing loss

Study documents and visualizes hearing loss-associated genes in the inner ear

Study documents and visualizes hearing loss-associated genes in the inner ear

Pandemic lockdown created mental and emotional issues for older adults with sensory impairment

Pandemic lockdown created mental and emotional issues for older adults with sensory impairment

Scientists identify new genes associated with familial Meniere's disease

Scientists identify new genes associated with familial Meniere's disease

Study: Black older Americans have much better hearing than their White counterparts

Study: Black older Americans have much better hearing than their White counterparts

Deaf and hard-of-hearing scientists support equity and inclusion in professional societies

Deaf and hard-of-hearing scientists support equity and inclusion in professional societies

New imaging software can accurately diagnose jaundice in the blink of an eye

New imaging software can accurately diagnose jaundice in the blink of an eye

Study links noise-induced inner ear nerve damage to endolymphatic hydrops

Study links noise-induced inner ear nerve damage to endolymphatic hydrops

Microbiome discovery could help fight chronic middle ear infections in children

Microbiome discovery could help fight chronic middle ear infections in children

Democrats plan to expand Medicare hearing benefits. What can consumers expect?

Democrats plan to expand Medicare hearing benefits. What can consumers expect?

New evidence that SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect the inner ear

New evidence that SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect the inner ear

Review underscores the need to increase support for older subsidized housing residents with dementia

Review underscores the need to increase support for older subsidized housing residents with dementia

Researchers identify mechanism that can lead to deafness in rare Norrie disease

Researchers identify mechanism that can lead to deafness in rare Norrie disease

COVID-19 survivors under 40 more likely to recover from smell and taste loss, study finds

COVID-19 survivors under 40 more likely to recover from smell and taste loss, study finds

Bone Conduction Kit may enable children and their parents to manage glue ear effectively at home

Bone Conduction Kit may enable children and their parents to manage glue ear effectively at home

Understanding noise-related hearing loss through changes in RNA levels

Understanding noise-related hearing loss through changes in RNA levels

Alzheimer’s drug targets people with mild cognitive impairment. What does that mean?

Alzheimer’s drug targets people with mild cognitive impairment. What does that mean?