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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Traffic noise exposure linked to higher risk of developing tinnitus

Traffic noise exposure linked to higher risk of developing tinnitus

The trajectory of long-COVID in the general population of Scotland

The trajectory of long-COVID in the general population of Scotland

Cochlear avatars provide a platform for deciphering the mechanisms of sensorineural hearing loss

Cochlear avatars provide a platform for deciphering the mechanisms of sensorineural hearing loss

Setting new guidelines for innovative services to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Setting new guidelines for innovative services to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Rural seniors benefit from pandemic-driven remote fitness boom

Rural seniors benefit from pandemic-driven remote fitness boom

Study sheds light on how an employee's hearing loss can impact their work experience

Study sheds light on how an employee's hearing loss can impact their work experience

Older adults with greater severity of hearing loss more likely to have dementia, study finds

Older adults with greater severity of hearing loss more likely to have dementia, study finds

Wayne State researcher wins $1.7 million NIH award to understand and tackle cisplatin-induced ototoxicity

Wayne State researcher wins $1.7 million NIH award to understand and tackle cisplatin-induced ototoxicity

Checkerboard-like arrangement of inner ear cells vital for hearing, research reveals

Checkerboard-like arrangement of inner ear cells vital for hearing, research reveals

Improving neuroplasticity hastens hearing among cochlear implant recipients

Improving neuroplasticity hastens hearing among cochlear implant recipients

Community health worker program delivers low-cost device to improve hearing in older adults

Community health worker program delivers low-cost device to improve hearing in older adults

Study looks at the possibility of promoting hair cell regeneration using cell reprograming

Study looks at the possibility of promoting hair cell regeneration using cell reprograming

The disability tax: Medical bills remain inaccessible for many blind Americans

The disability tax: Medical bills remain inaccessible for many blind Americans

UH researcher aims to find causal pathways to developmental disabilities among children in rural Zambia

UH researcher aims to find causal pathways to developmental disabilities among children in rural Zambia

Scientists validate safe surgical access to the central core of human cochlea

Scientists validate safe surgical access to the central core of human cochlea

Personalized whole genome sequencing approach could double the diagnostic rates of rare diseases

Personalized whole genome sequencing approach could double the diagnostic rates of rare diseases

Accelerating Scientific Discoveries through Advanced Data Analysis Platforms

Accelerating Scientific Discoveries through Advanced Data Analysis Platforms

New hearing screening system for newborns uses a smartphone and low-cost earbuds

New hearing screening system for newborns uses a smartphone and low-cost earbuds

Game-based test that detects hearing loss in children wins European innovation medal

Game-based test that detects hearing loss in children wins European innovation medal

Scientific Grand Prize awarded to renowned hearing loss researcher

Scientific Grand Prize awarded to renowned hearing loss researcher