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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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

Implant improves quality of life in patients with bilateral vestibular hypofunction

Implant improves quality of life in patients with bilateral vestibular hypofunction

Combined vision and hearing loss linked to depression, chronic anxiety

Combined vision and hearing loss linked to depression, chronic anxiety

Fetal and neonatal therapy combination may lessen the aftereffects of congenital CMV infection

Fetal and neonatal therapy combination may lessen the aftereffects of congenital CMV infection

Sodium fluorescein may improve the safety and outcomes of vestibular schwannoma surgery

Sodium fluorescein may improve the safety and outcomes of vestibular schwannoma surgery

Researchers analyze varying structure of ear canals to improve comfort, efficiency of earplugs

Researchers analyze varying structure of ear canals to improve comfort, efficiency of earplugs

Scientists aim to understand bone-conducted speech transmission process

Scientists aim to understand bone-conducted speech transmission process

Repurposed drug can treat hearing loss in humans

Repurposed drug can treat hearing loss in humans

Study presents novel gene therapy for deafness

Study presents novel gene therapy for deafness

New study evaluates how different face masks affect the acoustics of speech

New study evaluates how different face masks affect the acoustics of speech

Hearing loss, high blood sugar linked to poor cognitive performance among older Latinos

Hearing loss, high blood sugar linked to poor cognitive performance among older Latinos

Study shows COVID-19 infection does not damage the auditory system

Study shows COVID-19 infection does not damage the auditory system

Experts address the global burden of brain diseases

Experts address the global burden of brain diseases

Overcoming pediatric drug-resistant TB crisis

Overcoming pediatric drug-resistant TB crisis

Hearing loss experts urge FDA to permit the sale of OTC hearing aids

Hearing loss experts urge FDA to permit the sale of OTC hearing aids

Somatic mutation may act as a natural gene therapy in patients with rare autosomal disease

Somatic mutation may act as a natural gene therapy in patients with rare autosomal disease

Hearing test could help identify newborns with autism

Hearing test could help identify newborns with autism