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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Associations between childhood trauma and emotion recognition

Associations between childhood trauma and emotion recognition

Researchers discover a molecular mechanism of noise-induced hearing loss

Researchers discover a molecular mechanism of noise-induced hearing loss

Air Force cadets' nutrition knowledge linked to success in gravitational acceleration test, study finds

Air Force cadets' nutrition knowledge linked to success in gravitational acceleration test, study finds

First gene therapy trial aims to restore hearing in children

First gene therapy trial aims to restore hearing in children

Study shows effectiveness of gene therapy in treating congenital deafness

Study shows effectiveness of gene therapy in treating congenital deafness

Insurance doesn’t always cover hearing aids for kids

Insurance doesn’t always cover hearing aids for kids

America’s health system isn’t ready for the surge of seniors with disabilities

America’s health system isn’t ready for the surge of seniors with disabilities

Hearing aid usage linked to reduced mortality in adults with hearing impairments

Hearing aid usage linked to reduced mortality in adults with hearing impairments

UCSF research lays the groundwork for preventing deafness

UCSF research lays the groundwork for preventing deafness

Chronic ear infections linked to lasting brain and language deficits in children

Chronic ear infections linked to lasting brain and language deficits in children

Wearing hearing aids could extend people's lifespan

Wearing hearing aids could extend people's lifespan

Large-scale study uncovers modifiable risk factors for young-onset dementia

Large-scale study uncovers modifiable risk factors for young-onset dementia

Does tinnitus cause hearing loss in normal hearing individuals?

Does tinnitus cause hearing loss in normal hearing individuals?

Study sheds light on the interactions between noise exposure, hearing loss and body constitution

Study sheds light on the interactions between noise exposure, hearing loss and body constitution

Hearing loss may lead to microstructural differences in temporal lobe and frontal cortex

Hearing loss may lead to microstructural differences in temporal lobe and frontal cortex

One in five Norwegians suffering from inadequate tinnitus treatment

One in five Norwegians suffering from inadequate tinnitus treatment

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in ear tube placement for children with ear infections

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in ear tube placement for children with ear infections

Ethnicity and the effect of potentially modifiable risk factors on dementia

Ethnicity and the effect of potentially modifiable risk factors on dementia

Pre-existing CMV immunity protects mothers and babies from transmission and birth defects

Pre-existing CMV immunity protects mothers and babies from transmission and birth defects

Mogrify extends Series A financing to $46 million USD

Mogrify extends Series A financing to $46 million USD