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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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

Dementia prevention strategies are likely to be cost-effective and cost saving

Dementia prevention strategies are likely to be cost-effective and cost saving

Research could pave way for personalized cochlear implants

Research could pave way for personalized cochlear implants

COVID-19 can cause sudden permanent hearing loss in rare cases

COVID-19 can cause sudden permanent hearing loss in rare cases

COVID-19-related social distancing measures reduce noise exposure nearly in half

COVID-19-related social distancing measures reduce noise exposure nearly in half

UM associate professor wins multiple awards for ear, skin science

UM associate professor wins multiple awards for ear, skin science

Ultra-low-cost hearing aid could help millions of older people worldwide

Ultra-low-cost hearing aid could help millions of older people worldwide

Study finds spectrum of genes responsible for inherited hearing loss in Israeli Jewish families

Study finds spectrum of genes responsible for inherited hearing loss in Israeli Jewish families

UMSOM researchers determine role of protein in development of hearing hair cells

UMSOM researchers determine role of protein in development of hearing hair cells

IU researcher receives NCI grant to study side effects of cancer treatment

IU researcher receives NCI grant to study side effects of cancer treatment

New theory explains how hearing loss may cause dementia

New theory explains how hearing loss may cause dementia

Cochlear implants should be offered to adults with moderate to severe or worse hearing loss

Cochlear implants should be offered to adults with moderate to severe or worse hearing loss

Oticon’s BrainHearing philosophy reaches new levels with breakthrough evidence

Oticon’s BrainHearing philosophy reaches new levels with breakthrough evidence

New study challenges hypothesis underlying the sensitivity of mammalian auditory system

New study challenges hypothesis underlying the sensitivity of mammalian auditory system

Preexisting drug shows promise as a weapon against SARS-CoV-2 virus

Preexisting drug shows promise as a weapon against SARS-CoV-2 virus

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Online 'boosters' may provide a pathway for hearing protection behaviors among farm youths

Online 'boosters' may provide a pathway for hearing protection behaviors among farm youths

40% of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by modifying 12 risk factors

40% of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by modifying 12 risk factors