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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Research suggests an avenue to treat, prevent genetic disorders in the womb

Research suggests an avenue to treat, prevent genetic disorders in the womb

Novel PET/CT systems provide quantitative assessment of brain stem nuclei in patients with hearing loss

Novel PET/CT systems provide quantitative assessment of brain stem nuclei in patients with hearing loss

Study provides better understanding of relationship between hearing loss and risk for falls

Study provides better understanding of relationship between hearing loss and risk for falls

Researchers uncover creeping, crawling origin of MYH9-related blood disorders

Researchers uncover creeping, crawling origin of MYH9-related blood disorders

Women with independent living challenges have highest risk for unintended pregnancy

Women with independent living challenges have highest risk for unintended pregnancy

Clinical factors during pregnancy associated with congenital CMV infection in newborns

Clinical factors during pregnancy associated with congenital CMV infection in newborns

Combination of radiation and immunotherapy shows promise for advanced head and neck cancers

Combination of radiation and immunotherapy shows promise for advanced head and neck cancers

Use of hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults

Use of hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults

England reports highest rates of mumps

England reports highest rates of mumps

Audacious and Boots Hearingcare partner to support people with hearing loss

Audacious and Boots Hearingcare partner to support people with hearing loss

PCORI Board of Governors approve $12.2 million to find ways to treat different health conditions

PCORI Board of Governors approve $12.2 million to find ways to treat different health conditions

Study could lead to next-generation clinical testing for hidden hearing loss

Study could lead to next-generation clinical testing for hidden hearing loss

New drug combination destroys bacterial infection that can be fatal to cystic fibrosis patients

New drug combination destroys bacterial infection that can be fatal to cystic fibrosis patients

Study reveals key insight into the development of hair bundles

Study reveals key insight into the development of hair bundles

New research could lead to an improved vaccine to protect against meningococcal infections

New research could lead to an improved vaccine to protect against meningococcal infections

Aarhus University to open new research center focusing on Ear-EEG technology

Aarhus University to open new research center focusing on Ear-EEG technology

Researchers reconstruct words from neural signals using brain-computer interface

Researchers reconstruct words from neural signals using brain-computer interface

New discovery may bring scientists a step closer to developing hearing loss treatments

New discovery may bring scientists a step closer to developing hearing loss treatments

New strategy could help cells get rid of disease-related debris

New strategy could help cells get rid of disease-related debris

Potential new treatment for mitochondrial diseases discovered from fruit fly genes

Potential new treatment for mitochondrial diseases discovered from fruit fly genes