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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New online tool launched to accelerate discoveries for reversing progressive hearing loss

New online tool launched to accelerate discoveries for reversing progressive hearing loss

Antihypertension drug may benefit patients with neurofibromatosis type 2

Antihypertension drug may benefit patients with neurofibromatosis type 2

Researchers gain new insights into the pathology of Usher syndrome

Researchers gain new insights into the pathology of Usher syndrome

Researchers develop innovative hearing contact lens for people with hearing impairment

Researchers develop innovative hearing contact lens for people with hearing impairment

Transparent masks can facilitate communication and improve interaction, study shows

Transparent masks can facilitate communication and improve interaction, study shows

Unrepaired DNA damage can increase the speed of aging, study suggests

Unrepaired DNA damage can increase the speed of aging, study suggests

New technique shows promise as non-invasive intervention for congenital hearing loss

New technique shows promise as non-invasive intervention for congenital hearing loss

Experts call for new standards to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in younger generations

Experts call for new standards to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in younger generations

Healthy behaviors can prevent dementia, finds study

Healthy behaviors can prevent dementia, finds study

Men with sensory loss more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women

Men with sensory loss more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women

UVA researchers shed new light on brain development

UVA researchers shed new light on brain development

Study sheds new light on human brain development

Study sheds new light on human brain development

Women with osteoporosis and low bone density have higher risk of hearing loss

Women with osteoporosis and low bone density have higher risk of hearing loss

Superoxide produced in the inner ear cochlea causes major types of acquired hearing loss

Superoxide produced in the inner ear cochlea causes major types of acquired hearing loss

Study on canine hereditary deafness may also shed light on human hereditary hearing defects

Study on canine hereditary deafness may also shed light on human hereditary hearing defects

Researchers find new clue to restore congenital hearing loss

Researchers find new clue to restore congenital hearing loss

Scientists identify receptor in cells that could be key to preventing cancer drug-induced hearing loss

Scientists identify receptor in cells that could be key to preventing cancer drug-induced hearing loss

Tympanostomy tubes have no long-term benefits for childhood ear infections

Tympanostomy tubes have no long-term benefits for childhood ear infections

New findings challenge the decades-old working mechanism of the hearing organ

New findings challenge the decades-old working mechanism of the hearing organ

Absence of key gene causes severe hearing loss

Absence of key gene causes severe hearing loss