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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NIH researchers develop three-dimensional structure of twinkle protein

NIH researchers develop three-dimensional structure of twinkle protein

Hearing issues often occur among adult cancer survivors, study reports

Hearing issues often occur among adult cancer survivors, study reports

Study reveals new mechanism that regulates auditory sensitivity

Study reveals new mechanism that regulates auditory sensitivity

Maternal antibodies may play a key role in protecting infants from congenital HCMV infections

Maternal antibodies may play a key role in protecting infants from congenital HCMV infections

New study to investigate focused ultrasound's role in addressing neurofibromatosis type 2

New study to investigate focused ultrasound's role in addressing neurofibromatosis type 2

Is there an association between COVID-19 vaccination and sudden sensorineural hearing loss?

Is there an association between COVID-19 vaccination and sudden sensorineural hearing loss?

New vaccine shows promise to fight Lassa virus

New vaccine shows promise to fight Lassa virus

MINAR2 gene mutations cause progressive hearing loss

MINAR2 gene mutations cause progressive hearing loss

Lifestyle factors may be more important than age in determining a person's cognitive function

Lifestyle factors may be more important than age in determining a person's cognitive function

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues

New word-score model can estimate the amount of hidden hearing loss in human ears

New word-score model can estimate the amount of hidden hearing loss in human ears

Inherited mutations in the MINAR2 gene lead to sensorineural deafness

Inherited mutations in the MINAR2 gene lead to sensorineural deafness

New smartphone app helps identify severe jaundice in newborn babies

New smartphone app helps identify severe jaundice in newborn babies

Researchers examine how aging impacts listening effort in cochlear-implant users

Researchers examine how aging impacts listening effort in cochlear-implant users

Deaf children with developmental delays are better served with cochlear implants than hearing aids

Deaf children with developmental delays are better served with cochlear implants than hearing aids

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine-associated tinnitus responds to transcranial magnetic stimulation

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine-associated tinnitus responds to transcranial magnetic stimulation

People with young-onset Alzheimer’s experience faster symptom progression than older counterparts

People with young-onset Alzheimer’s experience faster symptom progression than older counterparts

New Clinical Practice Resource released to guide the treatment of patients with hearing loss

New Clinical Practice Resource released to guide the treatment of patients with hearing loss

Impact of COVID-19 during pregnancy on development of fetal auditory system

Impact of COVID-19 during pregnancy on development of fetal auditory system

Hearing and vision impairment found to be independently associated with cognitive decline

Hearing and vision impairment found to be independently associated with cognitive decline