Neuroplasticity and Hearing

 The brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life is called Neuroplasticity. The neuroplasticity process allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease by adjusting their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.  Medicine.Net (2015) describes the process as brain reorganizing by…

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Gene Therapy For Hearing Loss

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 5% of the world’s population, roughly 360 million people, including 328 million adults and 32 million children, have disabling hearing loss, which refers to hearing loss greater than 40dB in the better hearing ear in adults and greater than 30dB in the better hearing ear in children.  WHO tells…

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