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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Disease Modifying Drugs for Hearing Loss

Most audiologists know that the ability to hear relies upon small sensory cells or “hair cells” in the inner ear.  Many types of commonly acquired hearing loss are the result of damage or death to these delicate hair cells, including noise-induced hearing loss, presbycusis (age-related hearing loss), and ototoxic hearing loss (hearing loss that occurs…

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