Animal Models in Auditory Research

Most audiologists know that hearing impairment is the most common congenital sensory impairment. It affects up to 1 in 500 newborns, 1 in 300 children by the age of 4, and 1 in 1000 newborns will have genetically inherited hearing loss. In addition to aging, hearing loss in adults stems from exposure to chronic infection,…

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Causative Gene for Sensori-Neural Hearing Loss

What if we could find out what really causes sensori- neural hearing loss?  The more we know of its origin, the more information we can digest as to how to cure it. Better Hearing Institute (BHI) (2016) summarizes the prevalence of sensori-neural hearing loss in the US: 3 in 10 people over age 60 have hearing…

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