At meeting in Arizona, AAS marks 40 years of advancing auditory science

SCOTTSDALE, AZ—The American Auditory Society (AAS) held its 40th annual Scientific and Technology Meeting here March 7-9. Since its founding in 1973, AAS has pursued the goal of increasing knowledge and understanding of the ear, hearing, and balance; disorders of the ear, hearing, and balance, and preventions of these disorders; and habilitation and rehabilitation of…

Read More

Gene therapy found to restore hearing in mice with genetic deafness

SAN FRANCISCO–Injection of a gene into the inner ear of mice born with genetic hearing loss was found to restore the laboratory animals’ hearing within two weeks of the treatment, according to a preclinical research study published in the July 26 issue of the journal Neuron. The experiment was conducted by Lawrence Lustig, PhD, and…

Read More

Brain Award will honor two women who have discovered genetic causes of deafness

COPENHAGEN–Two researchers who have done groundbreaking work in discovering genetic factors in hearing and deafness will share the 2012 Brain Award, presented by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation. They are Christine Petit, chair of genetics and cellular physiology at College de France and head of the Genetics and Physiology of Hearing Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur…

Read More