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Mice shed new light on causes of childhood deafness
Deafness is the most common disorder of the senses. Tragically, it commonly strikes in early childhood, severely damaging an affected child's ability to learn speech and language. View News Article (2010-02-08)

'Laser tweezers' may help the hard of hearing
A University of Sussex neuroscientist has been awarded £775,000 by the Medical Research Council to continue his research into the causes of deafness, by looking at hair cells in the ear. "Hair cells are the sensory receptors in the ear. Sound vibrates the hairs, which produces an electrical current, and this current starts a chain of events that the brain then interprets as... View News Article (2003-02-05)

European researchers identify genetic determinants of deafness - September 1 is World Deafness Day
Deafness is a real and often underestimated health problem in Europe: 6% of the European population suffer of hearing impairment. It is now known that over 50% of all hearing impairments is caused by genetic factor. Over the last 7 years, the European Commission has channelled more than EUR10 million into research on different aspects of deafness. One particular project receiving support from the... View News Article (2003-08-28)

Researchers discover gene that causes deafness
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found a new genetic mutation responsible for deafness and hearing loss associated with Usher syndrome type 1. View News Article (2012-10-01)

Goal of identifying nearly all genetic causes of deafness is within reach
At least half of all cases of deafness that develop from birth through infancy in developed countries have a genetic basis, as do many cases of later onset progressive hearing loss. View News Article (2013-06-21)

Study offers clues to beating hearing loss
Researchers at the University of Leeds have made a significant step forward in understanding the causes of some forms of deafness. View News Article (2009-03-04)

Study identifies part of brain responsible for tone deafness
A new study has discovered that the brains of people suffering from tone-deafness are in fact lacking in white matter. View News Article (2006-10-02)

Hearing protein required to convert sound into brain signals
A specific protein found in the bridge-like structures that make up part of the auditory machinery of the inner ear is essential for hearing. View News Article (2014-06-18)

Mutation in deafness gene can help heal wounds and prevent infection
A mutation in a gene commonly associated with deafness can play an important part in improving wound healing. View News Article (2006-05-08)

Indiana U researchers closer to finding a genetic cause of hearing loss in aging
Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have taken a step toward understanding the genetics that make people more susceptible to the loss of hearing as they age. View News Article (2006-05-17)

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