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August 04, 2015
An international consortium led by those at Baylor College of Medicine, funded in part by HHF, may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections. The culprit may be rare genetic variants in a gene called A2ML1.

July 30, 2015
Researchers have found that patients stricken with dangerous bacterial infections are at greater risk of hearing loss than previously recognized. Inflammation from the bacterial infections substantially increased susceptibility to hearing impairment by increasing the uptake of aminoglycoside antibiotics into the inner ear.

July 28, 2015
Recently, HHF has received several questions regarding a much-publicized report on gene therapies for hearing loss. Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., scientific research director of HHF's Hearing Restoration Project, untangles what the research means and how it can be seen in the larger context of finding a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.

July 21, 2015
The interesting thing about going deaf is you don't realize it's happening. It's impossible to pinpoint when everyone began to mumble, when you ceased hearing your own footsteps clicking down a hall.

July 14, 2015
Sensorineural hearing loss is most commonly caused by the death of hair cells in the organ of Corti, and once lost, mammalian hair cells do not regenerate. In contrast, other vertebrates such as birds can regenerate hair cells by stimulating division and differentiation of neighboring supporting cells.


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