Study identifies the mechanisms behind regenerating new cochlear hair cells. The findings could have positive implications for treating or reversing hearing loss associated with damage to cochlear hair cells.
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MEF2C, a gene critical for brain development and regulating circuit formation in the brain also plays a significant role in inner ear development. Mutations of MEF2C have previously been linked to ASD. Researchers found mice with only one copy of the MEF2C gene had reduced activity in the auditory nerve.
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Over a Billion Young People Are Potentially at Risk of Hearing Loss From Headphones, Earbuds, Loud Music Venues
Researchers say up to 1 billion teens and young adults are at risk of hearing loss as a result of using headphones, earbuds, or attending loud music venues.
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For the first time, researchers have captured in near-atomic detail the structure of a key part of the inner ear responsible for hearing. The results could pave the way for developing new treatments for those with hearing impairments.
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Researchers have identified an autophagy pathway in hair cells in the ear that's linked to permanent hearing loss that occurs as a result of exposure to aminoglycosides antibiotics in some patients.
A newly developed word-score model is capable of estimating hidden hearing loss and the effectiveness of hearing loss interventions.
Researchers identified three different MINAR2 genetic mutations that were responsible for deafness in 13 people from four different families.
Researchers have identified ten novel genes and changes in the stria vascularis that appear to be associated with age-related hearing loss.
Researchers have identified a master gene that programs ear hair cells into either inner or outer cells. The discovery could lead to new treatments to restore hearing loss associated with aging, noise exposure, or as an adverse reaction to medical therapies.
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A new regenerative therapy uses small molecules to program progenitor cells derived from stem cells in the inner ear to grow new hair cells within the cochlear and restore hearing.
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Early exposure to language, whether it's vocalized or sign language, assists with normal brain development in children, researchers report.
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Hearing loss was associated with an increased risk of depression in older adults. Those of lower socioeconomic status were twice as likely to report symptoms of depression. However, using hearing aids helped alleviate symptoms of depression.