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Latest National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Stories

2013-06-12 16:08:32

A team of NIH-supported researchers is the first to show, in mice, an unexpected two-step process that happens during the growth and regeneration of inner ear tip links.

Hearing Loss Gene Discovered
2012-10-01 05:38:50

A team of researchers has reportedly discovered a new genetic mutation that leads to deafness and hearing loss associated with a relatively rare condition.

2011-11-21 23:12:05

Researchers have found long-sought genes in the sensory hair cells of the inner ear that, when mutated, prevent sound waves from being converted to electric signals – a fundamental first step in hearing.

2011-11-21 23:07:23

National Institutes of Health-funded researchers have identified two proteins that may be the key components of the long-sought after mechanotransduction channel in the inner ear—the place where the mechanical stimulation of sound waves is transformed into electrical signals that the brain recognizes as sound.

2011-08-02 00:00:29

Morales and Other Celebrities Speak Out about Hearing Safety and ASHA’s Listen to Your Buds Campaign Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Film/TV star Esai Morales is featured in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) public service announcement (PSA) about the potential harm of personal audio technology on hearing. The PSA is part of ASHA’s Listen to Your Buds campaign aimed to help youth prevent the devastating, lifelong effects of hearing loss.

2010-07-01 10:18:00

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deafness Research Foundation (DRF), the leading national source of private funding for research in hearing and balance science, announced today that Andrea Boidman has been unanimously promoted to Executive Director.


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