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Hearing Loss Gene Discovered
2012-10-26 08:50:04

[ Watch the Video: Gene That Leads To Hearing Loss ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) recently identified a gene related to hearing loss in older Americans. 30 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss and the new findings will assist in the development of preventive efforts for this particular population. The discovery of a genetic biomarker for age-related hearing loss is nine years in...

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2009-11-09 11:10:58

What do you get when you cross a mouse with poor hearing and a mouse with even worse hearing? Ironically, a new strain of mice with "golden ears" "“ mice that have outstanding hearing as they age. The work by one of the world's foremost groups in age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, marks the first time that scientists have created the mouse equivalent of a person with "golden ears" "“ people who are able to retain great hearing even as they grow older. The research at the...

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2008-12-30 07:50:00

New Year's Eve is marked by constant celebration and time spent with friends, but if you find yourself straining to hear, it's your brain - not your ears - that could be to blame. Scientists are now learning why and how age affects the brain's dimmer switch for controlling the level of input from your ears. Researchers say if you have trouble understanding conversation in a noisy room, you're experiencing what's sometimes called the cocktail party problem. It's just one of the first signs...


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