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Scientists Identify Gene in Age-Related Hearing Loss

The House Ear Institute, in a recent Sound Science Brief, addresses the question of why some people lose their hearing as they get older, while other people can still hear a pin drop. The answer may be in a study released online in the journal Human Molecular Genetics.

“This is the first-ever and largest genome-wide association study for age-related hearing loss,” said the study’s lead author Rick A. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., who is a House Ear Institute principal investigator and House Clinic surgeon. To read more, click here.

Additionally, House Ear Institute has introduced the first phase of a unique virtual hearing conservation workshop. Viewable from HEI’s Website, the workshop is a free, interactive tool to educate audio consumers about noise-induced hearing loss and its prevention. For more on the workshop, click here.

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