The latest hearing and deafness research
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have designed a new mouse model. They expressed genes in the inner ear hair cells that aid in the protection of age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
In their project, they proposed new mechanisms for hearing loss as well as other therapies including gene therapy or medicine. The researchers set forth investigating the different mechanisms in both types of hearing losses which may have a common pathway. They examined the over expression of Islet1 (precursor gene located in the inner ear that assists with differentiation and development). Results showed that Islet1 expression aided in the protection of the hair cells and support hair cell survival. When mice were exposed to acoustic trauma, their hearing was more intact compared to their kin who did not have the gene.
we work on people with hearing loss. our attemp is to prevent hearing loss and remove hearing disabilities. we study on hearing since 2003 and use our findings in our audiology labs.
Hearing loss is common in older people and is often caused by repeated exposure to loud noises. Hearing loss can be sudden or gradual, temporary or permanent. Hearing disorders can make it difficult, but not impossible, to hear. However, deafness can prevent you hearing any sound at all. Factors that may cause hearing loss are genetics, ear infections or meningitis, trauma, certain medications, long-term exposure to loud noise and aging. Learn more
risk faktors of hearing loss :
1- congenital accidents
3- noise and sound attacks
5- life style
6- health care problems
7- unknown reasons
if you want to hear longer and with a better quality ( if you are a musician or ..) you should consult audiologists regularly .