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Sudden Hearing Loss

October 26, 2014

 

Let's Give an Ear to Teenager Sophie Kaye!  

Meet Sophie Kaye, a teenager who lost most of her hearing suddenly at age seven. Although the cause of Sophie's hearing loss is unknown, she does what she can to protect the hearing that remains from loud noise. In this 6-minute video, Sophie explains in her own words how important our hearing is and what we can do to protect it. Produced by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, for the Noisy Planet website: (‪http://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov/...)

 

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Deafness 'Cure' is a Goal for Science  

The New York Academy of Medicine recently (October 3) hosted a research summit sponsored by the Hearing Health Foundation to promote a cure for deafness caused by damaged hair cells in the ear. An estimated 37 million Americans suffer some form of hearing loss, including a Broadway composer who is coping with profound deafness. Correspondent Peter Fedynsky has this report from VOA's New York bureau.

 

Cure for Deafness?

 

Mitochondrial DNA Defects Cause Deafness  

A Yale study reveals the pathway by which mitochondrial DNA defects cause maternally-inherited deafness. The study may also open the way to learning more about age-related deafness. We interviewed Gerald Shadel, Ph.D., professor of genetics and pathology at Yale School of Medicine. The study appears in the journal Cell.

 

Mitochondrial DNA Defects Cause Deafness  

 

 
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