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A gene called  GAS2  plays a key role in normal hearing, and its absence causes severe hearing loss, according to a study led by researchers in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. The researchers, whose findings are published online in  Developmental Cell , discovered that the protein encoded by  GAS2  is crucial for maintaining the structural stiffness of support cells in the

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Some viruses, such as measles, mumps and meningitis, can cause hearing difficulties, but what about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? In the first few months of the pandemic, a rapid systematic review of COVID-19 and hearing difficulties revealed a possible link between COVID-19 and audio-vestibular symptoms (hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo). However, both the quantity and quality of the early studies were

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A chemotherapy drug known to cause hearing loss in children is more likely to do so the earlier in life children receive it, new UBC research has found. Cisplatin is a life-saving treatment for many children with cancer, but the study published today in  Cancer  shows that the hearing of very young children is impacted early during treatment and is

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A combination of sound and silence may be a key in helping slow the progression of permanent hearing loss. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found intermittent broadband sound played over an extended period of time preserved sensory cells in the ear, while also rewiring some of the central auditory system in the brain, helping preserve the ability

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An independent association may exist between migraine with subjective hearing loss (HL) and tinnitus, while otologic migraine—defined as the effects of migraine on the ear—may be partly responsible for the association between HL, tinnitus, neck pain and migraine.   Results of the cross-sectional analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were published in  Otology & Neurotology. Although the pathophysiology

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