1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Researchers are recruiting patients for the first gene therapy trial for deafness, just one year after it was successfully demonstrated in mice.
Scientists have identified a gene that, when deleted, causes deafness in mice.
Growing hair cells from stem cells could offer personalised treatments for deafness in the future, scientists studying mice suggest.
UAR has produced a new briefing sheet on deafness and hearing loss as a contribution to Deaf Awareness Week (6th May - 12th May 2013).
When the brain is deprived of input from one sense it often compensates with above normal performance in another sense.