Hearing Loss


Mass Eye and Ear Researchers Awarded $12.5 Million Grant

A team of Mass Eye and Ear researchers in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories have been awarded a five-year, $12.5 million P50 Clinical Research Center Grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicable Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their research on cochlear synaptopathy, or hidden hearing loss, a type of hearing damage first discovered at Mass Eye and Ear in 2009.



“JAMA” Examines Improvements in Healthcare for Hearing Loss

A viewpoint article published on “JAMA Network” on World Hearing Day considers the ways in which large-scale, public healthcare systems can implement strategies to address hearing loss which include funding research, improving communication, and streamlining hearing care services.



Usability of Bimodal Neuromodulation to Treat Tinnitus

It is reported that 10-15% of the global adult population suffers from tinnitus 1-4, the chronic phantom auditory percept that has been attributed to abnormal firing patterns in the brain.4 According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), 45 million Americans reported experiencing tinnitus in the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey.