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Researchers Identify New Genes Linked with Hearing Loss

The findings, published in the “American Journal of Human Genetics,” cast doubt on the understanding that age-related hearing impairment originates mainly from sensory hair cells and propose the stria vascularis, a part of the cochlea in the ear, as a new target for treatments to help people with hearing loss.

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The ACMG Publishes Clinical Practice Resource on Hearing Loss

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announced the has release of a new Clinical Practice Resource that will help direct the treatment of patients with hearing loss: “Clinical Evaluation and Etiologic Diagnosis of Hearing Loss: A Clinical Practice Resource of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.”

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OSHA Initiative Aims to Prevent Hearing Loss in Midwest Workplaces

The US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Kansas City regional office has established a Regional Emphasis Program to target inspections of general industry and construction workplaces at high risk of noise exposure and to raise awareness among Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska employers of noise hazards and required safety measures, according to an announcement on the DOL website.