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HHF Appoints Lisa Goodrich, PhD, Scientific Director of HRP

The Hearing Restoration Project (HRP) is an international consortium of researchers dedicated to finding cure(s) for hearing loss and tinnitus. HRP scientists work to understand how to regenerate dead or inactive inner ear hair cells in the mouse with the ultimate aim of replicating this process to restore hearing in humans.

2017 Callier Prize Awarded to Sharon Kujawa for Research on Hidden Hearing Loss

Sharon G. Kujawa, an auditory neuroscientist who studies how aging and noise exposure can impact hearing, has been selected to receive the biennial Callier Prize in Communication Disorders for her research into the connections between the hair cells and the nerve fibers (synapses) that are most vulnerable—what is now being referred to as “hidden hearing loss.”

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Partial Hearing and Balance Restored in Deaf Mice Using New Gene-delivery Therapy

Using a novel form of gene therapy, scientists from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital have managed to restore partial hearing and balance in mice born with a genetic condition that affects both. The new model reportedly overcomes a long-standing barrier to accessing hair cells which have been notoriously difficult to treat with previous gene-delivery techniques.

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