Tag: Hearing



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.

Studies Uncover Hidden Brain Pathways of Communication

New studies from Penn Medicine have uncovered hidden brain pathways of communication and clarified how crucial features of audition are managed by the brain. The researchers discovered how different neurons work together in the brain to reduce responses to frequent sounds, enhance responses to rare sounds, and recognize speech.

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