Targeting the Inner Ear

08:00 EDT 29 Oct 2019 | Genetic Engineering News

There are many types and causes of sensorineural hearing loss. You can lose hearing from exposure to loud noises, medications with toxic side effects, or simply having been born with congenital hearing loss. Aging is a major risk factor too. The disorders are varied, but the treatments are not. There are at present no FDA approved treatments for sensorineural hearing loss, save hearing aids and cochlear implants.

The post Targeting the Inner Ear appeared first on GEN - Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News.

Original Article: Targeting the Inner Ear


More From BioPortfolio on "Targeting the Inner Ear"

Quick Search

Relevant Topics

Hearing, auditory perception, or audition is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear. Sound may be heard through solid, liquid, or gaseous mat...

Congenital Diseases
Congenital conditions are those which are present from birth. They include structural deformities or loss of function in organs such as the <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->heart, gut or skeletal system. They can be corrected by <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->surgery, m...