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  • Mistakes in how proteins of the ear are built contribute to early hearing loss

    From the moment a baby is born, they are put through a battery of screenings to test for all sorts of characteristics, which includes the sense of hearing. One in 500 newborns fail their newborn hearing screens and are diagnosed with hearing loss, making this the most prevalent sensory deficit in hu more

  • Replacing damaged ‘hair’ cells may help treat hearing loss

    Using a drug cocktail in a petri dish, researchers can now grow colonies of sound-sensing hair cells (magenta) with intricate hair bundles (cyan) from a single cochlear hair cell. This finding may accelerate the development of new therapies for hearing loss. Inside a bony structure that spirals like more

  • 3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears

    To treat children with a missing or under-developed ear, experienced surgeons harvest pieces of rib cartilage from the child and carve them into the framework of a new ear. They take only as much of that precious cartilage as they need. That leaves medical residents without an authentic material to more

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Otolaryngology Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear , nose , throat , and head & neck disorders. The full name of the specialty is otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Practitioners ... more


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