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December 18, 2017
Soundbite December 2017

[Action on HEaring Loss] This month you will find information about the new breakthrough in gene therapy, some of the new PhD projects, how brain training could be used to improve how people listen through their hearing aids and the annual research report, Hearing Progress.

Hearing researcher at work in the lab

Researchers in the US have made a real breakthrough towards using gene therapy to treat Usher syndrome Type III. They prevented hearing loss in mice with mutations in the same gene that causes this syndrome in people.

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RESEARCH AND NEW TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Can brain training improve hearing?

Can brain training improve hearing?

A study to test if brain training might be an innovative way of improving hearing aid users’ understanding of speech in noisy places has had promising results. Read our blog from Jesal, our Technology Research Manager, to find out more.

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Hair cells

Understanding otosclerosis

We’re funding a new PhD studentship to gain a better understanding of the middle ear condition otosclerosis – and another one to find out more about a protein that could be crucial for hearing. Tracey, from our Biomedical Research team, tells us more.

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Hearing Progress

Our annual research report

Our new annual research report, Hearing Progress, is out now. Read about the progress we’ve made in accelerating the development of technology and treatments to help people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.

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