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Genetic Studies Lead the Way to Understanding EVA, a Childhood Hearing Disorder

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Andrew J. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director of the NIDCD; Credit: Chris Gunn

By Kirstie Saltsman, Ph.D.

For several decades, researchers at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) have been leading an effort to understand the genetic underpinnings of enlarged vestibular aqueducts (EVA), a condition associated with early hearing loss in children, and in some cases, thyroid problems in the teenage years.

New research probes inner ear disease

Posted by Kerrie Denner

A new study has shed light on the factors likely to lead to the development of a rare condition affecting the inner ear.

In the most comprehensive study of Ménière’s Disease to date, researchers at the European Centre have been able to suggest what goes wrong in the body when people develop the disease, and provide an insight into factors that lead to its development.

People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Posted by Kerrie Denner

New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries.

Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as likely to completely recover from their injury than those who didn't finish high school.


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