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Hosp Med. 2004 Jul;65(7):392-5.

New aspects of inner ear research.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Würzburg, 97080 Würzburg, Germany.

Abstract

At birth, one in 850 babies are profoundly deaf, and hearing loss affects more than 50% of all people over 60 years of age. While hearing loss caused by disease of the external and/or middle ear is treatable, hearing loss as a result of damage to and loss of hair cells and/or auditory neurons can only be alleviated using prosthetic devices such as hearings aids or cochlear implants.

PMID:
15287341
DOI:
10.12968/hosp.2004.65.7.15449
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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