Blog and Recent News7th of June 2016
Educating Children with Hearing Loss and Autism Spectrum Disorder
What happens when your child is diagnosed with profound to severe hearing loss at 6 months of age, receives his first cochlear implant at age 1 1/2 (second at before his 5th birthday) and spends a couple of years in auditory-verbal therapy (AVT) or speech therapy, but is showing little to no progress?
12th of April 2016
Unraveling Genes Critical for Inner Ear Development
The Wnt signaling pathway, a sequence of events triggered by the Wnt protein, helps guide inner ear cell development, including the proliferation of cells that differentiate into the hair cells and supporting cells necessary for hearing and balance. But in mice and other mammals, inner ear cell proliferation does not continue past newborn stages.
23rd of March 2016
Are Hair Cell Regeneration Genes Blocked?
On March 8, 2016, HHF hosted a live-video research briefing, as part of an ongoing effort to provide regular updates on our research programs and progress. Through these briefings, our goal is for our attendees to learn new information and achieve a greater understanding of hearing loss, prevention, and to o develop effective therapies for hearing loss and tinnitus.
12th of January 2016
Spotlight On: Stefan Heller, Ph.D.
Through its Spotlight On series, HHF aims to connect its supporters to its Hearing Restoration Project (HRP) researchers. This time, we’re featuring Stefan Heller, Ph.D. a research at Stanford University. Learn more about Dr. Heller, both his research and his love of camping and the outdoors in our latest blog!
17th of December 2015
8th of December 2015
Scientists restore hearing in noise-deafened mice
Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears. These new findings pave the way for research in humans that could improve treatment of hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal aging.
24th of November 2015
Unlocking the Potential for Hair Cell Regeneration
Recently we hosted our second live-video research briefing as part of our effort to provide regular updates on our research programs and progress. Dr. Andy Groves, HRP consortium member, presented recent research advances and new discoveries, the use of new technology, and our future plans to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus.
23rd of November 2015
#HearTheHope This Holiday Season
#GivingTuesday 2015, an international day of giving that kicks off the holiday giving season, is just around the corner on December 1st. Making a financial commitment to HHF is an investment in our future … a brighter future free from the isolation and daily hardship of living with hearing loss. But we need YOUR help. Check out our latest blog for ways you can #HearTheHope this holiday season.
13th of October 2015
Spotlight On: Andy Groves, Ph.D.
Through its Spotlight On series, HHF aims to connect its supporters to its Hearing Restoration Project (HRP) researchers. Our first Spotlight On features Andy Groves, Ph.D., a developmental biologist who uses the ear as a model system to understand the general problem of embryonic development. Learn more about Dr. Groves, both his research and his love of music in our latest blog!
17th of September 2015
Distilling the Data
The burgeoning field of bioinformatics allows the Hearing Restoration Project to analyze and compare large genomics datasets and identify the best genes for more testing. This sophisticated data analysis will help speed the way toward a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.