Bioscience

TGen and international team identify gene that could put people at risk for age-related hearing loss

December 4, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

{Source: TGen] – Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, working with scientists from Los Angeles and Belgium, have identified a gene that could help explain why some people lose their hearing as they age.

In a study released online today in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, researchers identified a gene that could help lead to the treatment of presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, which accounts for 30 percent of all deafness.