Category Archives: hereditary disease

Large-scale study identifies the causative gene for sensorineural hearing.


One infant in every 1000 is diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, making it an extremely common hereditary disease. It is also estimated that 25-40% of over-65s suffer from acquired sensorineural hearing loss, or age-related hearing loss, amounting to as many as 10-15 million Japanese people.  Despite this, treatment development for sensorineural hearing loss is not making progress. This is because

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