Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is becoming increasingly prevalent. Urban crowding means that large cities are getting noisier, particularly in developing countries. WHO predicts that by 2030, one billion people will be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss. Some of us have less effective natural defenses against the impact of overexposure to sound than others. Five million people in France end up suffering from hearing loss, … Continue reading Study identifies the genetic cause and mechanism for noise-induced hearing loss.