Gene: Hearing Loss

Source: New Medical Research, 05-09-2006

Many cases of hearing loss may be attributable to flaws in a specific gene, claims research funded by the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, released last week. The study of 1,200 people, by the University of Antwerp, found that minor changes in a gene called KCNQ4 increase the risk for hearing loss above the age of 60.

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