Hidden Hearing Respond to Research Breakthrough in Inherited Deafness

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Experts in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to new research which has discovered genes responsible for a form of inherited deafness.

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Researchers have now identified four genes responsible for the condition, which can cause moderate to severe hearing loss as well as fertility problems in women.

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in understanding inherited deafness caused by Perrault Syndrome.

The research was carried out by Manchester Biomedical Research Centre at Saint Mary’s Hospital and the University of Manchester, along with other researchers in the US and Pakistan.

They discovered a responsible gene called CLPP using a powerful new genetic technique called Next Generation Sequencing and the study has been published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Researchers have now identified four genes responsible for the condition, which can cause moderate to severe hearing loss as well as fertility problems in women.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“Identifying the gene responsible for Perrault Syndrome allows researchers to further understand the condition and its development – which could lead to treatment in the future. There are various causes for inherited deafness and it is important to get your hearing tested regularly to ensure you’re getting the right treatment.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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