Prospects for gene therapy in hearing loss

Karen B. Avraham, Yehoash Raphael

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Deafness is the most common form of sensory impairment in humans. Depending on the age of onset, hearing impairment can affect oral language acquisition, cognitive development and psychosocial development /1/. Here, we cover the latest advances in gene therapy for alleviating or preventing hearing loss. This review is not meant to be comprehensive, but to highlight some of the most recent developments in the field. Several recent reviews have described potential therapeutic approaches /2-4/.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-84
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003


FundersFunder number
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication DisordersR01DC001634


    • Math l
    • adenoviruses
    • cochlea
    • hair cells
    • inner ear
    • retroviruses


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