November 3, 2021
Usher's syndrome

Living with Usher syndrome and hearing loss

Jessica Chaikof was the youngest child in the U.S. to receive a cochlear implant. At age 11, she was diagnosed with Usher syndrome type 1F.
February 8, 2017
cure for hearing loss

Scientists restore hair cells in mice, allowing them to hear again

US researchers say they have successfully used gene therapy to enable mice with hearing loss to hear again. Could this signal a future cure for hearing loss? The studies show the […]
June 26, 2015

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

Tomorrow marks the 135th anniversary of Helen Keller‘s birth. I remember being fascinated by Helen’s story as a young child, full of wonder at how she managed to learn to […]