Genetic Studies Lead the Way to Understanding EVA, a Childhood Hearing Disorder

For several decades, researchers at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) have been leading an effort to understand the genetic underpinnings of enlarged vestibular aqueducts (EVA), a condition associated with early hearing loss in children, and in some cases, thyroid problems in the teenage years. As the NIDCD scientists make great strides in understanding the causes of hearing loss in children with EVA, they are also contributing to our understanding of the molecules and mechanisms involved in healthy hearing.

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Source: NIDCD Inside Newsletter