New Treatment Approaches for Hearing Disorders
Hearing loss is the most common form of sensory impairment in humans and affects more than 40 million people worldwide. Over recent years, more than 100 genetic loci have been linked to hearing loss and many of the affected genes have been identified. This understanding of the genetic pathways that regulate auditory function has revealed new targets for pharmacological treatment of the disease. Moreover, approaches that are based on stem cells and gene therapy, which may have the potential to restore or maintain auditory function, are beginning to emerge. During this track we will go through some of the important topics such as Otological transplants and implants, Stapedectomy, Middle ear and brain stem implantable hearing devices and Evidence-Based management of otitis media with effusion.
- Track 1-1 Otological.
- Track 2-2 Stapedectomy.