Special Issue "Recent Advances in Hearing Impairment"

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurotology and Neuro-ophthalmology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2024 | Viewed by 182

Special Issue Editor

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: hearing research; inner ear immunology; ototoxicity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hearing impairment is a common condition that has received increased attention recently. Scientific studies showing a link between untreated hearing loss and the development of dementia have been particularly instrumental in raising the profile of hearing loss. The classic causes of hearing loss or deafness are genetic predisposition, ototoxic substances and drugs, noise, and aging. Some diseases, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune diseases, or certain cancers, are also affected by the development of hearing loss. Because this field of research is evolving exponentially, a thematic collection of the latest discoveries could help us keep up to date with these developments.

This Special Issue aims to collate recent clinical and basic research that provides new information on the ototoxic effects of drugs (including biologics), as well as the lesser-known disease entities associated with hearing impairment, such as (but not limited to) temporomandibular joint disorders, kidney diseases, Hashimoto's disease, or mitochondrial diseases. New biomarkers for hearing loss are also covered.

Original papers (clinical and basic research), case reports, and review articles are welcome. Opinion papers will also be considered in special cases.

Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Szczepek
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • ototoxicity
  • autoimmune disease
  • cochlear synaptopathy
  • hair cell loss
  • spiral ganglion damage
  • translational research
  • audiology
  • animal models
  • biomarkers for hearing loss

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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