Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

Hearing loss is a common problem in newborns. Some cases are due to auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD), a problem in the transmission of sound from the ear’s innermost part (the inner ear) to the brain. The causes of ANSD are unknown, but children who are born prematurely or have a family history of the condition are at higher risk for …

Key facts about Hearing loss

Around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss (1), and 34 million of these are children. It is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss. Hearing loss may result from genetic causes, complications at birth, certain infectious diseases, chronic ear infections, the use of particular drugs, exposure to excessive noise, and ageing. 60% …