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Identification of a new hearing impairment gene implicates the involvement of the S1PR gene family in human diseaseJan 21, 2016
An international group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine find gene mutation associated with hearing loss.
Physical ailments often confused with behavioral issuesAug 28, 2015
For some children a health problem could be to blame for acting up in class or even a drop in grades. Our experts say what might look like a behavioral issue could actually be a sign of hearing loss, sleep apnea or a voice problem.
Vocal health tips for teachersAug 26, 2015
According to our experts, back-to-school isn’t just for the students, teachers need to prepare, as well, by performing vocal warm-ups to keep their voice healthy during the school year.
Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infectionsJun 29, 2015
Researchers may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections.
'Pacemaker for the tongue' offers minimally-invasive, less painful approach in sleep apnea treatmentNov 10, 2014
Dr. Mas Takashima will be the first sleep surgeon in Houston to perform the hypoglossal nerve stimulator procedure to treat sleep apnea.