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Toward a true cure for hearing impairment

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Science  09 Mar 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6380, pp. 1113
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat0966

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Five percent of the human population (360 million people) experience some form of hearing impairment. Patients with hearing loss often describe the experience as socially isolating, and recent research has shown a significant correlation with hearing loss and later onset of dementia.