New Yorker staff writer David Owen provides a simple explanation of how and why hearing loss occurs. He reveals some scary realities – for example, hearing loss can happen more easily than you think – but he follows up with reassuring science and technology. Owen explores lab experiments that reverse deafness in mice and hearing aids that you can control with your smartphone. The news is largely positive, and options exist even for the more budget-conscious. getAbstract recommends Owen’s report to anyone affected by hearing loss.
In this summary, you will learn
- How hearing loss occurs,
- Which drug therapies researchers exploring and
- How technology can help.
About the Author
David Owen is a staff writer at The New Yorker.
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