The Complexity of Age-Related Hearing Impairment: Contributing Environmental and Genetic Factors

@article{VanEyken2007TheCO,
  title={The Complexity of Age-Related Hearing Impairment: Contributing Environmental and Genetic Factors},
  author={Els Van Eyken and Guy Van Camp and Lut Van Laer},
  journal={Audiology and Neurotology},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={345 - 358}
}
Age-related hearing impairment (ARHI) is the most common sensory impairment seen in the elderly. It is a complex disorder, with both environmental as well as genetic factors contributing to the impairment. The involvement of several environmental factors has been partially elucidated. A first step towards the identification of the genetic factors has been made, which will result in the identification of susceptibility genes, and will provide possible targets for the future treatment and/or… 

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