Variations in HSP70 genes associated with noise-induced hearing loss in two independent populations

@article{Konings2009VariationsIH,
  title={Variations in HSP70 genes associated with noise-induced hearing loss in two independent populations},
  author={Annelies Konings and Lut Van Laer and Sophie Michel and Malgorzata Pawelczyk and Per-Inge Carlsson and Marie-Louise Bondeson and Elżbieta Rajkowska and Adam Dudarewicz and Ann Vandevelde and Erik Frans{\'e}n and Jeroen R Huyghe and Erik Borg and Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska and Guy Van Camp},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={329-335}
}
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most important occupational health hazards. Millions of people worldwide are exposed daily to harmful levels of noise. NIHL is a complex disease resulting from an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Although the environmental risk factors have been studied extensively, little is known about the genetic factors. Heat-shock proteins (HSPs) are induced after exposure to severe noise. When first induced by exposure to moderate sound… CONTINUE READING