Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf children

By Nancy Lapid
Updated January 25 2024 - 11:35am, first published 11:31am
Five of six children with profound deafness experienced hearing recovery six months after treatment. (AP PHOTO)
Five of six children with profound deafness experienced hearing recovery six months after treatment. (AP PHOTO)

An experimental gene therapy being developed by a Chinese company has restored hearing in children with congenital deafness, researchers working on a clinical trial reports, adding to growing evidence of the efficacy of such treatments.

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