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USH Society Funds New Research

The “Usher Syndrome Society Translational Research Grants” are intended to support translational research on Usher syndrome in either preclinical research and/or mechanism-based therapeutic development. The USH Society has committed to funding up to $500,000 over two years for research projects that include well-documented research collaborations across sensory modalities and across scientific disciplines.

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Brain Plasticity Compensates for Damaged Auditory Nerve Fibers

Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard researchers have described, for the first time, the adult brain’s ability to compensate for a near-complete loss of auditory nerve fibers that link the ear to the brain...an imperfect hearing recovery process that may explain why some patients report difficulties understanding speech despite having normal hearing thresholds.

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