Age-related hearing impairment

Description

The genetic epidemiology of age-related hearing impairment (ARHI) is relatively unexplored. This studentship will use the latest techniques to study the genome and epigenome in twins of all ages to understand further the genetic contribution of this common age-related trait. We are collecting pure tone audiometry on twins visiting the department and will also augment the study sample using an online screening tool made available to us by the RNID.

Funding:

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) / Age UK

Duration:

2010-13