Genes behind Loss of Hearing, Sight and Brittleness of Bones Identified


Several age-related medical conditions such as bones’ brittleness (osteoarthritis), as well as loss of sight (retinal degeneration) and hearing have been found through a research involving mice. Through the said study, experts can already identify risks to such conditions even before developing symptoms.

The study identified the gene Slc4a10 to be related with age-related hearing loss. The said gene was also linked with eye function.

Upon identifying which gene is related with the condition, the chances of enhancing treatment options and interventions’ timing are improved. And along with it, the elderly, those who are more at risk of incurring age-related conditions, can be taken cared of better. Whether they are availing home care services, hospital care, etc., they are assured of better health care management.

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