Gene Therapy: Current Promises and Future Challenges
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Gene therapy offers the
promise to correct inherited forms of hearing loss as well as acquired forms
such as noise-induced hearing loss, ototoxicity, and presbycusis. However,
there are several barriers that must be overcome before such potential can be
realized. This course describes the conceptual framework that governs gene
therapy today, reveals how this framework has influenced current progress, and discusses
a re-imagining of inner ear gene therapy with the goal of achieving outcomes
that are clinically relevant and realistic.
You will be able
the theoretical premise of gene therapy
approaches to deliver genes into the inner ear
genes associated with hearing loss and deafness
This course is part of a series—Hearing Loss: Risks and Solutions in a Complex World—that explores various dimensions of audiology public health and how audiologists across settings can incorporate cutting-edge solutions into practice. See more courses in this series, available through the ASHA Learning Pass or for a la carte purchase.
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