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Human Auditory System - Function and Disorders

Sadaf Naz

University of the Punjab

A pioneering researcher on hereditary hearing loss and appointed professor at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, whose work is funded by both national and international granting agencies.


Morphogenesis Structure Ear Hearing Mechanism of the Audition Model Systems Structural Malformations Genetic Deafness Environmental Hearing Loss Hearing Aids Genetic Therapies Tinnitus Therapy

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The ear or the auditory system is an intricate complex comprised of both peripheral and central parts. Great strides have been made in determining the structure and malfunctions of the auditory system. However, effective treatments of all types of hearing loss and tinnitus, as well as the development of cures need concerted efforts.

The book "Human Auditory System- Function and Disorders" aims to provide an overview of the basic anatomy and physiology of the auditory system. It will focus on both the development and biology of the audition. It will include neuroscience of hearing as well as the associated malfunctions causing hearing loss or tinnitus. Research covering aspects related to the treatment of auditory disorders and the current state of the clinical utility of the offered treatments will also be included.

The work will present significant topics pertinent to the human auditory system and provide both historical and future perspectives. It will be a collaborative endeavour, involving multiple scientists who have presented each topic in a comprehensive but concise way.

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Date completed: August 26th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 23rd 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 22nd 2021

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Review results due: February 10th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 11th 2022

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Sadaf Naz

University of the Punjab

Dr. Sadaf Naz is a human molecular geneticist who received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan for one of the pioneering studies on hereditary hearing loss. She conducted post-doctoral work at NIDCD, National Institutes of Health, USA on the molecular genetics of deafness in humans and animal models. In 2005, she was appointed a faculty member at School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore and established the laboratory for deciphering molecular basis of genetic disorders. The major focus of her research team is on exploring genetics of recessively inherited, moderate to severe hearing loss, movement disorders and skeletal dysplasia using conventional methods and next generation sequencing technology. The research in her laboratory is or has been supported by National Institutes of Health, USA, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, DFG, Germany, Koshish Foundation, USA and Brigham Young University, USA.

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