Inner Ear Gene Therapy – Recent Advances and Clinical Perspectives

portrait of Lukas Landegger, M.D., Ph.D. speaking

Speaker: Lukas Landegger, M.D., Ph.D.
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Don’t miss this TOMORROW’S free captioned webinar featuring Lukas Landegger, M.D., Ph.D., who will be presenting Inner Ear Gene Therapy – Recent Advances and Clinical Perspectives.

Current strategies to treat hearing loss include sound amplification (via hearing aids), enhanced sound transmission (via middle ear prostheses/active implants), and direct neuronal stimulation (via cochlear implants). While potentially transformative, these approaches remain far from optimal in restoring hearing function, and deficiencies in natural sound perception, speech discrimination in noisy environments, and frequency sensitivity remain. Gene therapy for the inner ear is a compelling new approach with high potential to improve the current standard of care for genetic, age-related, and environmentally-induced hearing loss. This webinar will present a brief summary of several recent advances in gene therapy and discuss the major hurdles that remain on the path to widespread clinical use. 

This webinar will be recorded for playback. 

How to Join via Desktop/Laptop
We will be using Zoom for all educational and product showcase webinars. There is nothing to download – just click on the Join Webinar button on the date/time of the webinar.

We recommend visiting the Zoom Webinar Support Page to read about the controls within the webinar such as audio settings, chat, Q&A, and raise hand.

How to Join via Mobile Device (tablet, phone) 
If joining on a mobile device you will be prompted to download the Zoom app, but you can also manually download the Zoom application from the Zoom Download Center. The first option, Zoom Client for Meetings, is the same application needed for webinars.

  1. Download Zoom Client for Meetings from the Download Center
  2. Install the application
  3. Open the Zoom application
  4. Click Join a Meeting
  5. Locate the 9-digit Meeting ID listed in the Summary for the webinar in the Schedule page. For this webinar use Meeting ID: 628205528
  6. Enter the 9-digit meeting ID/webinar ID
  7. Click Join
  8. Enter your name and email address if requested.
  9. Click Join Webinar

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Should you have any questions, please contact Nancy Macklin, HLAA Director of External Affairs, at or 301.657.2248 Ext. 106.

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