Research Study

An investigation of the etiology of hearing loss in sudden sensorineural hearing loss patients
Principal Investigator 
Desmond Nunez


Body Locations and Systems 
Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Study Start/End 
Oct 29, 2018 to Jul 31, 2019
Diamond Health Care Centre
Printha Wijesinghe, Research Assistant
604-875-4111 ext.61621
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of this study is to identify and determine the role of unique small regulatory molecules (microRNAs) found in individuals with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) by comparing findings with demographically matched normal hearing healthy controls.

recruitment poster


The target population in this study will be adults ≥18-year-old with “normal hearing range”.  A minimum of 50 adults of either sex will be recruited.  Participants will be asked to fill a simple online questionnaire to assess their eligibility before the recruitment.


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