In the Inner Ear, UVA Finds An Essential Key to Hearing Sensitivity (image) University of Virginia Health System Share Print E-Mail Caption Jung-Bum Shin, PhD, of UVA's Department of Neuroscience, has shed light on the biological architecture that lets us hear - and on a genetic disorder that causes both deafness and blindness. Credit Dan Addison | UVA Communications Usage Restrictions May be used to accompany news coverage of the hearing discovery. All other uses require express written permission from UVA Health. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.