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Hearing loss is common in older people and is often caused by repeated exposure to loud noises. Hearing loss can be sudden or gradual, temporary or permanent. Hearing disorders can make it difficult, but not impossible, to hear. However, deafness can prev

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Exposure to nicotine before and after birth causes hearing difficulties in children

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new mouse study investigates the neurological impact of perinatal exposure to nicotine. The findings suggests nicotine impacts the offspring's hearing.

New study finds noise-related hearing loss not limited to work exposure

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Unless your hearing is tested, it's really hard to know if it's damaged. That's the message of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey that found about one in four U.S.

Groundbreaking gene therapy restores hearing, balance

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Improved gene therapy penetrates inner ear and restores hearing and balance in genetically deaf mice, finds Boston's Children's Hospital researchers.

Sign language users have better reaction times and peripheral vision

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

People who use British Sign Language (BSL) have better reaction times in their peripheral vision, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.

New gene-delivery therapy restores partial hearing, balance in deaf mice

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Using a novel form of gene therapy, scientists from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital have managed to restore partial hearing and balance in mice born with a genetic...

Computer-based cognitive training program may help patients with severe tinnitus

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, researchers evaluated the effect of a cognitive training program on tinnitus.

NIOSH launches hearing loss prevention app

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new mobile application (app) for iOS devices that will measure sound levels in the workplace to...

Reducing drug dosage, and hearing loss in TB patients without reducing efficacy

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Aminoglycosides, recommended by the World Health Organization to treat multidrug resistant tuberculosis, cause hearing loss and kidney damage in a dose dependent manner.

Anemia and hearing loss: Is there a link?

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

Evidence is mounting of a relationship between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss. New research takes a fresh look and bolsters the connection.

Turn an ear to hear - a simple head turn can vastly improve understanding of speech in noisy environments

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Listeners in a noisy situation benefit from facing slightly away from the person they are listening to, turning one ear towards the speech, concludes a study by Cardiff University, funded by UK...

Noise sensitivity traced to changes in brain functions

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:00:00 PST

The degree to which one is disturbed by noises of everyday life may be related to how the brain processes variations in the sound stream, according to new findings published in Scientific Reports.

Psoriasis in the Ears: Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Learn about psoriasis triggers and flares and how psoriasis is treated in the ears. Is there a connection between psoriasis and hearing loss?

Hearing loss prevalence declining in U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 years

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Hearing loss among U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 has declined over the last decade, even as the number of older Americans continues to grow.

Prolonged use of some painkillers tied to hearing loss in women

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

A study of over 55,000 women finds longer use of NSAIDs and acetaminophen - but not aspirin - is tied to slightly higher risk of hearing loss in women.

Severe dizziness treated with steroid injections into the eardrum

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Injections of steroid into the ear are an effective treatment for a common form of severe dizziness, suggests a new study.

Stem cells provide sound in vitro models for deafness

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

A collaboration, including researchers from Juntendo University, demonstrate differentiation from stem cells into specialised cells thought to be the most important therapeutic target for the...

What's that? Exercise is also good for hearing?

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Everybody has heard that exercise can help keep you slim and is good for heart health, but University of Florida researchers have also found that exercise may also help prevent age-related hearing...

Sound perception and the importance of context

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

We all subconsciously and easily assign meanings to sounds. Recent research shows that this effortless ability of the human mind is deceptively complex.

Deaf awareness: Communication made simple

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PST

Deaf awareness is not complicated, but it is important. Without a solid understanding, deaf and hard-of-hearing people can be excluded and become isolated.

Electronic records help identify two genes linked to age-related hearing impairment

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PST

A study of electronic records and genome sequences from adults with age-related hearing impairment identified two genetic variations linked to the disorder, report Thomas Hoffmann of the University...

Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Hearing loss may increase a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely or having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a new study.

FDA permits marketing of balloon device to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has permitted marketing of a device that uses a small balloon to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), a condition in which pressure, pain or...

New findings into the biology of progressive hearing loss

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research with funding from UK charity Action on Hearing Loss has led to the discovery of a new biological mechanism involved in the progressive loss of hearing which could lead to new...

Researchers identify part of the brain that compensates for hearing loss in older adults

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have pinpointed the specific part of the brain that older adults rely on to differentiate speech sounds in background noise, which could revolutionize the treatment of hearing loss.

Hearing test may identify autism risk

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with Autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech.