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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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Pulsatile tinnitus: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

Tinnitus is where a person hears sounds within the ear, such as ringing. Pulsatile tinnitus is when the sounds are in time to the beat of their pulse.

How to unclog your ears: Eight home remedies

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

Clogged ears can cause discomfort, and may affect hearing and balance. Learn about eight different home remedies to treat clogged ears, and what to avoid.

Mouth clicks used in human echolocation captured in unprecedented detail

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Like some bats and marine mammals, people can develop expert echolocation skills, in which they produce a clicking sound with their mouths and listen to the reflected sound waves to "see" their...

Tinnitus could be worsened by antidepressant use

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Research suggests that selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors - a common class of antidepressants - could lead to the exacerbation of tinnitus.

Cognitive hearing aid filters out the noise

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

People who are hearing impaired have a difficult time following a conversation in a multi-speaker environment such as a noisy restaurant or a party.

Presbycusis: Causes of age-related hearing loss

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PST

Presbycusis the term given to age-related hearing loss. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of this condition here.

Babies with hearing loss form better vocabulary with early intervention

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Children with hearing loss who are diagnosed by 3 months of age and receive interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those whose diagnosis and treatment come later, according...

Gaze direction affects sensitivity to sounds

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Listening to something while looking in a different direction can slow down reaction times while the brain works harder to suppress distractions, finds a new UCL study.

New research identifies key mechanism behind some deafness

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Study identifies a new protein that is essential to the process of turning sound waves into meaningful brain signals.

White noise after loud noise prevents hearing deficits in mice

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mild hearing loss from exposure to less than one hour of loud noise leads to a reorganization of circuits in a key midbrain structure of the auditory system in mice, finds new research published in...

Right-or left-handedness affects sign language comprehension

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

The speed at which sign language users understand what others are 'saying' to them depends on whether the conversation partners are left- or right-handed, a new study has found.

Hormone replacement therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new, first-of-its-kind study investigates the link between hormone replacement therapy and hearing loss in menopausal and postmenopausal women.

Few researchers consider hearing loss in healthcare communication: Study

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST

Doctors believe that communication with their patients is important, but most studies of physician/elderly patient communication do not mention that hearing loss may affect this interaction.

Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST

Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all.

Success of sensory cell regeneration raises hope for hearing restoration

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST

In an apparent first, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have used genetic manipulation to regenerate auditory hair cells in adult mice.

58 million Americans are exposed to loud, frequent noises, including firearms, at work and home

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST

Loud noise exposure is a common environmental hazard in the United States that can lead to hearing loss and other conditions such as sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Bilateral tinnitus is hereditary

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have been able to demonstrate the hereditary nature of certain forms of tinnitus.

Light shed on evolutionary change in bones of middle ear of non-mammals, new study reveals

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at King's College London have begun to uncover the cellular and molecular drivers underlying a key anatomical change during the evolution of mammals.

Number of people in US with hearing loss expected to nearly double in coming decades

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Adele M. Goman, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., and colleagues used U.S.

Antibiotics used to treat cystic fibrosis increases risk of permanent hearing loss

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time...

Drug treatment could combat hearing loss

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Within the inner ear, thousands of hair cells detect sound waves and translate them into nerve signals that allow us to hear speech, music, and other everyday sounds.

Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients who complain they can't hear their friends at a noisy restaurant, but pass a hearing test in their doctor's office, may be describing hidden hearing loss.

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.