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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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New drug 'could save the hearing of millions'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how a compound known as kenpaullone prevented drug- and noise-induced hearing loss in rodent models by blocking an enzyme called CDK2.

Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:00 PDT

Listening to loud music at a concert can cause ringing in the ears, which is known as tinnitus. Learn how to stop the ringing and prevent it in the future.

Poor hearing could lead to poor memory

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research — by scientists in Italy — suggests that a form of age-related hearing loss significantly raises the risk of mild cognitive impairment among seniors.

What is misophonia?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A look at misophonia a disorder that results in abnormally strong reactions to everyday human sounds, such as chewing. Included is detail on treatment.

All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A look at Waardenburg syndrome, a group of diseases that cause changes in the body and eye color. Find out about how rare it is and the diagnosis.

Innovative gene editing method may prevent deafness

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In many cases, hearing loss is hereditary and caused by genetic mutations. Experiments with novel gene editing methods may lead to a preventive treatment.

'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that the brain regards talking inside of our heads as equivalent to talking out loud, with the same degree of dampened response.

Bleeding from the ear: Causes and treatments

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Bleeding from the ear can be very alarming for a person. Many things can cause someone to bleed from the ear, including some emergency situations.

What's to know about pulsatile tinnitus?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Tinnitus refers to the sensation of hearing sounds within the ear, such as ringing, rather than from outside of the ear. Pulsatile tinnitus occurs when the sounds throb in time to the beat of their pulse. This article explores the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the condition, as well as the outlook.

Eight home remedies for unclogging your ears

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

Presbycusis refers to a gradual and persistent age-related hearing loss. Causes include exposure to loud noise and some medications. Symptoms include a loss of ability to hear high-pitched sounds. Treatment is available, but it may take time to get right. Managing conditions such as diabetes can help prevent it.

Babies with hearing loss form better vocabulary with early intervention

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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