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Hearing loss, impairment or deafness may be of two major types: one that develops some time in life, one that a baby is born with – or congenital deafness. Most commonly, hearing loss is seen with age or is caused by exposure to loud noises.
FDA announces important steps to improve consumer access to hearing aids

FDA announces important steps to improve consumer access to hearing aids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced important steps to better support consumer access to hearing aids. [More]
New treatment prevents chemotherapy-induced hearing loss in children with cancer

New treatment prevents chemotherapy-induced hearing loss in children with cancer

Investigators from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children's Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer. [More]
Adding higher frequencies to standard protocol improves detection of hearing loss in adolescents

Adding higher frequencies to standard protocol improves detection of hearing loss in adolescents

Adding higher frequencies to the American Academy of Pediatrics hearing test protocol helps detect adolescent hearing loss, according to a team of pediatricians and audiologists. [More]
Congenital CMV infection highly common among children with cerebral palsy, study finds

Congenital CMV infection highly common among children with cerebral palsy, study finds

Cytomegalovirus is a common herpesvirus that can cross the placenta, infect the fetus and cause damage to the developing brain. [More]
Stem-cell-derived gap junction cells could be important therapeutic target for treatment of hereditary deafness

Stem-cell-derived gap junction cells could be important therapeutic target for treatment of hereditary deafness

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 treatment of hereditary deafness. [More]
Cochlear highlights success of innovative cloud-based data transfer system for implant clinics

Cochlear highlights success of innovative cloud-based data transfer system for implant clinics

Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, is proud to highlight the success of Cochlear Link, an innovative customer service offering that makes it easier for cochlear implant clinics to serve their patients while reducing costs. [More]
Study provides novel insights into genetic factors linked to age-related hearing disorders

Study provides novel insights into genetic factors linked to age-related hearing disorders

A study of patient electronic medical records and genome sequences from adults with age-related hearing impairment by researchers at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California, identified two genetic variations linked to the hearing disorder. [More]
Research may lead to more sensitive MEMS microphones for hearing aids

Research may lead to more sensitive MEMS microphones for hearing aids

Scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York want to improve sensor technology critical to billions of devices made every year. [More]
Japanese researchers discover causative gene for common type of hearing loss

Japanese researchers discover causative gene for common type of hearing loss

A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of Japanese researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a transgenic mouse. [More]
Difficulty to understand speech in noisy environments linked to hidden hearing loss in young adults

Difficulty to understand speech in noisy environments linked to hidden hearing loss in young adults

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, linked symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy, a condition known as "hidden hearing loss," in college-age human subjects with normal hearing sensitivity. [More]
Component in red wine and grapes can suppress inflammation linked to airway disease

Component in red wine and grapes can suppress inflammation linked to airway disease

A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media), according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University. [More]
Study suggests babies born to women with hearing loss more likely to be premature and have low birth weight

Study suggests babies born to women with hearing loss more likely to be premature and have low birth weight

Hearing loss is a marginalizing and disabling condition, resulting in various adverse social and health outcomes. Babies born to women with hearing loss were significantly more likely to be premature and have low birth weight, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [More]
Noise levels in nightclubs may induce hearing loss

Noise levels in nightclubs may induce hearing loss

A new study raises concerns about the noise level in nightclubs. Researchers in Southern California have found that the average continuous level of noise in some nightclubs is at least 91.2 dBA (A-weighted decibels). [More]
UTSW surgeons remove acoustic neuromas through small incisions in the ear canals

UTSW surgeons remove acoustic neuromas through small incisions in the ear canals

A surgical team at UT Southwestern Medical Center is helping to pioneer a new minimally invasive procedure that extracts vertigo-inducing tumors from the inner ear without having to remove a large piece of skull, as is usually required. [More]
Single-dose of anibiotic gel could provide easy and safe treatment for common childhood illness

Single-dose of anibiotic gel could provide easy and safe treatment for common childhood illness

A single-application bioengineered gel, squirted in the ear canal, could deliver a full course of antibiotic therapy for middle ear infections, making treatment of this common childhood illness much easier and potentially safer, finds a preclinical study led by Boston Children's Hospital in collaboration with investigators at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts Eye and Ear. [More]
Montreal-based researchers get closer to achieving healthy longevity

Montreal-based researchers get closer to achieving healthy longevity

Hearing loss, brittle bones, sagging skin, a deteriorating mind: these are just some of the issues associated with growing old. [More]
Study evaluates long-term safety of infants after maternal MRI exposure

Study evaluates long-term safety of infants after maternal MRI exposure

In an analysis that included more than 1.4 million births, exposure to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during the first trimester of pregnancy compared with nonexposure was not associated with increased risk of harm to the fetus or in early childhood, although gadolinium MRI at any time during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of a broad set of rheumatological, inflammatory, or skin conditions and, possibly, for stillbirth or neonatal death, according to a study appearing in the September 6 issue of JAMA. [More]
Novel drug delivery system may offer new hope for patients with rare fatal genetic disorder

Novel drug delivery system may offer new hope for patients with rare fatal genetic disorder

Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have discovered a type of drug delivery system that may offer new hope for patients with a rare, ultimately fatal genetic disorder - and make what might become a terrible choice a little easier. [More]
New findings into the biology of progressive hearing loss

New findings into the biology of progressive hearing loss

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 approaches to treating this common form of hearing loss. [More]
Researchers discover gene linked to age-related hearing loss

Researchers discover gene linked to age-related hearing loss

A large screening programme has identified several genes associated with age-related conditions including hearing loss, retinal degeneration and osteoarthritis. [More]
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