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Hearing Loss News
September 26, 2020

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Role of Protein in Development of New Hearing Hair Cells

Researchers have conducted a study that has determined the role that a critical protein plays in the development of hair cells. These hair cells are vital for hearing. Some of these cells amplify ...

Forty Percent of Dementia Cases Could Be Prevented or Delayed by Targeting 12 Risk Factors Throughout Life

Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life, experts ...

Study Uncovers Hair Cell Loss as Underlying Cause of Age-Related Hearing Loss

In a study of human ear tissues, scientists have demonstrated that age-related hearing loss is mainly caused by damage to hair cells. Their research ...

Hearing Persists at End of Life

Hearing is widely thought to be the last sense to go in the dying process. Now, the first study to investigate hearing in palliative care patients who are close to death provides evidence that some ...
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Social Distancing Decreased Pediatric Respiratory Tract Infections in Finland

Finland declared a lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, and the ensuing social distancing measures decreased the number of pediatric emergency room visits to nearly ...

Common Characteristics of Rare Pediatric Brain Tumors

In a new study, researchers found that pediatric acoustic neuroma patients had similar symptoms to those of adult patients; however, tumor size was typically larger in the pediatric patients at the ...

Measuring Tape Is a Critical Tool for Following Zika Virus-Exposed Children

A simple measuring tape could be the key to identifying which children could develop neurological and developmental abnormalities from Zika virus exposure during ...

Ear Infections Discovered in Remains of Humans Living in Levant 15,000 Years Ago

Researchers have discovered evidence of ear infections in the skull remains of humans living in the Levant some 15,000 years ...

Novel Electric Impulses Relieve the Pain

Chronic pain can be reduced by stimulating the vagus nerve in the ear with electrodes. In a microanatomic study, the human ear has now been analyzed on a micrometer scale. A computer model was ...

Simple Question Can Lead to Remedy for Older Adults' Dizziness and Impaired Balance

Does lying down or turning over in bed make you feel dizzy? This simple question effectively identifies whether a person suffers from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which is harmless and ...

How Hearing Loss in Old Age Affects the Brain

If your hearing deteriorates in old age, the risk of dementia and cognitive decline increases. So far, it hasn't been clear why. A team of neuroscientists has examined what happens in the brain ...

Biomechanics of Skin Can Perform Useful Tactile Computations

As our body's largest and most prominent organ, the skin also provides one of our most fundamental connections to the world around us. From the moment we're born, it is intimately involved ...

Ear's Inner Secrets Revealed With New Technology

What does it actually look like deep inside our ears? This has been very difficult to study as the inner ear is protected by the hardest bone in the body. But with the help of synchrotron X-rays, it ...

New Research Suggests in-Womb Gene Correction

New research led by hearing scientists suggests an avenue to treat and prevent intractable genetic disorders before birth. Researchers, working with mice, injected a specially designed synthetic ...

Physicists Propose New Filter for Blocking High-Pitched Sounds

Need to reduce high-pitched noises? Science may have an answer. Theoretical physicists report that materials made from tapered chains of spherical beads could help dampen sounds that lie at the upper ...

Sound Can Directly Affect Balance and Lead to Risk of Falling

New research highlights the need for more hearing checks among groups at high risk for ...

Hearing Aids May Delay Cognitive Decline

Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research. Researchers have tested the use of hearing aids in almost 100 adults ...

'Chemical Earmuffs' Could Prevent Hearing Loss

A team of biologists has identified the molecular receptors that cause hearing loss. In experiments with mice, the team successfully used a drug that prevented hearing damage while still allowing the ...

Biomarkers of Brain Function May Lead to Clinical Tests for Hidden Hearing Loss

A pair of biomarkers of brain function -- one that represents 'listening effort,' and another that measures ability to process rapid changes in frequencies -- may help to explain why a ...

Researchers Test Hearing by Looking at Dilation of People's Eyes

Neuroscientists have shown that a person's hearing can be assessed by measuring dilation of the pupils in eyes, a method that is as sensitive as traditional methods of testing ...

Hearing Develops in Tandem With Form and Function

New research reveals a key insight into the development of hair bundles, the intricately complex assemblies in the inner ear responsible for hearing. Researchers found that stereocilia, roughly 100 ...

Millions With Swallowing Problems Could Be Helped Through New Wearable Device

A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the ...

A Week in the Dark Rewires Brain Cell Networks and Changes Hearing in Adult Mice

New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further ...

Hear This: Healthful Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

Investigators have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing ...

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