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Latest Hearing Health News

Hearing loss doesn’t just mean an older adult needs to turn up the TV. It’s been linked to a range of health problems, including dementia. The latest aging research not only shows the two are connected, it’s also leading scientists to believe that hearing loss may actually be a cause of dementia. This emerging area of research has huge implications, says Frank

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There has to date been no reliable objective method of diagnosing tinnitus. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now show that brainstem audiometry can be used to measure changes in the brain in people with constant tinnitus. The study has been published in  The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Tinnitus is currently not classified as a distinct disorder, but as a

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Over 5% of the world’s population (430 million people) require rehabilitation to address their “disabling” hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organization predicts that nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide (1 in 4 people) will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, and that at least 700 million will require access to ear and

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In a narrow medical school hallway, Matt Stewart opened a large cabinet to reveal dozens of shelves stacked with wooden boxes and trays, some at least 100 years old. Stewart, tall and silver-haired, pulled out one of the trays and showed off its contents: Thin slices of human skull bones and the organs of hearing and balance they contain, stained

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A new study by audiologists at the University of Manchester - supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) - has found that a significant number of patients reported a deterioration in their hearing when questioned eight weeks after discharge from a hospital admission for Covid-19. 121 of the adults admitted to Wythenshawe Hospital, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation

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As lewd and crude and rude as it sounds, it is the general response for the person on the street, even if muttered underneath his or her breath, when dealing with someone—friend, family, co-worker, etc.—who suffers from mild to moderate hearing loss. Aside from some surgical procedures that are not as commonly known, hearing devices—while being constantly upgraded in the

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Older Black Americans are much more likely to have good hearing than white Americans, and the difference is especially notable among men, a new study shows. “We found that among males, non-Hispanic Black Americans have a prevalence of hearing loss that is similar to non-Hispanic white Americans who are 10 years younger,” co-author ZhiDi Deng, a pharmacy student at the University of

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An independent association may exist between migraine with subjective hearing loss (HL) and tinnitus, while otologic migraine—defined as the effects of migraine on the ear—may be partly responsible for the association between HL, tinnitus, neck pain and migraine. Results of the cross-sectional analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were published in  Otology & Neurotology . Although the pathophysiology

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According to a recent  EDM.com  poll, 64% of live event attendees don't wear ear protection at live shows. Ear protection during live events may be a bit of a burden since you won't hear the sound as it's truly intended. But as live events return bigger and louder than ever, it's important to protect your hearing as you dance under

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Researchers from Uppsala University have been able to document and visualise hearing loss-associated genes in the human inner ear, in a unique collaboration study between otosurgeons and geneticists. The findings illustrate that discrete subcellular structures in the human organ of hearing, the cochlea, are involved in the variation of risk of age-related hearing loss in the population. The study is

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