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Study examines hearing loss and tinnitus in workers – 1.5 days ago

NIOSH study looks at prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus among workers

Do electronic cigarettes hurt your hearing? – 3.5 days ago

CDC reports possible link between electronic cigarettes and hearing loss

FDA seeks input on over-the-counter hearing devices – 1.2 weeks ago

The FDA is looking for input from professionals on over-the-counter hearing aids.

Researchers study impact of hearing loss on soldiers – 1.5 weeks ago

Study looks to evaluate effects of hearing loss on soldiers.

Study uncovers abnormalities responsible for tinnitus, chronic pain – 1.9 weeks ago

New study shows possible abnormalities responsible for some tinnitus and chronic pain cases

Why you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean your ears – Wed, Jan 20th 2016

Hearing health professional advises people to avoid cleaning ears with cotton swabs.

New test seeks to uncover early hearing loss in people with cystic fibrosis – Mon, Jan 18th 2016

Study looks to uncover if a new type of hearing test can successfully detect early hearing loss in people with cystic fibrosis.

Emotion Processing in the Brain Changes with Tinnitus Severity – Sat, Jan 16th 2016

University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL — Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears, affects nearly one-third of adults over age 65. The…

Scientists Discover New Computerized Linguistic Approach to Detect Alzheimer's Disease – Thu, Jan 14th 2016

UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK – TORONTO - Researchers have discovered how to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with more than 82 per cent accuracy by evaluating the…

Stereotypes Around Aging Can Negatively Impact Memory and Hearing – Tue, Jan 12th 2016

University of Toronto – Toronto, ON - A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto shows that when older adults feel negatively about aging, they may lack…

Is Seeing Believing? People Are Not Good at Identifying Where Sights, Sounds Originate – Sun, Jan 10th 2016

Study by UCLA psychologists reveals that our senses are far from flawless.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES - Our vision and hearing aren’t as reliable as we might…

Why Focusing on a Visual Task Will Make Us Deaf to Our Surroundings – Fri, Jan 8th 2016

Concentrating attention on a visual task can render you momentarily ‘deaf’ to sounds at normal levels, reports a new UCL study funded by the Wellcome Trust.
University College…

Image Gallery: Study of Inner Ear Development Hints at Way to Restore Hearing and Balance – Wed, Jan 6th 2016

Scientists have identified 2 genes crucial to the production of delicate sensors, called hair cells, in mammals.
Rockefeller University - Loud noise, trauma, infections,...

Cochlear Implant University Self-Advocacy Skills-Building for Students with Cochlear Implants During the Transition to College – Mon, Jan 4th 2016

The Cochlear Implant University (CIU) is an interactive, self-advocacy skills-building website to support high school and college students with cochlear implants and their…

Disclosure Strategies May Improve Communication for Those with Hearing Loss – Sat, Jan 2nd 2016

A survey of 337 Mass. Eye and Ear patients revealed 3 distinct strategies for disclosing hearing loss.
Boston, Mass. — Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers surveyed 337…

Top Priorities Named in Hearing Loss Research – Wed, Dec 30th 2015

University of Nottingham - Experts have published a list of the most urgent priorities for researching a debilitating condition that affects more than 10 million people in…

How Cells in the Developing Ear 'Practice' Hearing – Mon, Dec 28th 2015

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their…

Nerve Cells Warn Brain of Damage to the Inner Ear – Sat, Dec 26th 2015

Some nerve cells in the inner ear can signal tissue damage in a way similar to pain-sensing nerve cells in the body, according to new research from Johns Hopkins. If the finding,...

Protein Movement of Hair Bundles in the Inner Ear May Preserve Hearing for Life – Thu, Dec 24th 2015

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine finding holds promise for repairing damaged hearing.
Hearing is made possible when hair bundles protruding from the tops of…

Genetic Modification Shows Promise for Preventing Hereditary Hearing Loss – Tue, Dec 22nd 2015

Reducing enzyme activity in mice with mitochondrial dysfunction prevents or delays deafness, according to new research published in the American Journal of…