Hearing impairment common, perhaps preventable, chronic disease among middle-aged adults
Several factors may be associated with hearing impairment in middle-aged adults, including cardiovascular disease risks, being male and having a noisy job, according to a report published online first in the Archives of Ot ...
Workplace noise-related hearing loss affects sleep quality: study
Sustained exposure to loud workplace noise may affect quality of sleep in workers with occupational-related hearing loss, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers.
Diagnosing deafness early could help teenagers’ development
Researchers from the University of Southampton are investigating whether deaf teenagers have better language skills if they are identified as deaf just after they are born.
Newborn hearing screening linked with improved developmental outcomes for hearing impaired children
Children with permanent hearing impairment who received hearing screening as newborns had better general and language developmental outcomes and quality of life at ages 3 to 5 years compared to newborns who received hearing ...
Digital helpers for the hearing impaired
Every fifth German is hearing impaired. In their private and in their work lives, they are restricted - such as when making a telephone call. Researchers are now ready with a digital solution, one that can partially compensate ...
New study examines hearing loss, Viagra use
Research by a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) professor shows an association between hearing loss and the use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.
Cochlear implants slightly less beneficial in older patients
Older adults appear to benefit significantly from cochlear implants, but not as much as younger patients who had similar levels of hearing impairment before surgery, according to a new study by researchers at The Medical ...
YouTube extends automatic video captioning
YouTube, in a significant development for millions of deaf Internet users, extended automatic caption capability Thursday to all English-language videos on the video-sharing website.
Hearing assistance comes to the home (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have combined state-of-the-art technologies to help end the isolation suffered by the hearing impaired. End users are eager to get their hands on the suite of tools.
The number of 85-year-olds will increase by a third by 2020
Health and social care provision needs to be put in place for a large increase (33%) in the 85 year old population in the UK by 2020, according to a study published today in the British Medical Journal.
Scientists identify genetic cause for type of deafness
A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a genetic cause of progressive hearing loss. The findings will help scientists better understand the nature of age-related decline in hearing and ...
Gene discovery reveals a critical protein's function in hearing
Discovery of a deafness-causing gene defect in mice has helped identify a new protein that protects sensory cells in the ear, according to a study led by University of Iowa researchers. The findings, which ...
Pair of Bionic Ears Helps to Distinguish Left from Right
Can a pair of bionic ears benefit a hearing-impaired child? Cynthia Zettler, a postdoctoral fellow in Ruth Litovsky's laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison thinks so.
New stem cell therapy may lead to treatment for deafness
Deafness affects more than 250 million people worldwide. It typically involves the loss of sensory receptors, called hair cells, for their "tufts" of hair-like protrusions, and their associated neurons. The transplantation ...