Friday, August 18, 2017

Hearing Loss News

Brain’s ‘amplifier’ compensates for lost inner ear function

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have described, for the first time, the adult brain's ability to compensate for a near-complete loss...

Hearing aids improve memory, speech

A recent study by Jamie Desjardins, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program at The University of Texas at El Paso, found...

Doctor restores patient’s hearing with first ever prosthesis

A new prosthesis for a traditional ear surgery is bringing hope to patients diagnosed with a hereditary disorder that causes hearing loss. After 63-year-old Diane...

Emotion processing in brain changes with tinnitus severity

Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears, affects nearly one-third of adults over age 65. The condition can develop as part of age-related hearing...

The Impact of Treated Hearing Loss on Quality of Life

It would seem that hearing is a second-rate sense when compared to vision in our visually oriented modern society. People with hearing loss delay a...

Whales, Somehow, Are Coping With Humans’ Din

Perhaps we can save the whales — or at least their hearing. Scientists have long known that man-made, underwater noises — from engines, sonars, weapons...

Lifelines for People With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss, a disability currently untreated in about 85 percent of those affected, may be the nation's most damaging and costly sensory handicap. It...

Nerve cells warn brain of damage to inner ear

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...

Hearing Loss Takes a Health Toll

Hearing loss in older adults increases the risk for hospitalization and poor health, a new study has found, even taking into account other risk...

The Sound and the Fury

Q. Nearing 70, I have increasing difficulty hearing conversations, yet music in restaurants is too loud. Why?A. Age-related hearing loss, called presbycusis, is characterized...

Helping Siri hear through a cocktail party

A new sensor developed at Duke University helps computers separate overlapping sounds People trying to talk to Siri may soon no longer have to look...

Nasal balloon could treat ‘glue ear’

New research led by the University of Southampton in the UK offers a non-surgical, non-drug treatment for otitis media with effusion in the form...

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