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2010-10-21 09:25:00

Success could spur new treatment approach for millions of people who suffer vestibular problems A University of Washington Medical Center patient on Thursday, Oct. 21, will be the world's first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere's disease. The UW Medicine clinicians who developed the implantable device hope that success in a 10-person surgical trial of Meniere's patients will lead to exploration of its usefulness against other common balance...

2010-10-20 08:17:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Parents, listen up! Despite use of pneumococcal vaccination, some children still develop deafness following meningitis; so early evaluation is a must. Since the PCV7 vaccine became widely used in the U.S in 2001, we've seen fewer cases of meningitis and other related diseases. However, pneumococcal meningitis continues to happen even in healthy children who receive the recommended vaccination series in early childhood. Now, researchers both of Children's Memorial...

2010-10-19 13:55:32

Despite widespread use of pneumococcal vaccination, some children still develop deafness following pneumococcal meningitis, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Based on a small case series, early evaluation and simultaneous cochlear implantation in both ears may be a successful treatment strategy. Since the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) became widely used in the United...

2010-08-26 16:51:29

The UK's first operation to fit a single cochlear implant capable of giving sound in both ears takes place this Friday, thanks to the work of the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre, based at the University of Southampton The UK's first operation to fit a single cochlear implant capable of giving sound in both ears takes place this Friday (27 August), thanks to the work of the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre (SOECIC), based at the University of Southampton. A cochlear implant is...

2010-07-01 13:53:48

Study uncovers potential drug treatment for noise-induced hearing loss Researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, have discovered that a potent new drug restores hearing after noise-induced hearing loss in rats. The landmark discovery found that injection of an agent called "ËœADAC', activates adenosine receptors in cochlear tissues, resulting in recovery of hearing function. The finding paves the way for effective non-surgical therapies to restore hearing loss after...

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2010-06-30 11:26:32

More electrodes and a thinner, more flexible wire inserted further into the inner ear could improve conventional cochlear implants, a team of Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers say. Candidates for cochlear implants"”an estimated million in the United States alone"”include children and adults with profound deafness in both ears. An implant does not restore normal hearing but simulates sounds in the environment, including speech. More...

2010-06-22 15:17:08

A history of ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Newborn hearing screening is now widespread and cochlear implants to reverse hearing loss have been shown to be successful in children younger than age 2, according to...

2010-05-18 12:24:45

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 report in the May issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Cochlear implants have become an accepted treatment for adults with age-related hearing loss or the progression of early-onset hearing loss, according to background information in the article....

2010-05-04 08:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today the winners of the 2010 Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship. Presented by Cochlear Americas, the Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship is awarded to five high school seniors who've demonstrated exceptional achievements both in the classroom and their communities. All recipients have a Nucleus® cochlear implant and will receive financial assistance toward their...

2010-04-21 07:47:01

Children under 5 years of age with severe hearing loss who underwent cochlear implantation experienced greater improvement in comprehension and expression in spoken language than would be predicted from their pre-implantation language scores, with younger age at implantation associated with greater improvements, according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA. "Young children who experience severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) face challenges in developing spoken language...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.