Latest hearing loss Stories

2013-07-02 10:53:40

Long-term hearing loss from loud explosions, such as blasts from roadside bombs, may not be as irreversible as previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Using a mouse model, the study found that loud blasts actually cause hair-cell and nerve-cell damage, rather than structural damage, to the cochlea, which is the auditory portion of the inner ear. This could be good news for the millions of soldiers and civilians who, after...

2013-06-30 23:00:12

Dr. Peter Marincovitch of Audiology Associates (http://www.audiologyassociates-sr.com) educates the public on the latest available hearing technologies, the art of listening and lip reading, and how to best help loved ones challenged with hearing loss. The class he teaches is called “Hear Better Now” and deals with all levels of hearing disabilities and methods for patients to have effective, successful lives and he has developed a new format, designed for people with or without a...

Obesity Linked To Hearing Loss Kids
2013-06-18 08:29:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center shows obese adolescents are more likely to have hearing loss problems than their normal-weight peers.  The study findings, published in The Laryngoscope, demonstrated that obese adolescents have increased hearing loss across all frequencies and were almost twice as likely to have unilateral (one-sided) low-frequency hearing loss. "This is the first paper to...

2013-06-12 16:08:32

Mechanism offers potential for interventions that could save hearing A team of NIH-supported researchers is the first to show, in mice, an unexpected two-step process that happens during the growth and regeneration of inner ear tip links. Tip links are extracellular tethers that link stereocilia, the tiny sensory projections on inner ear hair cells that convert sound into electrical signals, and play a key role in hearing. The discovery offers a possible mechanism for potential...

2013-03-14 17:16:22

Rapid hearing loss in both ears may be a symptom of the rare but always-fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and should be considered a reason for clinicians to test for the disorder. That was the conclusion of Henry Ford Hospital researchers after encountering a 67-year-old patient who had been progressively losing hearing in both ears for two months and was eventually diagnosed with the disease. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or CJD, is often confused with so-called "mad cow disease," and...

2013-03-12 23:02:36

Link found between kidney disease and hearing loss. Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 Cape Cod Hearing Center is joining the Better Hearing Institute in promoting National Kidney Month in March . Cape Cod Hearing Center will be raising awareness of the threat that kidney disease poses and of the link between kidney disease and hearing loss. As part of its outreach efforts, Audiologist Theresa Cullen is urging people with chronic kidney disease to get their hearing checked. A free, quick,...

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