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Hearing Loss Can Impact Brain Function
2013-01-22 06:03:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by Johns Hopkins finds that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop cognitive function and memory problems than adults of a similar age whose hearing is normal. This study is significant as the prevalence of dementia is projected to double every 20 years because of the world's aging population so identifying the factors and understanding the pathways that lead to cognitive decline and dementia in older...

2013-01-21 08:24:35

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day®, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is alerting Gen Xers and baby boomers of the connection between cardiovascular and hearing health. A growing body of research indicates that a person's hearing and cardiovascular health frequently correspond. In response, BHI is urging people with cardiovascular disease to get their hearing checked. Likewise, BHI is urging people with hearing loss...

Molecule That Converts Sound Into Brain Signals Found
2012-12-07 12:39:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Finding the exact genetic code that programs the ear´s machinery for responding to sound waves and converting them into electrical impulses in the inner ear has been something of a holy grail for the scientists who study the genetics of hearing and deafness. A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has brought this search to fruition by identifying a critical component of the ear-to-brain conversation. This...

2012-12-05 16:24:03

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Florida (UF) has started enrolling subjects in a new study testing the oral drug developed by Sound Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SPI-1005) to prevent hearing loss caused by loud music. Loud music or noise can induce temporary and permanent auditory threshold shifts (TTS or PTS). As people age, the level of PTS grows and results in a moderate loss of speech perception and discrimination, especially in noisy environments. In...

2012-11-01 11:28:10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging people with diabetes to get their hearing tested, and is offering a free, quick, and confidential online hearing check at www.hearingcheck.org so anyone can determine if they need a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing healthcare professional. BHI's outreach efforts come in recognition of American Diabetes Month® in November and World Diabetes Day on November 14. Hearing loss is about twice as...

Hearing Loss Gene Discovered
2012-10-26 08:50:04

[ Watch the Video: Gene That Leads To Hearing Loss ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) recently identified a gene related to hearing loss in older Americans. 30 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss and the new findings will assist in the development of preventive efforts for this particular population. The discovery of a genetic biomarker for age-related hearing loss is nine years in...

2012-10-22 15:26:03

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is raising awareness of the importance of addressing hearing loss in people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. The ability to communicate with the help of hearing aids can help enhance quality of life for the hearing-impaired person, including those living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Identification and remediation...

2012-10-01 14:21:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of ADHD Awareness Week, the Better Hearing Institute is drawing attention to the importance of hearing checks as an integral part of the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis process. BHI also is encouraging appropriate treatment by a hearing healthcare professional when hearing loss and/or other auditory-related communication disorders co-exist with ADHD. BHI's outreach comes in recognition of ADHD Awareness Week,...

2012-09-28 06:23:52

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is raising awareness of the connection between cardiovascular and hearing health, and is urging people with cardiovascular disease to get their hearing checked. Likewise, BHI urges people with hearing loss to pay close attention to their cardiovascular health. A growing body of research indicates that a person's hearing health and cardiovascular health frequently correspond. BHI's efforts are in recognition of World...

2012-09-21 10:24:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging people with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety to get their hearing checked and to address any diagnosed hearing loss, the institute announced today. Research shows that hearing loss frequently co-exists with depression and/or anxiety, and that people with untreated hearing loss may be at an increased risk of depression. BHI is offering a free, quick, and confidential online hearing check at...