Latest hearing loss Stories

2013-02-26 11:54:12

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a group of progenitor cells in the inner ear that can become the sensory hair cells and adjacent supporting cells that enable hearing. Studying these progenitor cells could someday lead to discoveries that help millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss due to damaged or impaired sensory hair cells. "It's well known that, in mammals, these specialized sensory cells don't regenerate after damage," said Alan...

2013-02-21 23:01:02

The NFL Players Association helps the HearStrong Foundation honor its first champion Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 “You can´t play because you can´t hear.” That´s what Paul Szemborski Jr.´s football coaches reluctantly told him one day before practice. But Paul was no ordinary teenage boy. He wasn´t going to let his hearing loss stop him from being on the field. With the support of his family, friends and teammates, Paul made the life-changing...

2013-02-06 09:50:02

First of its kind study addresses the unique issues faced by these clinicians Deaf and hard of hearing (DHoH) people must overcome significant professional barriers, particularly in health care professions. A number of accommodations are available for hearing-impaired physicians, such as electronic stethoscopes and closed-captioning technologies, but are these approaches making a difference? A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, the University of Texas Health...

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...

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...

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