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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...

2012-11-06 03:34:34

Genetic testing for a certain mutation in pediatric patients is valuable in determining a cause for unexplained hearing loss, according to a study in the November 2012 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. The study's authors state that testing for some of the most common mutations that cause sensorineural hearing loss in a targeted way, rather than through generalized screening of hearing loss patients, yields the best results. University of Miami NIH-funded researchers...

Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults
2012-08-14 11:16:00

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently looked at the benefits and harms of hearing loss screenings. The authors believe that the study is important as age-related hearing loss is prevalent among the elderly who are 50 years or older. It is also an issue of concern as it can affect the quality of life and social functioning of seniors. To begin, the USPSTF looked at evidence that was published from 1950 to...

2012-08-10 23:02:35

HealthyAnswers.com is a publisher and a leader in providing current natural health information on their website. Along with thousands of archived articles on health related issues, they also offer a complimentary health newsletter, quality nutritional solutions, and self improvement books. HealthyAnswers.com reports new research and treatment paths for hearing loss. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 In Part II, of a 2-part series on Hearing Loss, HealthyAnswers.com related several...

2012-07-26 01:05:02

A new gene therapy approach can reverse hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in a mouse model of congenital deafness, according to a preclinical study published by Cell Press in the July 26 issue of the journal Neuron. The findings present a promising therapeutic avenue for potentially treating individuals who are born deaf. "This is the first time that an inherited, genetic hearing loss has been successfully treated in laboratory mice, and as such represents an important milestone for...


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