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February 10, 2016

Over 400 Conditions Co-Occur With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Study Finds

Jan. 6, 2016 — 428 distinct disease conditions have been identified that co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), in the most comprehensive review of its ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — The largest study of survivors of the largest recorded outbreak of Ebola virus disease found they commonly reported complications such as vision, hearing and joint pain problems up to months after ... read more

Toxic Secretions from Intracranial Tumor Damage the Inner Ear

Dec. 22, 2015 — In some cases of vestibular schwannoma, a sometimes-lethal tumor often associated with neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), secretions from the tumor contain toxic molecules that damage the inner ear. The ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — A recent study found that seniors have a harder time distinguishing the order of events than younger adults. When researchers presented them with both a light and sound at the same or different ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — A new prosthesis for a traditional ear surgery is bringing hope to patients diagnosed with a hereditary disorder that causes hearing loss. After 63-year-old was diagnosed with otosclerosis in her ... read more

Stereotypes Around Aging Can Negatively Impact Memory and Hearing

Dec. 9, 2015 — A new study shows that when older adults feel negatively about aging, they may lack confidence in their abilities to hear and remember things, and perform poorly at ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Scientists capitalize on technological advances to lay the groundwork for drug development against 'disordered' proteins that play key roles in human health and disease. A small, drug-like ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Researchers report they have figured out ... read more

Team Science for Turner Syndrome

Nov. 24, 2015 — An epigenetic mechanism that could be the cause of painful chronic ear infections that plague people with chromosomal and genetic conditions has been uncovered by a group of ... read more

Sound Deprivation Leads to Irreversible Hearing Loss

Nov. 18, 2015 — Sound deprivation in adult mice causes irreversible damage to the inner ear. The findings suggest that chronic conductive hearing loss, such as that caused by recurrent ear infections, leads to ... read more

Music-Making for the Deaf

Nov. 18, 2015 — A researcher is exploring new ways to enhance the experience of deaf musicians with new visual and touch techniques. Alongside vibrations, visual indictors will appear on a digital display that ... read more

Adding Antiangiogenesis Increases Effectiveness of Radiation Against NF2-Associated Tumors

Nov. 10, 2015 — Treatment with antiangiogenesis drugs may improve the effectiveness of radiation treatment of nervous system tumors that interfere with the hearing of patients with the genetic disorder ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Some nerve cells in the inner ear can signal tissue damage in a way similar to pain-sensing nerve cells in the body, according to new research. If the finding, discovered in rats, is confirmed in ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — The movement of protein within hair cells of the inner ear shows signs of a repair and renewal mechanism, new research ... read more

Genetic Modification Shows Promise for Preventing Hereditary Hearing Loss

Nov. 6, 2015 — A mitochondrial defect is responsible for a type of human hereditary deafness that worsens over time and can lead to profound hearing loss. Using a genetically modified mice model with a ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — The function of pejvakin, a molecule that plays a vital role in the hearing system, has been recently discovered by researcherse. The absence of this molecule appears to be responsible for ... read more

Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss Affects Neurocognition in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors

Nov. 4, 2015 — Platinum-based chemotherapy may not only impact hearing, but that the hearing loss may then contribute to long-term neurocognitive deficits, report neuroscientists in a new ... read more

Military Sexual Trauma: Prevalent and Under-Treated

Nov. 3, 2015 — Rates of military sexual trauma among men who served in the military may be as much as 15 times higher than has been previously reported, largely because of barriers associated with stigma, beliefs ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — A first-of-its-kind study discovered that many hard-of-hearing children who receive optimal, early services are able to 'catch up or significantly close the gaps with their hearing peers,' ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — These genes, or others in the same pathway, could be promising targets for efforts to treat hearing loss or balance problems by regenerating hair cells, the researchers ... read more

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