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July 1, 2015

Graphic Novella Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss in Spanish-Speaking Agricultural Workers

June 18, 2015 — In the Mountain West region, noise-induced hearing loss is common among Spanish-speaking agricultural workers due to their proximity to noise produced by heavy farm equipment and livestock, according ... read more

What Fish Ears Can Tell Us About Sex, Surveillance and Sustainability

June 15, 2015 — Scientists have found a way to pry into the private lives of fish -- by looking in their ears. By studying ear stones in fish, which act as tiny data recorders, scientists can now reveal migration ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Hearing-impaired people face a challenge at the theater or cinema. New technology promises a remedy integrated into two apps that allow the hearing impaired to adjust the sound to match their ... read more

Nearly One in Seven Hispanic/Latino Adults Has Some Hearing Loss

May 28, 2015 — In the largest study to date of hearing loss among Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States, researchers have found that nearly one in seven has hearing loss, a number similar to the general ... read more

May 5, 2015 — In a study on mice, cells that relay information from the ear to the brain changed their behavior and structure in response to the noise level in the environment. Researchers think the adaptations ... read more

Personal Cues Can Have a Strong Effect on Craving in Individuals With Addiction

May 4, 2015 — Unique person-specific cues -- such as the presence of a specific friend or hearing a specific song -- appear to have a robust effect on craving addictive substances, a recent study shows. The study ... read more

Identifying Speech, Hearing Problems Early May Prevent Future Losses

May 1, 2015 — Experts share tips and tools that identify and prevent speech, voice, and hearing impairments. Such impairments affect 43 million Americans, they say, noting how important it is to diagnose these ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — About one in five people experience tinnitus, the perception of a sound -- often described as ringing -- that isn't really there. Now, researchers have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to ... read more

Insects Inspire Next Generation of Hearing Aids

Apr. 20, 2015 — An insect-inspired microphone that can tackle the problem of locating sounds and eliminate background noise is set to revolutionize modern-day hearing aid systems, scientists say. Despite remarkable ... read more

Genetic Predisposition Found for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Apr. 16, 2015 — In a new genome-wide association study, an international team of neuroscientists has found evidence that some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than ... read more

Osteoporosis Diagnosis Contributes to Hearing Loss Risk

Apr. 16, 2015 — People who have osteoporosis face a 1.76-fold higher risk of developing sudden deafness than those who do not have the bone disease, according to a new study. Osteoporosis is a progressive condition ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new study by a linguistics professor sheds light on a well-known linguistic characteristic of autistic children — their reluctance to use pronouns — paving the way for more accurate ... read more

Soldiers Cite 'Medic!' as a Top Hearing Priority

Apr. 1, 2015 — ‘Medic!’, ‘Hold fire!’ and grid references are amongst the highest priorities for soldiers to be able to hear while on duty, according to new research. Researchers have asked serving ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — An obstacle course was used by researchers to evaluate a wearable collision warning device they developed for patients with peripheral vision loss. They found the device may help patients with a wide ... read more

Cochlear Implantation Improved Speech Perception, Cognitive Function in Older Adults

Mar. 12, 2015 — Cochlear implantation was associated with improved speech perception and cognitive function in adults 65 years or older with profound hearing loss, according to a report. Hearing impairment is ... read more

Received Wisdom About Mental Illness Challenged by New Report

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new report challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness and has led to widespread media coverage and debate in the UK. Many people believe that schizophrenia is a frightening brain ... read more

Voices in People's Heads More Complex Than Previously Thought

Mar. 10, 2015 — Voices in people's heads are far more varied and complex than previously thought. One of the largest and most detailed studies to date on the experience of auditory hallucinations, commonly ... read more

Longer-Term CMV Treatment Effective for Symptomatic Babies, Study Shows

Mar. 4, 2015 — Babies treated for symptomatic cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection for six months, instead of the standard six weeks, have better hearing and developmental outcomes, according to a new study. One in 150 ... read more

Owls, Lizards Lend Their Ears for Human Hearing Research

Mar. 2, 2015 — Lizards and owls are some of the animal species that can help us to better understand hearing loss in humans, according to new research. "These animals, just like human beings, emit sound from ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — A researcher has discovered a way to keep remyelination going, using a drug that's already on the market. Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, ... read more

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