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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

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

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

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

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

Unusual Disease That Causes Acute Confusion May Be Underdiagnosed

Feb. 25, 2015 — An unusual disease called Susac syndrome, which can cause acute confusion and problems with hearing and eyesight, is rare but probably under reported, physicians ... read more

Researchers Sheds New Light on Biological Pathways of Vestibular Schwannomas

Feb. 20, 2015 — A new understanding of the pathobiology behind a head and neck tumor has been uncovered that may someday lead to new methods of targeted drug therapy, scientists ... read more

A Bodyguard for Your Ears: Scientists Discover Novel Pain Sensors in Inner Ear That Warn of Dangerously Loud Noise

Feb. 18, 2015 — Our hearing has a secret bodyguard, a newly discovered connection from the cochlea to the brain that warns of intense incoming noise that causes tissue damage and hearing loss. Scientists believe ... read more

Poor Access to Primary Care Results in Poorer Health for Deaf People

Feb. 6, 2015 — Deaf people who sign have poorer health than the general population, according to am English study. According to the charity that commissioned the work, the study "revealed shocking inequality ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — Salicylates, a class of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), reduced the proliferation and viability of cultured vestibular schwannoma cells that cause a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor ... read more

Inherited Gene Variations Tied to Treatment-Related Hearing Loss in Cancer Patients

Feb. 9, 2015 — Investigators have discovered inherited genetic variations that are associated with rapid hearing loss in young cancer patients treated with the drug ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — The elderly often complain about hearing difficulties, especially when several people are talking all at once. Researchers have discovered that the reason for this does not just concern the ear but ... read more

Review of Nonmedicinal Interventions for Delirium in Older Patients

Feb. 2, 2015 — Interventions to prevent delirium that do not involve prescription drugs and have multiple components appeared to be effective at reducing delirium and preventing falls in hospitalized older ... read more

Cochlear Implant Users Can Hear, Feel the Beat in Music

Jan. 26, 2015 — People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team. The scientists say ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — When individuals wear their hearing aids for the first time, they are flooded with sounds they have not heard in months or years. Ambient noises can be painful, irritating and difficult to ignore, ... read more

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