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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

Oct. 30, 2014 — Patients with tinnitus hear phantom noise and are sometimes so bothered by the perceived ringing in their ears, they have difficulty concentrating. A new therapy does not lessen perception of the ... read more

Oct. 20, 2014 — Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears. By demonstrating the importance of the protein, ... read more

Oct. 2, 2014 — Barely perceptible low-frequency signals nevertheless activate measurable responses in our auditory circuits. Neurobiologists have now characterized the remarkable impact of low-frequency sounds on ... read more

Tinnitus: New Clinical Practice Guideline

Oct. 1, 2014 — The first ever mutli-disciplinary, evidence-based clinical practice guideline to improve the diagnosis and management of tinnitus, the perception of sound -- often ringing -- without an external ... read more

Sep. 16, 2014 — The “molecular brakes” that time the generation of important cells in the inner ear cochleas of mice have been discovered by neuroscientists. These “hair cells” translate sound waves into ... read more

Music to Your Ears? Evidence of Damage to Hearing from Music

Aug. 18, 2014 — Many people listen to loud music without realizing that this can affect their hearing. This could lead to difficulties in understanding speech during age-related hearing loss which affects up to half ... read more

Caffeine Intake Associated With Lower Incidence of Tinnitus

Aug. 7, 2014 — Higher caffeine intake is associated with lower rates of tinnitus, often described as a ringing or buzzing sound in the ear when there is no outside source of the sounds, in younger and middle-aged ... read more

Effect of Loud Noises on Brain Revealed in Study

July 31, 2014 — Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists. Exposure to intensely loud ... read more

Understanding of How Hearing Works Advanced by New Research

July 7, 2014 — Understanding how hearing works has long been hampered by challenges associated with seeing inside the inner ear, but technology being developed by a team of researchers is generating some of the ... read more

Retired NFL Players May Be at Risk for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

July 7, 2014 — Retired NFL players may be at risk for permanent hearing loss and tinnitus, according to an ear surgeon. Many NFL players suffer one or more concussions during their careers. And Leonetti notes that ... read more

June 25, 2014 — Patients with persistent ringing in the ears -- a condition known as tinnitus -- process emotions differently in the brain from those with normal hearing, researchers report. Tinnitus afflicts 50 ... read more

Fireworks, Construction, Marching Bands Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

June 17, 2014 — One in 10 Americans has hearing loss that affects their ability to understand normal speech. Exposure to excessive noise also can damage hearing in higher pitches. “Hearing loss due to excessive ... read more

Rhythmic Bursts of Electrical Activity from Cells in Ear Teach Brain How to Hear

May 21, 2014 — A precise rhythm of electrical impulses transmitted from cells in the inner ear coaches the brain how to hear, according to a new study. The ear generates spontaneous electrical activity to trigger a ... read more

May 20, 2014 — The ability to discern pitch hinges on remarkable gradations in specialized cells within the inner ear. New research has explained, for the first time, what controls these cells’ development and ... read more

May 15, 2014 — Tinnitus affects roughly 50 million people and is now the number one disability among our men and women in uniform, costing the U.S. about $1.7 billion a year to treat. But even with these staggering ... read more

Noise-Induced 'Hidden Hearing Loss' Mechanism Discovered

May 7, 2014 — Previously, hair cells have long been considered the most vulnerable elements in the inner ear, but researchers have now shown that nerve fibers are even more vulnerable to damage. The public health ... read more

Professional Musicians Run Almost Four-Fold Risk of Noise Induced Deafness

Apr. 30, 2014 — Professional musicians are almost four times as likely to develop noise induced hearing loss as the general public, reveals research. And they are 57% more likely to develop tinnitus -- incessant ... read more

School Hearing Tests Do Not Detect Noise Exposure Hearing Loss

Mar. 20, 2014 — School hearing tests cannot effectively detect adolescent high-frequency hearing loss, which is typically caused by loud noise exposure, according to researchers. School screenings primarily focus on ... read more

Mar. 18, 2014 — Even in a crowded room full of background noise, the human ear is remarkably adept at tuning in to a single voice -- a feat that has proved remarkably difficult for computers to match. A new analysis ... read more

Tinnitus Study Signals New Advance in Understanding Link Between Exposure to Loud Sounds and Hearing Loss

Feb. 14, 2014 — Research reveals why hearing loss is correlated with auditory signals failing to get transmitted along the auditory ... read more

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