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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

EPO in Very Preterm Infants Does Not Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2 Years

May 17, 2016 — A new study randomly assigned 448 preterm infants born between 26 weeks 0 days' and 31 weeks 6 days' gestation to receive either high-dose recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) or ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The first small molecule targeted therapy for progressive hearing loss has been developed in a mouse model of USH3, an USH classified by progressive loss of hearing and vision starting in the first ... read more

Hearing Impairment Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Apr. 22, 2016 — A review of studies of possible linkages between type 2 diabetes and hearing impairment concludes there is compelling evidence that diabetes can damage the auditory system, and that clinicians should ... read more

Bronchial Carcinoma: Added Benefit of Crizotinib for First-Line Treatment Not Proven

Apr. 8, 2016 — In the only study of direct comparison, carboplatin in the control arm was not used in compliance with the Pharmaceutical Directive, reviewers ... read more

Inflammatory Factors Cause Damage to Back of Eye Following Keratoprosthesis Implantation

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified inflammatory factors that contribute to optic nerve damage following keratoprosthesis implantation in a mouse model, a new report ... read more

Study Shows Effectiveness of Earplugs in Preventing Temporary Hearing Loss After Loud Music

Apr. 7, 2016 — The effectiveness of earplugs in preventing temporary hearing loss immediately following music exposure has been assessed by a team that reports that yes, in fact, the use of earplugs can be of ... read more

Brain Responses Found to Originate from Previously Unknown Source

Apr. 6, 2016 — Scientists have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders. The researchers ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Researchers have developed a method that simplifies the diagnosis of ear infections (otitis media), something which annually affects half a billion children worldwide. The software-based method ... read more

Breastfeeding, Vaccinations Help Reduce Ear Infection Rates in Babies

Mar. 28, 2016 — In what would be considered good news for many parents, a new study finds the rates of ear infections during a baby's first year have declined; the investigators suggested that higher rates of ... read more

Read My Lips: New Technology Spells out What's Said When Audio Fails

Mar. 25, 2016 — New lip-reading technology could help in solving crimes and provide communication assistance for people with hearing and speech ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — A new approach to language learning is being tested: resetting your ears in a bid to recreate the ‘critical period’ of language learning. In this study researchers are testing neurosensory ... read more

Anticancer Drug Restores Hearing in Some Patients With Neurofibromatosis

Mar. 14, 2016 — In a small clinical study with an anticancer drug that halts blood vessel growth, a handful of people with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and hearing loss had restoration of ... read more

Can Nutritional Supplements Impact Genetic Hearing Loss in Children?

Mar. 11, 2016 — An enhanced diet helped reduce hearing loss in mice with the genetic mutation most commonly responsible for childhood deafness. The study found that an antioxidant regimen of beta carotene (precursor ... read more

New Research Links Mitochondrial Dysfunction to the Development of Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

Mar. 3, 2016 — A link between mitochondrial dysfunction in corneal endothelial cells and the development of Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy has been made by researchers. This study is the first study to ... read more

Hearing Screening for Newborn Infants: Developing Countries Lag Behind

Mar. 2, 2016 — In many countries, hearing screenings of newborn infants are inadequate or are not performed at all. However, researchers know that an early diagnose is crucial in order to treat the disorder ... read more

Engineering Music to Sound Better With Cochlear Implants

Feb. 25, 2016 — Scientists are trying to reengineer and simplify music to be more enjoyable for listeners with cochlear ... read more

Sensory Loss Affects 94 Percent of Older Adults

Feb. 18, 2016 — The first study to measure the full spectrum of age-related damage to all five senses found that 94 percent of older adults in the United States have at least one sensory deficit, 38 percent have ... read more

Potential Treatment for Friedreich's Ataxia Identified

Feb. 16, 2016 — Researchers have identified synthetic RNA and DNA that reverses the protein deficiency causing Friedreich’s ataxia, a neurological disease for which there is currently no ... read more

Study of Cognitive Development in Deaf Children Revisits Longstanding Debate

Feb. 13, 2016 — With the advent of universal newborn hearing screening and improved technologies such as cochlear implants, more and more deaf children are relying on spoken language and not learning sign language. ... read more

What Are My Hiccups Telling Me?

Feb. 11, 2016 — Most of us can remember the Grey's Anatomy episode where Meredith's step-mom checks into the hospital for a case of hiccups that won't go away. The diagnosis wasn't pretty and it ... read more

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