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September 24, 2016

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September 24, 2016

Rate of Hearing Loss Increases Significantly After Age 90

Sep. 19, 2016 — A new study examined if the rate of age-related hearing loss is constant in the older old (80 years and older). Scientists concluded that hearing loss rapidly accelerates over the age of 90. ... read more

System May Help Treat Rare Genetic Disorder, Reduce Severe Side Effects

Aug. 30, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a type of drug delivery system that may offer new hope for patients with a rare, ultimately fatal genetic disorder -- and make what might become a terrible choice a little ... read more

Survey: Vision Health a Priority

Aug. 4, 2016 — Most respondents across all ethnic and racial groups surveyed described loss of eyesight as the worst ailment that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of limb, ... read more

Fluorescent Trypanosomes Reveal Invasion of Skin and Beyond Following Tsetse Fly Bites

July 21, 2016 — Trypanosome parasites cause sleeping sickness in Africa. If left untreated, the infection causes coma and eventually death. A study takes a close look at what happens after an infected tsetse fly ... read more

Prevalence, Severity of Tinnitus in the US

July 21, 2016 — Approximately one in 10 adults in the US have tinnitus, and durations of occupational and leisure time noise exposures are correlated with rates of tinnitus and are likely targetable risk factors, ... read more

The Architecture of Audition: Study Shows Auditory Cortex of Hearing, Deaf People Are Nearly Identical

July 17, 2016 — The neural architecture in the auditory cortex -- the part of the brain that processes sound -- of profoundly deaf and hearing people is virtually identical, a new study has found. The study raises a ... read more

July 12, 2016 — For the first time ever, a group of researchers discovered a human immune receptor, which detects the invasion of pathogenic microorganisms. They thereby succeeded in identifying a so far unknown ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Parts of the inner ear that process sounds such as speech and music seem to work differently than other parts of the inner ear, researchers have ... read more

Fluorescent Protein from Japanese Eel Muscles Used to Detect Bilirubin in Newborns

July 5, 2016 — A fluorescent protein sourced from Japanese eel muscles can be used to accurately detect unconjugated bilirubin in newborns. This detection method is ideal for newborn patients who can only give ... read more

Testicular Cancer Survivors May Have Hearing Loss After Cisplatin Therapy, Study Shows

June 27, 2016 — Many testicular cancer survivors experience hearing loss after cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to researchers who studied, for the first time, the cumulative effects of cisplatin-based ... read more

New Study Helps Determine Which Older Adults Might Need Help Taking Medications

June 22, 2016 — Older men were 1.5 to 2 times as likely as women to need help with their medications, new research shows. The odds of needing help were 3 to 5 times greater among people with memory ... read more

Intervention Helps Newborns Get Screened for Hearing Loss, Study Finds

June 15, 2016 — Targeted intervention helps improve follow-up rates by more than 70 percent for newborns who fail initial hearing screenings at birth hospitals, scientists have ... read more

Hearing Problems Reduce Quality of Life of Older People

June 6, 2016 — Hearing loss has wide-ranging impacts not only on older people’s ability to communicate, but also on their ability to move about and participate in different hobbies and activities, shows new ... read more

Evidence of Hearing Damage in Teens Prompts Researchers' Warning

June 6, 2016 — New research into the ringing-ear condition known as tinnitus indicates an alarming level of early, permanent hearing damage in young people who are exposed to loud music, prompting a warning from a ... read more

Americans Need Easier Access, More Affordable Options for Hearing Health Care

June 2, 2016 — Hearing loss is a significant public health concern, and efforts should be made to provide adults with easier access to and more affordable options for hearing health care, especially for those in ... read more

Babies Fed Directly from Breast May Be at Less Risk for Ear Infections

May 24, 2016 — Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhea, ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Two new studies raise enough questions about a possible link between childhood cancer and light therapy for newborn jaundice that clinicians should exercise caution in prescribing it for infants ... read more

Cisplatin May Cause More Permanent Hearing Loss in People With Cockayne Syndrome

May 18, 2016 — The chemotherapy drug cisplatin can kill cancer, but it can also cause permanent hearing loss. The drug can kill the sensory cells of the inner ear, a phenomenon that is likely more severe in ... read more

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

New Brain Research May Help Treat Single-Sided Deafness

May 11, 2016 — A new discovery could help people suffering with single-sided deafness (SSD) find a treatment quicker -- and could potentially lead to a cure. SSD can be caused by a number of things -- from viral ... read more

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