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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

A Mother's Voice May Help Stabilize Preterm Infants

Apr. 5, 2017 — A recent review of published research indicates that hearing their mother's voice can benefit the health of preterm ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — A method for predicting speech intelligibility in noisy surroundings has been created by scienitsts. The results of their experiments are more precise than those gained through the standard methods ... read more

New Program Improves Hearing Aid Use for Older Adults

Mar. 20, 2017 — More than half of older adults have some form of hearing loss, impacting everyday life and significantly affecting their health and safety if left untreated. Hearing aids are the most common ... read more

58 Million Americans Are Exposed to Loud, Frequent Noises, Including Firearms, at Work and Home

Mar. 16, 2017 — Substantial noise exposures, with potentially serious long-term hearing health consequences, frequently occur in occupational and recreational settings, a new report ... read more

Using MP3-Like Code, Engineers Spot Hospital Alarm 'Masking'

Mar. 16, 2017 — The failure of hospital caregivers to respond to medical alerts is often attributed to “alarm fatigue.” Another possible explanation: alarms sounding simultaneously can blend together, making one ... read more

The Way the Brain Processes Speech Could Serve as a Predictor of Early Dementia

Mar. 15, 2017 — Early dementia is typically associated with memory and thinking problems, but older adults should also be vigilant about hearing and communication problems, suggest new recent ... read more

Patients With Depression Symptoms Due to Chronic Sinus Disease Are Less Productive

Mar. 10, 2017 — Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are more likely to miss days of work or school than those without depression symptoms, according to the results of a new ... read more

Bilateral Tinnitus Is Hereditary

Mar. 9, 2017 — Researchers have been able to demonstrate the hereditary nature of certain forms of tinnitus. Bilateral tinnitus -- that is, tinnitus in both ears -- has been shown to depend on genetic factors, ... read more

Hearing Aid Outcomes in Older Adults

Mar. 2, 2017 — The first-ever placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized clinical trial of hearing aid outcomes shows that older adults benefit from hearing aid ... read more

Nonsurgical Treatment Can Correct Congenital Ear Malformations in Infants

Feb. 28, 2017 — For infants with congenital malformations of the ear, a treatment system called EarWell can gently reshape the ear, avoiding the pain and cost of later surgery, reports a ... read more

Novel Syndrome Highlights the Importance of Rare Disease Research

Feb. 27, 2017 — Tuesday Feb. 28, 2017 is Rare Disease Day, and this year's slogan is 'With research, possibilities are limitless'. Disease Models & Mechanisms is marking the day by spotlighting a ... read more

Antibiotics Used to Treat Cystic Fibrosis Increases Risk of Permanent Hearing Loss

Feb. 25, 2017 — A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A combination of drugs has been discovered that induces supporting cells in the ear to differentiate into hair cells, offering a potential new way to treat hearing ... read more

Workshop Identifies Complex Health Problems Among Zika-Affected Infants

Feb. 20, 2017 — Children exposed to Zika virus in the womb may face complex health and developmental problems as they grow older, according to discussions at a National Institutes of Health ... read more

Feb. 18, 2017 — Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its ... read more

Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

Feb. 17, 2017 — A multidisciplinary team has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development, outlines a new ... read more

Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics When Expectations Are High, Study Says

Feb. 16, 2017 — Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if ... read more

Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children With Fragile X Syndrome

Feb. 14, 2017 — A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the ... read more

Nicotine Exposure During and After Pregnancy Can Cause Hearing Problems in Children

Feb. 13, 2017 — Nicotine exposure, before and after birth, can cause a child to have hearing problems due to abnormal development in the auditory ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — A surgical approach to perform thryroidectomies without scarring the neck appears to be just as successful using standard surgery. Originally, using robotics and endoscopic technology, surgeons made ... read more

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