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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 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

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

Today's Teenagers Could Become Prematurely Hearing-Impaired, Study Warns

July 13, 2016 — According a recent study, teenagers are increasingly experiencing tinnitus, often a symptom of hearing loss, as a result of using ear buds to listen to music for long periods every day, as well as ... 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

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

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

Why Vocal Fry?

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are studying the lowest vocal register used by chorus singers to better understand the emotional properties of music. This lowest register is called vocal fry, and it sounds a little bit ... read more

May 16, 2016 — A far wider swath of brain areas is activated when children hear their mothers than when they hear other voices, and this brain response predicts a child's social communication ability, a new ... read more

These Audio Cues Are for the Birds

May 11, 2016 — While analyzing and untangling multiple environmental sounds is an important social tool for humans, for animals that analysis is a critical survival skill. Yet humans and animals use similar cues to ... 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

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 Aid Use Is Associated With Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-Impaired Elderly

Apr. 25, 2016 — Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing, new research ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Hearing socially meaningful sounds can change the ear and enable it to better detect those sounds, according to researchers who studied the phenomenon in green ... read more

Critical to Screen Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis for Hearing Impairment

Apr. 22, 2016 — The objective of a new review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, researchers discuss possible pathologies and associated factors ... read more

Study Discovers Link Between Cancer and Autism

Apr. 13, 2016 — Although patients who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder have a higher burden of mutations in cancer-promoting oncogenes, they actually have lower rates of cancer, new research ... 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

Brain Appears to Have Different Mechanisms for Reconciling Sight and Sound

Mar. 31, 2016 — A new psychology study provides insights into how the brain combines sound and vision. The research suggests that there is not one sole mechanism in the brain that governs how much our senses work ... read more

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