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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

Mar. 14, 2016 — For humans to understand speech and for other animals to know each other's calls, the brain must distinguish short sounds from longer sounds. By studying frogs, researchers figured out how ... read more

People With Anxiety Show Fundamental Differences in Perception

Mar. 3, 2016 — People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a new study. They aren't simply making the choice to 'play it ... 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

Feb. 18, 2016 — Humans use the time delay at the ears to deduce the origin of a sound signal. In frogs, lizards and birds the distance between the ears is too small. However, they have a cavity connecting the ... 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

Feb. 8, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a direct link between the Wbp2 gene and progressive hearing loss. The scientists report that the loss of Wbp2 expression leads to progressive ... read more

New Non-Invasive Form of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Works to Treat Depression

Feb. 4, 2016 — Depression can be a devastating and unremitting problem. Researchers now report successful reduction of depressive symptoms in patients using a novel non-invasive method of vagus nerve stimulation, ... read more

Proton Beam Therapy Offers Potential to Treat Childhood Brain Cancer With Fewer Severe Side Effects Than Conventional Radiotherapy

Jan. 30, 2016 — Proton beam therapy -- a more precise form of radiotherapy -- to treat the childhood brain cancer medulloblastoma appears to be as safe as conventional radiotherapy with similar survival rates, ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Hearing loss, if left untreated, can lead to serious emotional and social consequences, reduced job performance and diminished quality of life. Untreated hearing loss also can interfere with ... read more

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