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Tinnitus study advances link between loud sounds, hearing loss

A research team investigating tinnitus, from the University of Leicester, has revealed new insights into the link between the exposure to loud sounds and...

iPad therapy helps children with cochlear implants

One moment, Lucile Ross, sitting in a highchair, is happily chomping on a fistful of Cheerios. The next, she's grabbing her ear, looking up...

New strategy lets cochlear implant users hear music

For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants -- technology that allows...

Your spouse’s voice is easier to hear — and easier to...

With so many other competing voices, having a conversation on a bustling subway or at a crowded cocktail party takes a great deal of...

Ocean acidification as a hearing aid for fish?

Ocean acidification, which occurs as CO2 is absorbed by the world's oceans, is known to negatively impact a wide variety of marine animals ranging...

Ancient cricket hints at origin of insect hearing

How did insects get their hearing? A new study of 50 million year-old cricket and katydid fossils — sporting some of the best preserved...

Hearing loss rate in older adults climbs to more than 60...

Nearly two-thirds of Americans age 70 and older have hearing loss, but those who are of black race seem to have a protective effect against this loss, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers. These f...

2 drugs protect hearing better than 1

Whether on a battlefield, in a factory or at a rock concert, noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common hazards people face. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a low-dose, two-drug cockta...

Hearing impairment common, perhaps preventable, chronic disease among middle-aged adults

Several factors may be associated with hearing impairment in middle-aged adults, including cardiovascular disease risks, being male and having a noisy job, according to a report published online first in the Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck...

Bone-anchored hearing aids appear beneficial for hearing-impaired children

Bone-anchored hearing aids appear helpful in improving hearing and quality of life in children with hearing loss in one or both ears, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/...

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