How much spin is there in medical research journal abstracts?
How much spin is there in medical research journal abstracts?

 

journals

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As many as 56% of abstracts in psychology and psychiatry journals contain spin to boost their results, according to a recent study by Oklahoma researchers.

The sex is in the spirals - the cochlea tells the difference in forensics breakthrough
The sex is in the spirals - the cochlea tells the difference in forensics breakthrough

 

forensics

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an cochlea is sex-typed from an early post-natal age - this is the startling and welcome finding of a study that has delivered the first reliable method for sex determination, even in child skeletons and cases with missing or degraded DNA molecules.

Skirmish over OTC self-fit devices as industry disputes FDA clearance for BOSE hearing aid
Skirmish over OTC self-fit devices as industry disputes FDA clearance for BOSE hearing aid

 

self-fitting

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The standards applied in testing for US authorisation for self-fitting hearing aids may "jeopardise the hearing health of consumers", says the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) in a letter to the issuing body, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Bipartisan MAASA bill introduced to better Medicare's audiology cover
Bipartisan MAASA bill introduced to better Medicare's audiology cover

 

medicare

Senator Warren, left, and past-president of ADA, Alicia Spoor
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Widespread backing in US audiology supports the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019, already before the US House of Representatives and soon to be put to the Senate.

Aldosterone hormone fix for age-related hearing loss nears marketplace
Aldosterone hormone fix for age-related hearing loss nears marketplace

 

drugs

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If the mice are right, there is a drug fix for age-related hearing loss just around the next bureaucratic corner: the hormone aldosterone, combined with anti-inflammatory medicine, can rejuvenate hearing, says the team behind the development.

Games app Hearoes gives new CI users keys to recognising sounds
Games app Hearoes gives new CI users keys to recognising sounds

 

hearing apps

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Audiologists from Australia's Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) have helped update a recently developed app—HEAROES—designed to help new cochlear implant (CI) users adjust to their new sound environment.

Tips for travellers with hearing loss
Tips for travellers with hearing loss

 

travel

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A careful list of things to do and remember are essential for a truly bon voyage, especially if you suffer from severe hearing loss. And even better if someone with experience has made that list for you.

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Phonak Marvel 2.0 with RogerDirect™ available in all Marvel hearing aids

 
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Phonak, the world’s leading hearing aid provider, has launched Marvel 2.0, "the next generation of Marvel technology developed to give hearing aid wearers even more hearing performance, more connectivity and more choice".

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Oticon Medical has announced that it has obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the new Ponto 4 [ ... ]

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