Research

Link between ISSNHL and affective disorders

Sudden hearing loss

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Researchers from Hallym University College of Medicine in Chuncheon, Republic of Korea have found that patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) are at increased risk of developing affective disorders including depression or anxiety.

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Ida Institute 2018 research grants announced

Research

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The Ida Institute has announced the projects that have been awarded grants through the Ida Institute Research Committee.

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Study links healthy diet to reduced risk of hearing loss in women

Research

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A recent article, published in the Journal of Nutrition has reported that differences in hearing outcomes may be associated with different types of diets.

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Stress, the senses, and mental health

Research

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New research by a team of scientists from the Department of Genetic Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, northern Germany, points to a dual-activation hypothesis in epigenetic mechanisms.

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Ear infections are associated with hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis, brain abscess, and other neurological disorders

Comorbidity

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A recent article published in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports presents the results of a study examining the symptoms, diagnosis, and management of the neurological complications of acute and chronic otitis media.

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Study on the impact of hearing aid use and auditory training on cognition

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Researchers working at the Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Victoria, Australia recently published an update on their study aimed at investigating the effect of hearing aid use and auditory training on cognition, depression, and social interaction in adults with hearing loss.

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Higher hearing loss rates than expected in some subsectors

NIOSH

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A recent study has shown that workers in certain subsectors of the healthcare and social assistance industry experience hearing loss at a rate that is higher than expected, reports Canadian Occupational Safety.

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A new potential drug to prevent cisplatin- or noise-induced hearing loss

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A study has found that noise- or drug-induced hearing loss may be prevented before it occurs using a drug to inhibit an enzyme called cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2).

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Smoking and increased risk of hearing loss

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Results from a longitudinal study carried out in Japan have shown that smoking significantly increases the risk of hearing loss in a dose-dependent manner.

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Hearing loss in Neanderthal man

Paleontology

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India-based online news portal TeCake recently reported on early humans, their characteristic behaviors, abilities, and social functioning. Interestingly, some examined specimens have been found to have features that probably caused hearing loss.

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