Research

Newly discovered Usher syndrome mutations may help confirm diagnoses of rare condition

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A Moscow-based study has discovered several new mutations behind the rare Usher syndrome variety of deafblindness. Researchers say the finding can be useful in confirming diagnosis of the condition.

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Study highlights hearing aid limitations for orchestra musicians with hearing loss

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What do musicians with hearing loss most fear? A new study suggests their hearing aids have limitations when it comes to following the finer details of music and instructions from conductors.

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Call for Medicare to cover hearing as study reveals income factor in elderly access to audiology services

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A new Johns Hopkins University study has revealed that older adults do not access professional help with hearing aids, while poorer users are more likely than the affluent to struggle with their devices.

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Can common newborn hearing tests be used to screen for autism?

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US researchers have flagged up the links between hearing dysfunction and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), claiming that early audiological screening could also screen for autism.

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Study confirms "unacceptable frequency" of adverse events from MRI scans on patients with hearing implants

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Safety levels for hearing implant users undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are unacceptable and must be improved, concludes a recently published US study led by Matthew Shew, of the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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US Navy lab 3,000km from the ocean clones risky warship hearing health conditions

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Disability payouts are received by a million military veterans for hearing damage, and the US Navy is now carefully studying the full effects of this professional hazard and seeking greater protection.

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Study reveals online CBT is as effective as face-to-face therapy in tackling tinnitus distress

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The outcomes of a recent UK study suggest that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered online could be as effective in reducing tinnitus effects as face-to-face treatment with a specialist - and faster.

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New approach for auditory profiling and characterization of individual hearing loss

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Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and Rigshospitalet Department of ORL, Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology recently published an article on a data-driven approach to hearing loss profiling.

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Adding secondary results to newborn genetic sequencing

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GenomeWeb recently reported on an Australian Newborn whole-exome sequencing (WES) project that combines hearing loss diagnosis with optional secondary results.

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Full review article on tinnitus published recently

Tinnitus

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Researchers from the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California San Francisco recently published an interesting review article on tinnitus.

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