Research

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

Study

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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

Noise danger
ARR

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

Study

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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

Study

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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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Study in Singapore links hearing loss to dementia

Seniors

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A study carried out locally in Singapore has found that elderly people who lose their hearing are 2.3 times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia.

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European School on Interdisciplinary Tinnitus: a framework for the future

Tinnitus research

European School on Interdisciplinary
Tinnitus
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12 universities across 10 European countries; 34 academic, clinical and industrial partners; 17 supervisors and 15 PhD students with the help of €3.8 million EU funding are looking to change the tinnitus landscape over the next four years.

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New Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health opened on World Hearing Day

Institution

Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health

A $10 million pledge from Cochlear Limited to the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been used to establish the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health.

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Central age-related hearing loss: association with memory loss

Study

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Data from a preliminary study have shown that central age-related hearing loss may be associated with memory loss and mild cognitive impairment.

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MRI noise may cause temporary hearing impairment

Study

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Noise from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines may cause temporary hearing threshold impairment even if patients who wear ear protection during the examination.

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