Research

In vivo manipulation of inner ear gene expression in mice

Genetic research
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Genetics

An international team of researchers from several institutes and universities, led by a group at the Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine, Foundation for Advanced Biomedical Research in Padua, Italy, recently published findings of their study to control gene expression in mice in vivo using viral vectors.

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Early intervention associated with better language skills

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Childhood

Reuters Health recently reported on an article published in Pediatrics showing that children with permanent hearing loss (HL) may develop better language skills if they are fitted with hearing aids or cochlear implants at an early age.

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"We want to understand how people cope with tinnitus”

Tinnitus

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Principal investigator at the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the university of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, US), Dr. Fatima T. Husain has been conducting studies on hearing disorders like tinnitus

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New center established in New Zealand to study hearing loss, balance disorders and their associated consequences

COGNITION

Professor Peter Thorne from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is leading a team of New Zealand scientists and clinicians working on hearing loss and balance disorders at the newly established Eisdell Moore Centre at the university.

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New study on the association between untreated hearing loss and cognitive function

Research

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In a recent study with results published in mid-July in the journal Clinical Otolaryngology , researchers working in Australia have provided new evidence suggesting that there is a significant relationship between age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and both cognition and psychological status.

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Improving vocabulary scores thanks to early detection

Early Assessment

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MedPage Today recently highlighted the results of a cross-sectional study showing that children with bilateral hearing loss had improved vocabulary skills if they met all of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) guidelines.

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Aging and difficulty filtering out background noise

Noise

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A new study published in the journal Nature Communications has shown that aging affects neural modulation in the listening brain, explaining decreased speech comprehension.

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New study links untreated hearing loss to dementia

Research

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Addressing hearing loss can play a major role in preventing dementia, a new international study published in The Lancet has found.

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Understanding the potential of human echolocation

Study

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The results of research on human echolocation were recently presented at the third joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the European Acoustics Association, Acoustics ‘17, held in Boston, MA, USA in late June.

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Assessing outcomes in mild-to-moderate congenital hearing loss

Study

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A team of researchers from various institutions including the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of Auckland, New Zealand have carried out a comparative study to assess the benefits of early treatment for mild hearing loss.

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