Research

Audiology delivers most cost-effective tinnitus therapies

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Study

A study funded by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) into the healthcare cost of tinnitus management in the UK has calculated that the average cost of tinnitus treatment per patient per year is £717, equating to an NHS healthcare bill of £750 million per year.

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Universal newborn hearing screening not enough to improve language skills

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NHS

Universal newborn hearing screening (NHS) is not sufficient to improve language skills in children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, according to a new study carried out by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio (USA).

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New data on potential hearing loss from common recreational noise

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Noise

A prospective study carried out by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA has found no evidence of auditory nerve injury or permanent hearing difficulties in young adults after they attended a loud event.

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Sensorion’s Oral SENS-401 prevented cisplatin-induced hearing loss

Preclinical data

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In regulatory news reported by Business Insider, Sensorion, a biotech company developing novel treatments for inner ear diseases, recently published findings showing that orally administered SENS-401 significantly prevented cisplatin-induced hearing loss in preclinical models.

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Sudden sensorineural hearing loss in children and adolescents

SSNHL

SSNHL
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Researchers from the Seoul National University Hospital and Medical Center recently published an article with novel findings on sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in the pediatric population.

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Standardized questionnaire for tinnitus developed in Japanese

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Tinnitus

Researchers from the Keio University School of Medicine, Shinjuku, and from Machida Municipal Hospital, Machida, Tokyo, Japan have developed a Japanese version of the standardized tinnitus questionnaire for evaluating the clinical characteristics of patients.

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Visual speech can benefit cochlear implant users

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CI

Researchers working with the University of Nottingham in the UK have found that lip-reading may have a beneficial effect on the brain and on a person’s ability to hear with a cochlear implant, reports MedicalXpress.

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In vivo manipulation of inner ear gene expression in mice

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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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