Research

New approach for auditory profiling and characterization of individual hearing loss

Hearing profile

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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

Genomics

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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Pharma prospects in hearing loss and inner ear disorders

Pharmacy

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Pharmafile, a leading portal for pharmaceutical industry news, events, and service company listings, recently ran an article on hearing loss as the next frontier for pharmaceutical success.

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The genetics of noise-induced deafness

Genetics

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco recently found that the lack of a specific gene may be related to loss of inner and outer hair cells, and that an experimental drug can prevent this inner ear damage, thus protecting hearing.

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Cell regeneration therapy to treat hearing loss

Hearing cells

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Science news source EurekAlert recently reported on research involving the epidermal growth factor (EGF) that may be an approach to regenerate hearing cells.

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Ground-breaking research could have long-lasting impact on the audiology world

Research

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A high-level research project featuring eminent names from the hearing research world has been published in Nature Communications that could have a long-lasting effect on the future of hearing.

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Noise exposure for construction workers

Noise

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BigRentz, supplier of heavy equipment rentals, recently posted a piece on noise exposure for construction workers with a visual showing levels of exposure by type of noise source.

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Virtual reality experience to immerse the user in silence

VR

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Australia’s Shepherd Centre, a charity providing a family-centered early intervention program to teach children born deaf or with hearing loss how to develop spoken language, has developed the experience to help people appreciate this condition.

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Risk of readmission to hospital higher for elderly with hearing loss

Seniors

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Researchers have found that patients with difficulty communicating with medical personnel had a 32% increased likelihood of being readmitted to hospital within 30 days.

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