- Published on 05 October 2021
BIHIMA spoke to Barbara Simon, Clinical Research Audiologist at Bernafon in Bern Switzerland, about their music programme and the results of a recent study they conducted with musicians.
Is portable screening for hearing loss good enough to become the norm, replacing sound-treated booths?
- Published on 29 September 2021
New research published by the American Journal of Audiology has found that a portable device used in non-sound booth environments was "comparable to clinical audiometry for the identification of hearing loss at most frequencies".
- Published on 27 September 2021
A new study by Canadian researchers shows that the chemotherapy drug cisplatin causes permanent hearing loss, the hearing of very young children being impacted early during treatment and affected to a greater extent than that of older children.
- Published on 24 September 2021
Fifteen years of careful study of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has led scientists at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute (LSI) to this nematode's fascinating hearing sense: it picks up tones through neurones in its skin.
- Published on 18 September 2021
The days when genetic analysis becomes routine in diagnosis of progressive hearing loss should come nearer faster thanks to a strategic team-up between Swiss hearing health giant Sonova and Montpellier-based clinical-stage biotech company, Sensorion.
- Published on 26 July 2021
An independent association exists between migraine with subjective hearing loss and tinnitus. This was the conclusion of a recent California-based study that retrospectively investigated nearly 13,000 subjects of the 1999 to 2004 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey database.
- Published on 21 July 2021
An online portal has been launched as a hub for accessible, well-organised and curated data to help researchers seeking to advance discoveries to reverse hearing loss. The resource - gEAR - is encouraging worldwide input to its current stash of over 800 datasets.
- Published on 21 July 2021
Findings published in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggest a common, low-cost high blood pressure medicine can have a preventive role in tackling acoustic neuroma-related hearing and balance problems.
- Published on 12 July 2021
Researchers behind a canine deafness study focusing on the cuddly Rottweiler breed are hopeful of opening new routes for investigating human hereditary hearing defects.
- Published on 22 June 2021
A resourceful retired Carolina serviceman who experienced hearing loss due to a collapsed ear canal has achieved Food and Drug Administration approval for his own personal use of a 3D-printed stent initially fashioned from a drinking straw. Further research and tests may see the stent become widely available as a medical device.