Research

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

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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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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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