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Understanding inner ear development to restore hearing

Genetics

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The Researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University, in New York, carried out a study in mice and showed that two genes are down-regulated after normal development of the vestibular organ, the utricle.

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The link between medications and hearing loss

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US News Health takes a closer look at ototoxic medications and lists some of the commonly used active ingredients that are now known to potentially damage hearing.

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Study: genetic cause and mechanism of noise-induced hearing loss

Genetics

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Researchers in France find that absence of the pejvakin protein, encoded by the PJVK gene, is related to noise-induced hearing loss in both mice and humans.

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Children with hearing loss benefit from early intervention

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The Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss (OCHL) study has found that fitting children with suitable hearing aids is associated with better levels of language development, MedicalXpress reports.

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Study: Youngsters and the world of sound

Survey

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"Youngsters and the world of sound" is a study carried out jointly by the French market research specialists Ipsos and the French Week of Sound association, the results of which were presented at the end of October.

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"No increased cognitive deficit for elderly people who use hearing aids"

"Use of hearing aids attenuates cognitive decline in elderly people with hearing loss". This is the conclusion reached by a team of researchers at Unit 897 Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) in Bordeaux. The findings were published in late October in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Musical training to change the way we hear

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Researchers from Boston University are studying the well-known ‘Cocktail Party Problem’ that makes it difficult for some people to hear properly in complex auditory environments.

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Possible association between mortality rates and hearing impairment

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A new study appears to indicate that hearing impairment (HI) in older adults may be associated with a shorter lifespan.

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Auditory impairment in young people with type 1 diabetes

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Researchers in China recently published the results of a comparative study evaluating auditory function in 50 type 1 diabetics and 50 healthy subjects.

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Pharmaceutical treatments for hearing loss

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Hearing aids and cochlear implants may start to see stronger competition from pharmaceutical approaches to improving hearing impairment.

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