Research

Tinnitus originates in multiple areas of the brain

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Researchers specializing in neuroscience from two universities recently published results of a study aimed at characterizing core tinnitus brain processes.

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The influence of culture on hearing help-seeking and hearing-aid uptake

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In a recently published study, researchers from a number of countries looked into the question of understanding cultural differences in seeking help for hearing loss and in adopting hearing aids.

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Testing hearing technology in an anechoic chamber

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A research team directed by Prof. Ronald Miles, Watson School of Engineering, Binghamton University, NY, is using an anechoic chamber to study and control sound.

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Novel polymer matrix and micropump to treat inner ear diseases

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Two novel systems used to administer substances to the inner ear are being developed, including a polymer matrix containing the drug of interest and a miniscule pump to deliver treatment to damaged cilia.

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How widespread is age-related vestibular loss?

The inner ear balance system, also called the vestibular system, deteriorates with age just like the rest of the body. This may sound logical, but we are presently only starting to fathom the extent of the consequences of this process.

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Short-term hearing loss: a protective mechanism

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After excessive noise exposure, short-term hearing loss is the body’s way of protecting itself and coping with the loud noise, according to a study.

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Infant vocalization important for future development of speech

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Findings of a new study have provided support for the idea that auditory feedback is an important part of early speech development.

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Improved hearing could delay mild dementia

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Preliminary findings of a new study on dementia have found that correction of hearing loss with hearing aids may delay the onset of mild dementia.

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Energy harvesting from body motion

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Researchers at Sogang University (Korea) are developing a body motion energy harvester that can be applied to high-flexion joints and that is suitable for integration into fabrics.

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Increased risk of injury in tinnitus patients

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Results of a new study provide further evidence that tinnitus combined with high-frequency hearing loss may represent an important safety hazard to workers, especially in noisy environments.

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