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Hybrid cochlear implants: new study reveals benefits

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A new study carried out at New York University has found that hybrid cochlear implants may be beneficial in many people with high-frequency hearing loss.

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Regeneration of cells in the inner ear

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Researchers from the Stanford University Medical Center, California (USA) recently used single-cell gene expression profiles to create a gene expression map for the organ of Corti, in a mouse model.

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New surgical technique for cochlear implantation

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MED-EL and the Switzerland-based medical technology company CAScination have initiated joint development of a novel minimally-invasive, robot-assisted method for implantation of cochlear implants.

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Comparing CROS hearing devices and BAHAs

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The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) recently highlighted a study on contralateral routing of signal (CROS) devices and bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs).

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How the brain balances left and right hearing

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Researchers from the University of New South Wales, Australia report new findings from animal studies on how the brain balances hearing between the two ears.

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Understanding parental speech to improve hearing aids

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Recent research on the characteristics of child-directed speech provides more evidence that mothers and fathers speak to their young children in a different way.

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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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