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Study: Hearing aids and correction of balance disorders

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© Ramon Cami - Fotolia

A recent study indicates that hearing aids may be a novel treatment option for imbalance in older adults with hearing loss, and suggests that this may offer significant benefit for avoiding falls.

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Nicotinamide riboside may successfully prevent noise-induced hearing loss

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© Alexfiodorov - Fotolia

Nicotinamide riboside (NR), a precursor to vitamin B3, may be able to help prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) based on results of a new study in mice.

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New study: long-term benefit of newborn hearing screening

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© Christian Schwier - Fotolia

Results of a new study carried out in the UK show that detecting hearing impairment (HI), and intervening at a critical early stage, can make a lifelong difference in literacy outcomes and development.

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Cochlear implants (CIs) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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© Adam Ciesielski - Sxc

A new study carried out at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, has examined adverse events in CI patients during MRI.

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Introducing Data Science: Hearing aids on the brink of a paradigm shift

In the near future, hearing aid users will get the opportunity to participate in hearing aid development. They will be facilitated to fine-tune some settings by themselves. Results by hundreds of thousands of users will be submitted to big data analysis engines, aimed at algorithm optimisation. A new and exciting chapter in the history of hearing aid development is about to start. Professor Bert de Vries compares this shift to the transition from analog to digital devices that set in nearly two decades ago.

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Vitamins to prevent drug-induced hearing loss

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© Iwona Derleta - Fotolia

Researchers at the University of Florida, USA, have found in animal models that a dietary supplement may help to protect against antibiotic drug-induced hearing loss.

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Study: language perception problems and middle ear disorders

 

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© Cathy Yeulet - 123rf

Children with a history of middle ear disease in childhood have been found to have a risk of long-term functional hearing deficit, according to the results of a new study.

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Pilot study in tinnitus: D-cycloserine and cognitive training

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© Freshidea - Fotolia

A pilot study has shown that combining computer-based cognitive training and d-cycloserine helps patients to cope better with tinnitus.

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Acoustic characteristics of infant-directed speech

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© Dip - Fotolia

A new study has found that the general speech patterns of mothers change when they talk to twin children when one has hearing impairment.

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Study: hearing loss in Norwegian train and rail workers

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© Storm - Fotolia

Researchers in Norway have found slightly higher hearing loss in older railway workers compared with reference groups not exposed to noise.

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