Research

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

Study

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

Study

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

Development

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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Novel animal model to assess presbycusis developed in Spain

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A scientific team from the Instituto de Investigación en Discapacidades Neurológicas (IDINE) at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and Soniotica has designed an innovative animal model to assess presbycusis with Wistar rats, a species which does not present associated pathologies, and offers similar characteristics to those found in human beings.

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Helping the elderly to adjust to new hearing aids

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Researchers from the University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, USA recently carried out an interventional study to assist the elderly in adjusting to hearing aids.

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New study on HIV and hearing loss

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New study: HIV-positive adults are more likely to develop hearing loss, irrespective of disease severity or treatment.

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Study: Hearing aids and correction of balance disorders

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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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