Research

Pediatric hearing aid use: parent-reported issues

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© Auremar - Fotolia

A recent cross-sectional survey was carried out to investigate parent-reported challenges related to hearing aid management and parental psychosocial characteristics

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Gender categorization in cochlear implant users

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© Advanced Bionics

A recent study by researchers in the Netherlands and the USA has found that cochlear implant (CI) users may have an impaired ability to categorize speakers by gender.

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Progressive audiologic tinnitus program for veterans

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© Antonio Jimenez Alonso - Sxc.hu

American researchers from various hospitals and rehabilitation research centers have developed a clinical tinnitus model to facilitate access to medical services for affected patients.

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Tinnitus-afflicted individuals process emotions differently

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© Julia Freeman-Woolpert - Sxc

Researchers from Urbana-Champaign University, Illinois, have shown that people with tinnitus process emotions differently from those with normal hearing.

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New wireless technology places the hearing impaired above the normal-hearing

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© International Society of Audiology

In an article published in the American Journal of Audiology, Professor Linda Thibodeau (University of Texas) describes her findings on new wireless technology which places people with hearing loss in better conditions for hearing and understanding than normal-hearing persons.

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Leisure-noise exposure and hearing loss: a review

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© E. Reis

Researchers from three Australian institutes and universities have carried out a review concerning the possible impact of leisure-noise exposure.

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Eating fish and fatty acids helps to prevent hearing loss

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© Luca Baroncini - Sxc

According to a study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who eat fish regularly have a lower risk of developing hearing loss than those who rarely or never eat fish.

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Hypoacusis leads to depression

Awareness

© KCI1 - Fotolia

The progressive loss of hearing in adults over 60 causes other problems such as depression, anxiety, and social alienation.

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Aging and higher level processing - a thematic session

Conference attendees at HEAL 2014 (Cernobbio, Italy, summer 2014) wasted no time in tackling the more technical topics with the organization on the first day of an interesting session on higher level processing in aging. Participants included clinical experts and researchers, as well as academics from several different countries.

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S-Tones more effective than broadband noise in tinnitus

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© Jason Rogers

The results of a randomized, multicenter clinical study have shown that S-Tones as a masker are effective at low volumes and are more effective than broadband noise in the reduction of tinnitus.

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