- Published on 27 October 2019
When the patient has been dead for around 430,000 years, it's a tricky diagnosis even for the best of hearing specialists, but an international research effort has cleared up a major lingering doubt on such cases.
- Published on 15 October 2019
A New York anthropological science study has suggested that something as commonplace to the modern manchild as middle ear infections were linked to the extinction of the archaic human species, Neanderthals.
- Published on 13 October 2019
The profound deafness-causing mutation of the otoferlin protein also alters the growth and wiring of neurons crucial to the nervous system, claims newly published research that advances treatment prospects and better education for the deaf.
- Published on 12 October 2019
Being a non-white baby or having public rather than private insurance may delay access for children to the intended benefits of universal newborn hearing screening (NHS), a new study suggests.
- Published on 11 October 2019
The quality of speech and the patterns of language developed by children learning English is affected by the depth and proficiency of the vocabulary and grammar they hear in acquiring it, a new US study shows.
- Published on 06 October 2019
Will deep learning algorithms eventually provide more reliable analyses of diagnostic tests than medical professionals? When it comes to medical imaging, a new meta-analysis cautiously concludes that the accuracy of AI diagnosis is now equivalent to that of trained doctors.
- Published on 01 October 2019
An ethnically-based study by New Zealand researchers has related hearing impairment with moderate delinquency, underlining the serious social and economic impact of hearing disability on individuals and families.
- Published on 21 September 2019
A drug shown in trials to relieve tinnitus and sensorineural hearing loss symptoms in Meniere's disease (MD) sufferers is being fast-tracked the the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) stringent new drug application process.
- Published on 20 September 2019
Researchers from Xiangya Hospital in China's Hunan Province have discovered a gene associated with hearing loss, a breakthrough that should help in diagnosis and treatment strategies.
- Published on 11 September 2019
In a move that Apple claims will allow customers to contribute to medical discoveries, the phone and computer giant is to conduct three large-scale health studies, one of them into the impact of everyday sound exposure on hearing.