Research

Tinnitus in Polish children

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Researchers in Poland are recommending that children in primary schools should have tinnitus screening during their hearing screening tests.

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Collagen Type II Is Produced in Healing Pars Tensa of Perforated Tympanic Membranes

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Type II collagen is synthesized in the tympanic membrane during healing of a perforation. Swedish researchers have studied the time course and appearance of Type II collagen regrowth in the newly healed tympanic membrane.

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Bacterial meningitis linked to hearing loss

Researchers at the University of Nairobi have found that hearing loss is prevalent among children who are being treated for bacterial meningitis.

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Cognition Impairment and Tinnitus

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Researchers at Mannheim University in Germany have tested a questionnaire which will allow patients with tinnitus to self-evaluate cognition impairment.

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New technology can cause hearing loss

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Researchers in Turkey have found that users of mobile phones and computers are more often to complain about headaches, joint and bone pain, hearing loss, vertigo and anxiety.

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Congenital hearing loss in South African children

It is well known that congenital hearing loss affects between three and six children in every thousand world wide and that the benefits of early identification of hearing loss and early intervention have been well established.

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Handedness and the cellphone

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There is a strong correlation between brain dominance and the ear used to listen to a cellphone, according to new research from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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Multi-modal treatment for tinnitus

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An innovative multi-modal treatment program for tinnitus will be trialled by researchers from the Centre for Brain Research at The University of Auckland. The treatment program will use neuromodulators to “prime” people’s brains to be more responsive to training that may reduce their

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Dirk de Ridder: Tinnitus as prediction error

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Neurosurgeon Prof. Dr. Dirk de Ridder (Brain Clinic in the Antwerp University Hospital) operates in a field that witnesses an enormous gain of insight, an insight to which he himself wholeheartedly contributes. Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and Merleau-Ponty all play a role in his vision on brain science and tinnitus. Science seems to get nearer to an explanation for tinnitus. This offers new treatment opportunities. De Ridder is about to emigrate to New Zealand; therefore Audiology Infos took the opportunity to interview him with both hands, twenty thousand kilometres closer to home.

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Cortical sensitivity to binaural amplitude-modulated sounds

Each year at the British Academy of Audiology conference, nearly 100 posters are presented about the latest research projects that have been undertaken. Prizes are awarded by a panel of judges and this year there were joint winners. The following report is from one of the winning projects that looked at cortical sensitivity.

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