Research

Injectable gel being tested as new treatment for tinnitus

TREATMENT

A gel containing a new drug that appears to halt damage to nerve cells in the ears is being tested as a potential treatment for early tinnitus.

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High-resolution images for new hearing loss therapies

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New technology is providing some of the most detailed images of the inner ear that have yet been obtained, potentially opening new avenues for the treatment of hearing loss.

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Alternative to hearing aids batteries? Energy harvesting from the jaw

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Changing batteries is a costly part of hearing aids use that requires good dexterity. It also creates environmental waste. Researchers may have found a new source of powering hearing aids – jaw movement.

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NeuroSPECT technique: Experts show that each one of us "hears differently"

A study of sound stimulation influence on brain function means Chilean researchers are pioneers in Latin America. Similar research work has only been carried out in developed countries such as Japan, South Korea, Canada, and England.

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Otoacoustic emissions: New discoveries lead to sophisticated applications

In this brief report, Sumitrajit Dhar, PhD, Professor at the Knowles Hearing Center of the Northwestern University at Evanston (USA), argues that a new understanding of the physiology of OAEs will open the doors to sophisticated clinical applications of OAEs – moving OAEs beyond the realm of screening into sophisticated differential diagnosis.

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Understanding music: humans identify changes in low-pitch tones more easily

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Canadian researchers recently carried out auditory-scene analysis testing among a group of volunteers and found that low-pitched tones are more easily identified.

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How bodily processes are involved in loss of hearing

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The Texas-based Hearing Professional Center recently published a blog article focusing on how some of the body’s processes affect hearing.

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Even passive smoking may increase the risk of hearing loss

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Previous studies have suggested that smoking may be associated with hearing loss. New research confirms this risk and points to the dangers even of passive smoke exposure.

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Processing of emotions found to be different in people with tinnitus

RESEARCH

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Recent research published in the journal Brain Research has shown that people with tinnitus process emotions differently in the brain compared to those with normal hearing.

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Cognitive deficits in children with cochlear implants: new data

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A prospective study in children with cochlear implants has shown that the relative risk of clinically significant deficits in executive functioning is 2 to 5 times that of children with normal hearing.

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