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Processing of emotions found to be different in people with tinnitus

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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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Study of language disability in bilingual Spanish-Catalan speakers

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A team of specialists has carried out a study of how the processing of early pre-school abilities predicts the consequences for reading in bilingual Spanish-Catalan speaking chidren with language disorders (Specific Language Impairment - SLI).

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Chickens and restoring deafness: new studies

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New studies have provided further understanding of what controls hair cell development and patterning – another step towards reversing hearing loss in humans.

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TINNET as the next step in tinnitus research: Towards evidence-based medicine

The Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) has come a long way to bring tinnitus research from several scientific fields together. The European funded TINNET, 'Better Understanding the Heterogeneity of Tinnitus to Improve and Develop New Treatments', can be regarded as the next step.

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Gene therapy trial for deafness

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The University of Kansas Medical Center has teamed up with Swiss pharma company Novartis to test the ability of the Atoh1 gene to regenerate hair cells. The trial is to start in May.

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Research survey: economic impact of hearing loss

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PRNewswire reports the findings of a new research survey carried out by EPIC Hearing Healthcare which found that up to 30% of employees in the United States suspect they have some degree of hearing loss, but have not sought treatment for their condition.

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Impact of immigration on changing prevalence rates of hearing loss

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With increasing numbers of children entering the United States as immigrants, it is likely that prevalence estimates of childhood hearing loss are underestimated. This is the hypothesis put forward by researchers at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA.

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