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Speech-in-noise for multilingual hearing and diagnosis

Researchers at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg have compared new complementary multilingual speech-in-noise tests in Russian, Turkish, and Spanish for hearing self-screening purposes and follow-up hearing diagnostics to the speech tests of the European project, HearCom (Hearing in the Communication Society).

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Epilespy drug may prevent tinnitus after loud noise exposure

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An epilepsy drug used in an animal model is showing promising results in preventing tinnitus from developing after exposure to loud noise. The findings reveal, for the first time, the reason tinnitus occurs.

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How genetic mutation can cause hearing loss

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Researchers from Monash University and the University of Melbourne have discovered how a genetic mutation causes people to lose their hearing in their early twenties.

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Prenatal smoking and hearing loss

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Although smoking and secondhand smoke exposure are associated with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in children and adults, the possible association between prenatal smoke exposure and hearing loss has not been investigated despite the fact that more than 12% of US children experience such prenatal exposure each year.

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Researchers transform stem cells into inner ear structure

© DR. Stem cell-derived sensory hair cells are in red with hair bundles in green. Cellular nuclei are shown in blue.

Scientists at Indiana University have transformed mouse embryonic stem cells into key structures of the inner ear.

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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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