- Published on 07 July 2020
The discovery of a common inherited genetic variant putting thousands of adults potentially at risk of adult-onset hearing loss (HL) may open the way to prevention through gene therapy.
- Published on 21 June 2020
Amongst some good news on use of hearing aids in the UK, new survey results show that as many as 50% of hearing aid owners do not use their devices most of the time, while 20% never use them.
- Published on 16 June 2020
Children with hearing loss have a higher likelihood of having asthma than many other disability categories, according to a comprehensive population study of association between development delay and asthma in US population-level data.
- Published on 15 June 2020
Hurried UK research into potential long-term hearing health associations among COVID-19 cases has found only insignifant evidence. The Manchester University team investigating will carry out higher-quality studies in the near future.
- Published on 27 May 2020
For the Denmark-based guardians of person-centred care in audiology, COVID-19 lockdowns have been just as testing as for any organisation trying to fit the old world to the new. The head of the Ida Institute explains how adapting might even sharpen the skills of rapport.
- Published on 02 March 2020
A molecular route to a drug that provides hearing protection—"chemical earmuffs"—may have been discovered by a team of biologists at the University of Iowa (UIowa) and Washington University, St. Louis.
- Published on 01 March 2020
Not detecting pitch is one of the great limitations of current cochlear implants (CIs), but research at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is advancing towards a device that can send pitch data.
- Published on 05 February 2020
In the year celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven's birth, the great Bonn composer's hearing has been semi-restored, at the expense perhaps of some of his kudos as a martyred great.
- Published on 15 January 2020
A test relying on tracking pupil dilation as evidence of the subject hearing a sound has been put through its paces by a team of neuroscientists in Oregon, USA, who got the idea 20 years back when studying owls.