Research

BERA facilities to be introduced in Indian government hospitals

NHS

newborn hearing screeing in Kerala state
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The Kerala state government is to set up facilities for neonatal hearing screening in 66 hospitals across the state, according to the Health Minister, K.R. Shylaja.

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Adding higher frequencies to standard protocol to improve detection of hearing loss in adolescents

Research

hearing test protocols for adolescent hearing tests
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According to a research team of pediatricians and audiologists, adding higher frequencies to the standard hearing test protocol of the American Academy of Pediatrics helps detect adolescent hearing loss.

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Research grants available for investigations into tinnitus

Funding

British Tinnitus Association funding
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Researchers from across the UK can now apply for money from the British Tinnitus Association (BTA).

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Newborn screening for congenital cytomegalovirus

Screening

cytomegalovirus and hearing loss
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A modelling study has found that universal newborn screening for congenital cytomegalovirus may help to reduce the severity of hearing loss in affected children by identifying the condition early.

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Research team from Lamar University, Texas looking into digital self-help for hearing impaired

Project

Virtual Reality: Management of Adults with Hearing Loss
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A team of researchers from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (USA) is working on developing digital materials as an aid for people with hearing loss.

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Novel gene function discovered in age-related disease

Research

Consequences of age related hearing loss
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A group of researchers from the Mammalian Genetics Unit of the MRC Harwell Institute, Harwell Campus, Oxford, UK have found new pathways involved in age-related disease through a mouse model.

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New research support for better hearing aids

Sensor technology

Consequences of age related hearing loss
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Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA plan to improve sensor technology that is critical to billions of devices made every year, and that could improve the way hearing aids work.

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As the brain ages, hearing becomes more tiring, a new study shows

Age-related hearing loss

Consequences of age related hearing loss
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A study carried out at the University of Zurich, Switzerland has measured and visually mapped the consequences of age-related hearing loss in the brain.

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New research study on hidden hearing loss

Synaptopathy

Mosquito
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Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA, USA have found new evidence concerning synaptopathy, a condition also known as "hidden hearing loss" in young people with normal hearing sensitivity.

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New research shows benefits of drug-releasing electrodes for cochlear implant recipients

CI

cochlea
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Researchers from Australia’s HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) have announced promising results of a world-first study on cochlear implant electrodes designed to stimulate hearing nerves and release drugs into the inner ear.

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