Research

The Zika virus and hearing loss

Study

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Researchers have found that the proportion of infants with sensorineural hearing loss in congenital Zika virus infection was similar to that reported for other congenital viral infections.

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Advances in the genetics of tinnitus via the mouse model

Tinnitus

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An international group of researchers have found, using a novel approach in the mouse model, that the GLAST gene may be protective in hearing by preventing ototoxicity, reports Science Daily.

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Identifying novel gene mutations related to age-related hearing loss

Age-related hearing loss

Researchers in various fields from universities in England, Scotland, and France have identified a number of new pathways involved in age-related hearing loss through studies in the mouse model.

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MIT Infrared Device could significantly improve ear infection diagnosis

Diagnosis

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Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), along with a pediatric otolaryngologist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, have developed a device that could significantly improve the ability of doctors to accurately diagnose ear infections (otitis media).

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The benefit of using genetic screening along with OAE screening in newborns

Screening

Physicians and geneticists from the Children’s Hospital of Dongguan in southern China, located between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, recently published the results of a study on concurrent genetic and standard hearing screening for neonates.

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Study on detection of the target speaker with concealed EEG

Study

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Researchers from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and the University of Oxford, UK, recently published the results of their study on how hearing aids could be improved with the integration of concealed electroencephalography (EEG) recordings.

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Sea anemone proteins can repair mouse cilia

Hair cells

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Researchers from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, USA, have found in an experimental study that anemone-derived repair proteins (RPs) help to restore normal function and structure of traumatized hair cells of the mouse cochlea.

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IC patients with prior musical training have better language test scores

Music Perception

Music perception

Understanding, enjoying, practising, and listening to music, rather than just having it in the background, can be a therapeutic method to help overcome specific situations.

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Colombian experts advocate interdisciplinary approach to tackle vertigo

Vestibular function

Vertigo

Is vertigo properly diagnosed? During Colombia's Otology Week in Bogotá, a workshop was held on vestibular disorders with a practical approach.

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Diagnosing autism in infants using a hearing test

Autism

autism
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In late July, NHS Choices published an analysis of a recent study carried out by researchers from the University of Rochester, New York, on the sound processing abilities of boys with autism compared to boys not affected by the disorder.

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