Research

Understanding the potential of human echolocation

Study

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The results of research on human echolocation were recently presented at the third joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the European Acoustics Association, Acoustics ‘17, held in Boston, MA, USA in late June.

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Assessing outcomes in mild-to-moderate congenital hearing loss

Study

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A team of researchers from various institutions including the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of Auckland, New Zealand have carried out a comparative study to assess the benefits of early treatment for mild hearing loss.

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Study on hearing loss among traffic police in India

Traffic

Manish Munjal
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Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab intend to launch a research study investigating the ear health and hearing of traffic police in this large Indian city of nearly 3,000,000 people.

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Best practices for cochlear implant hearing preservation

CI

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A group of researchers from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (USA) recently published the results of their study aimed at investigating short- and long-term rates of hearing preservation after cochlear implantation and at identifying factors that affect hearing preservation.

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White noise after loud noise exposure to prevent hearing deficits

Study

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Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania (USA) have shown in a mouse model that mild hearing loss as a result of brief noise exposure leads to pronounced reorganization of local excitatory and inhibitory circuits in the inferior colliculus.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear given a record grant to research hearing loss

Donation

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary recently received a significant boost to expand its research into hearing loss: a USD 20 million gift from an anonymous donor.

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Hormone replacement therapy and hearing loss

HRT

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A new study recently published in the journal Menopause reports evidence that older age at menopause and longer duration of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are associated with a higher risk of hearing loss.

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Handheld device to treat otitis media with effusion

Innovation

CLiKX NUS Engineering
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Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently developed a novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, for the treatment of otitis media with effusion (OME), commonly also called “glue ear”, reports ScienceDaily.

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Moderate alcohol consumption and hearing threshold shifts: gender differences

Study

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A team of researchers from several hospitals and scientific institutes in Taiwan has examined available data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the US adult population to clarify this topic.

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Study on direct-to-consumer hearing devices for adults

Review

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Researchers from India, Sweden and the United States recently carried out a systematic literature review to investigate applications of direct-to-consumer hearing devices for adults with hearing loss, and came to some interesting conclusions.

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