- Published on 05 January 2018
Researchers in China recently carried out a large-scale study to explore the effects of FOXO3 genetic polymorphism on individual susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), one of the most important occupational disorders.
- Published on 28 December 2017
New zoology research has found that four species of whales and dolphins can tune down the volume to protect their hearing. The findings are to be published in the journal Integrative Zoology.
- Published on 22 December 2017
A new study carried out at Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio (USA) has shown that neurofeedback training may be able to reduce the severity of tinnitus or even eliminate the condition.
- Published on 12 December 2017
Researchers from the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University and Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center recently published their findings in the journal The Laryngoscope following a systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors in pediatric tinnitus.
- Published on 29 November 2017
Hearing loss has been shown to be associated with a wide range of other health problems, including depression, concentration difficulties, memory issues, and even dementia. New evidence now adds interpersonal communication breakdown to the list.
- Published on 28 November 2017
A recent study carried out by researchers working at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (USA) showed that a master-switch protein, epithelial splicing regulatory protein 1 (ESRP1), may be associated with non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).
- Published on 21 November 2017
Decreasing abilities involving sight and hearing are commonly recognized as part of aging, but touch, smell and taste may also become less acute.
- Published on 14 November 2017
Scientists at Oregon State University (OSU; Corvallis, OR, USA) believe they have made an important discovery in relation to gene therapy for deaf patients by developing a better way to test a specific protein that is essential for hearing.
- Published on 13 November 2017
Innovative research carried out at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts (USA) has shown that a new video game may help older people with hearing loss improve their ability to follow speech in noisy environments.
- Published on 09 November 2017
Researchers from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. (USA), led by Laura Ann Petitto, researcher and educational neuroscientist, are developing a robot called the Robot Avatar Thermal-Enhanced prototype (RAVE) to help children develop language skills.