Research

Mexico: Hearing treatment immediately following birth

NHS

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A Mexican research group is developing a protocol to allow for detection of hearing problems at the prenatal stage.

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Garlic derivatives to protect against antibiotic-induced hearing loss

Research

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Researchers from several training and research hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey have found that derivatives of garlic seem to attenuate aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss in an animal model.

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New testing method for high-frequency hearing aid fitting

Research

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Researchers in Europe have developed a new phoneme perception test (PPT) designed for the phonemes /s/ and /sh/ to test whether detection and recognition tasks are able to measure individual differences in phoneme audibility and recognition.

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Link between hearing impairment and rheumatoid arthritis

Research

Association between rheumatoid arthritis and hearing loss
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A review on the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and hearing impairment (HI) was recently published in the Open Rheumatology Journal and highlighted that patients with RA are at a higher risk during the course of their disease.

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New population-based studies: diabetes can damage hearing

Diabetes

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Researchers from New York’s SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have published a review highlighting new population-based data on type 2 diabetes and hearing impairment (HI).

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New study shows that super hearing in dolphins developed at least 26 million years ago

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These findings were the result of research involving imaging of the inner ear of a 26 million-year-old fossilized specimen of Oligocene xenorophidae, one of the oldest ancestor species of the toothed whale group.

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New center for hearing loss research in Newfoundland, Canada

Research

A new research and development center, called the Genomic-Based R&D Centre for Hearing Science, which focuses on genetic forms of hearing loss, has been opened in Grand Falls-Windsor, reports the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

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Clinical trial: effectiveness of earplugs in reducing temporary hearing loss

Prevention

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Researchers from the University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, recently published the results of their study showing that earplug use in a loud music exposure environment significantly reduces temporary hearing loss and tinnitus.

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Auditory Processing: No hearing loss - but hearing problems nonetheless

AUDIOLOGYNOW!

Jos Eggermont PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary
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For some time now, it is clear how important the brain is for hearing. The result of research by professor emeritus Jos Eggermont from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute of the University of Calgary, Canada, further underlines this.

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Boehringer Ingelheim announces joint project with Kyoto University, Kansai, Japan

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The project will aim to develop a novel treatment for hearing loss focused on regenerating specific cells in the inner ear, reports the Nikkei Asian Review.

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