Research

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

Sound waves
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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

Hair cells structure
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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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Innovation involves more than technological know-how

Skills

Innovation at Cochlear
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An economics study has found that the main factor for success in business innovation is a full range of technical and non-technical skills, reports The Conversation Australia.

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New review of scientific knowledge on hearing loss and dementia

Study

Hearing impairment and dementia
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Further to emerging evidence that impaired hearing is a risk factor for cognitive decline, researchers from University College London, UK have looked at the intersection of dementia and hearing impairment in the auditory brain, on the basis of a review of available data.

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The use of telecommunications devices among the hearing impaired

Technology

hearing impairment and telecomunication
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The University of Queensland (UQ) School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is carrying out a study to assess current use of telecommunications devices and ways technology can help people with hearing impairment.

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