Research

Global Consensus can improve adult CI care, but professionals must boost awareness

 

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The publication in 2020 of the first international consensus on the provision of cochlear implants (CI) in adults was hailed as a landmark event. Audio Infos interviews one of the authors of these consensus statements, Prof. Robert Lenarz.

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Gene therapy breakthrough identifies a mutation that causes hearing loss in babies

 

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A key gene mutation in hearing loss has been identified by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, breakthrough science that could lead to a gene therapy solution for babies born with congenital hearing loss.

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Kobe University research finds cellular key to acquired hearing loss, opening door to prevention and treatment

 

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© Ueyama Takehiko       Cross section of the organ of Corti from a 12-month-old mouse

A research breakthrough in Japan has revealed the specific inner-ear cells that grow in number as we age or suffer damage from noise or ototoxic drugs, all common causes of acquired hearing loss.

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Large cohort Korean study grows evidence of smoking-hearing loss association

 

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The findings of a recently-published study by researchers in Seoul, South Korea, support previous evidence that smoking is an independent cause for hearing loss (HL), even in young adults. Both the size and design of the study brace its conclusions.

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Automated Audiometry: An Interview with the Creator of AMTAS, Robert Margolis, PhD

 

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As automated audiometry becomes more widespread for busy clinics and teleaudiometry, Grason Stadler Inc. (GSI) interviewed Dr. Robert Margolis to discuss his automated method for testing auditory sensitivity (AMTAS).

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University of Granada researchers identify genes linked to tinnitus

 

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Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain have made a breakthrough discovery relating genes to tinnitus, specifically genes ANK2, TSC2 and AKAP9 in patients with Meniere’s disease (MD). The work opens the way to new drug treatments.

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Tinnitus side-effect of Covid vaccine classified as very rare

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Tinnitus has been one of the reported effects of receiving the covid vaccine in the UK, but the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has put the risk in perspective using figures from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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A smartphone app and wireless headphones will be enough to access hearing aids, claims one US university

 

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A phone app designed by a team from the University of Texas of Dallas (UTD) is the latest wonder alternative to expensive hearing aids, this time focusing software over hardware.

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Pandemic facemasks pose problems for 79% of cochlear implant users

 
 

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Four out of five cochlear implant users complain of communication problems caused by facemask wearing made compulsory through coronavirus measures, a study by the firm MED-EL has revealed.

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Advanced AI: How hearing instruments are using ‘deep neural networks’

 

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© Oticon Thomas Behrens: ˝The hearing aids we are now using give more contrast, they register more detail.˝

In the first 2021 technology article compiled by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) for the UK audiology magazine Audio Infos, Oticon’s Thomas Behrens is interviewed on the subject of deep neural networks and how they can improve the sound experience of hearing devices.

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