- Published on 06 November 2020
The notoriously difficult task of sampling the stress hormone cortisol—in high levels a risk factor of depression—may be eased if sought in earwax, according to a study led by Dr Andres Herane-Vives of University College London's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.
- Published on 05 November 2020
A new study of 3,103 tinnitus sufferers led by the UK's Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) revealed that as many as 40% of those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 claimed to have experienced a simultaneous worsening of their condition.
- Published on 27 October 2020
New research using improved microscopy techniques suggests that age-related hearing loss is primarily caused by damage to inner ear sensory cells, pointing to regeneration of hair cells as a potential solvent future therapy.
- Published on 25 October 2020
Does COVID-19 cause hearing loss? The UK's Manchester Biomedical Centre has won funding to help answer this hotspot question by carrying out a comprehensive clinical and diagnostic research study on post-hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
- Published on 07 October 2020
Over the months since coronavirus restrictions were first introduced, the flow of investigation into hearing has been obstructed and, to some extent, rerouted. Though manufacturers' installations have been hard hit, perhaps the worst hit research centres have been universities.
- Published on 06 October 2020
Doctors prescribing opioids should be aware of an ototoxicity risk to patients, who could suffer permanent hearing loss and tinnitus from their medication.
- Published on 19 August 2020
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has announced that its annual 2020 conference will still go ahead—virtually, i.e. online—from October 5 to 9.
- Published on 05 August 2020
A newly-developed ultrathin 3D-printed optical endoscope is bringing miniaturised probing to the level of providing trauma-free high-resolution imaging from within delicate narrow body parts such as the cochlea.
- Published on 29 July 2020
The development of a more effective cochlear implant using light instead of electricity has been hastened towards clinical translation following succesful experimentation using rodents.