Research

Gene-delivery therapy to restore hearing

Animal Study

The Harvard Gazette’s Health & Medicine column recently reported on the use of a specific virus, the adeno-associated virus (AAV), as a gene carrier into the inner ear.

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A new processor to reproduce natural binaural audition

CI

MED-EL and University of Salamanca Spain

The Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Salamanca and MED-EL are developing a technology that can restore or reproduce the binaural mechanisms of the human brain.

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William Demant appoints senior scientist Thomas Lunner as Fellow

Appointment

Thomas Lunner

For the first time ever William Demant appointed a Fellow by honoring senior scientist Thomas Lunner for his contributions to cognitive hearing sciences.

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New diagnostic tool to identify tinnitus in animals

Tinnitus

Tinnitus research Jinsheng Zhang
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A research team from Wayne State University, Michigan USA has developed a new system for assessing tinnitus in test animals, aimed at improving the results of research in this field, reports ScienceDaily.

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Iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss

IDA

Association of Iron Deficiency Anemia With Hearing Loss in US Adults
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A large-scale retrospective cohort study has found that iron deficiency anemia (IDA) was positively associated with sensorineural hearing loss and combined hearing loss.

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New study in mice: even short-term hearing impairment changes neurotransmitters

NEUROLOGY

Nerve cells and audition
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Researchers from the University of Buffalo, New York, USA, have found that short-term occlusion of the ear canal can lead to remarkable changes in auditory neurotransmitters with altered behavior and structure of nerve cells.

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Silent gaps between birdsong syllables are the key to species-specific learning

Language Learning

Zebra finch
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A study in finches carried out in Japan has identified a key mechanism involved in species identification based on the silent gaps between birdsong syllables.

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MED-EL teams up with Spanish university and patents new technology for improving implant binaurality

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MED-EL and University of Salamanca in Spain
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New technology that could improve hearing in noisy surroundings for cochlear implants has been developed by a research team led by Enrique López-Poveda, of the Spanish University of Salamanca's Neuroscience Institute.

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New study finds that fibromyalgia patients have a higher risk of developing hearing loss

RELATED DISEASES

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The study, based on the results of a health survey, found that patients with fibromyalgia and patients with other musculoskeletal pain disorders had a 4.5 fold increased probability of developing impaired hearing.

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New approach to prevent cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer

Research

cisplatin-induced hearing loss prevention
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A group of oncology clinicians from a number of pediatric oncology departments in North America has reported that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss.

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