Research

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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Study on prevalence, severity, exposures, and treatment of tinnitus in the US

Tinnitus

German study on tinnitus

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and from Harvard Medical School, Boston recently published results of an epidemiological study on tinnitus in the United States.

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Studying the degree of stress in tinnitus and its associations

Study

German study on tinnitus
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A recent study sponsored by Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany has found that tinnitus-related stress correlated closely with other forms of stress assessed in affected patients.

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Hearing loss and cisplatin-based chemotherapy

Study

Researchers have found that increasing doses of cisplatin administered as treatment of germ cell tumors are associated with increased hearing loss at most of the tested frequencies, including 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 kHz.

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Targeted intervention to improve follow-up rates

Newborn screening

hearing screening
©Valérie Duflot

Researchers in the United States have found that targeted interventions improve follow-up rates by more than 70% for newborns who fail initial hearing screening at birth.

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Tinnitus and speech-in-noise understanding

Tinnitus

A group of researchers mainly in Antwerp, Belgium recently published an article on their findings concerning audiological characteristics in noise-exposed adolescents with and without noise-induced tinnitus.

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Predict potential gains from cochlear implantation

Machine learning

One of the difficulties in opting for cochlear implantation is the timing of the surgery to ensure the best language outcomes. An algorithm may be the answer, say researchers.

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Studies on accents and voice types and their effect on hearing

Speech

garlic
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A group of researchers at the University of Utah have conducted studies on the effects different speech parameters have on hearing abilities, including different accents, gender characteristics, and the speed of expression.

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Mexico: Hearing treatment immediately following birth

NHS

Ecography

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

garlic
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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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