Research

Can common newborn hearing tests be used to screen for autism?

screening

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US researchers have flagged up the links between hearing dysfunction and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), claiming that early audiological screening could also screen for autism.

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Study confirms "unacceptable frequency" of adverse events from MRI scans on patients with hearing implants

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Safety levels for hearing implant users undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are unacceptable and must be improved, concludes a recently published US study led by Matthew Shew, of the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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US Navy lab 3,000km from the ocean clones risky warship hearing health conditions

Protection

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Disability payouts are received by a million military veterans for hearing damage, and the US Navy is now carefully studying the full effects of this professional hazard and seeking greater protection.

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Study reveals online CBT is as effective as face-to-face therapy in tackling tinnitus distress

Tinnitus

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The outcomes of a recent UK study suggest that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered online could be as effective in reducing tinnitus effects as face-to-face treatment with a specialist - and faster.

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New approach for auditory profiling and characterization of individual hearing loss

Hearing profile

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Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and Rigshospitalet Department of ORL, Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology recently published an article on a data-driven approach to hearing loss profiling.

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Adding secondary results to newborn genetic sequencing

Genomics

GenomeWeb recently reported on an Australian Newborn whole-exome sequencing (WES) project that combines hearing loss diagnosis with optional secondary results.

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Full review article on tinnitus published recently

Tinnitus

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Researchers from the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California San Francisco recently published an interesting review article on tinnitus.

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Pharma prospects in hearing loss and inner ear disorders

Pharmacy

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Pharmafile, a leading portal for pharmaceutical industry news, events, and service company listings, recently ran an article on hearing loss as the next frontier for pharmaceutical success.

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The genetics of noise-induced deafness

Genetics

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco recently found that the lack of a specific gene may be related to loss of inner and outer hair cells, and that an experimental drug can prevent this inner ear damage, thus protecting hearing.

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Cell regeneration therapy to treat hearing loss

Hearing cells

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Science news source EurekAlert recently reported on research involving the epidermal growth factor (EGF) that may be an approach to regenerate hearing cells.

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