Research

Dogs are mentally uplifting and cost effective in the lives of deaf people, pioneering study affirms

 

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Having an assistance dog significantly improves the wellbeing, mental health, and independence of deaf people, reducing social isolation and fearfulness. Who would've thought it?

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London research envisages a future cochlear implant that self-curls into individual cochlea shapes

 

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The intriguing concept of a cochlear implant (CI) that self-shapes on insertion has moved an early step closer to materialisation, having successfully met simulation and analysis studies by its Imperial College proposers.

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Predictions for 2031: Christophe Micheyl: Earbuds morning to night, all of us, all ages

 

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One of our French sources from the 15 worldwide audiology experts we asked for visions of audiology in the year 2031, Christophe Micheyl, predicts a society in which everyone wears earbuds morning to night.

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Predictions for 2031: Prof. Helen Cullington: The instant and total hearing fix

 

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Imagine a world in which we no longer stress any distinction between normal-hearing persons and those with hearing loss; could this happen by 2031?

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Spanish National Research Council work is unlocking the potential of nitrones to treat hearing loss

 

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The potential of nitrones - potent antioxidant molecules - to treat not only congenital hearing loss but also presbyacusis has been discovered by experts working under the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

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Research breakthrough finds genes behind rare condition that causes hearing loss and infertility

 
 

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A Manchester-led international research project has found eight different genes that can cause Perrault syndrome, a condition resulting in hearing loss in men and women, and early menopause or infertility in women.

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Predictions for 2031: Jean-Luc Puel: The fruits of research

 
 

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We asked 15 figures from the audiology world to tell us what their sphere will be talking about in the year 2031. Leading French researcher Jean-Luc Puel micro-scanned the future for his answers.

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How hearing instruments can improve musical instruments

 
 
 

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BIHIMA spoke to Barbara Simon, Clinical Research Audiologist at Bernafon in Bern Switzerland, about their music programme and the results of a recent study they conducted with musicians.

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Is portable screening for hearing loss good enough to become the norm, replacing sound-treated booths?

 

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New research published by the American Journal of Audiology has found that a portable device used in non-sound booth environments was "comparable to clinical audiometry for the identification of hearing loss at most frequencies".

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Children treated with cancer drug cisplatin suffer permanent hearing loss - worse in younger kids

 

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A new study by Canadian researchers shows that the chemotherapy drug cisplatin causes permanent hearing loss, the hearing of very young children being impacted early during treatment and affected to a greater extent than that of older children.

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