Research breakthrough finds genes behind rare condition that causes hearing loss and infertility
- Published on 03 November 2021
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.
Predictions for 2031: Jean-Luc Puel: The fruits of research
- Published on 01 November 2021
Future of Audiology: 2031
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.
How hearing instruments can improve musical instruments
- Published on 05 October 2021
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.
Is portable screening for hearing loss good enough to become the norm, replacing sound-treated booths?
- Published on 29 September 2021
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".
Children treated with cancer drug cisplatin suffer permanent hearing loss - worse in younger kids
- Published on 27 September 2021
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.
Study of earless worm's auditory capacity brings new tool into view for hearing research
- Published on 24 September 2021
Fifteen years of careful study of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has led scientists at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute (LSI) to this nematode's fascinating hearing sense: it picks up tones through neurones in its skin.
Sonova teams up with French biotech Sensorion for long-term study of hearing loss genetics
- Published on 18 September 2021
The days when genetic analysis becomes routine in diagnosis of progressive hearing loss should come nearer faster thanks to a strategic team-up between Swiss hearing health giant Sonova and Montpellier-based clinical-stage biotech company, Sensorion.
Study shows association between migraine, hearing loss, and tinnitus
- Published on 26 July 2021
An independent association exists between migraine with subjective hearing loss and tinnitus. This was the conclusion of a recent California-based study that retrospectively investigated nearly 13,000 subjects of the 1999 to 2004 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey database.
Hearing researchers can get into gEAR and accelerate discoveries
- Published on 21 July 2021
An online portal has been launched as a hub for accessible, well-organised and curated data to help researchers seeking to advance discoveries to reverse hearing loss. The resource - gEAR - is encouraging worldwide input to its current stash of over 800 datasets.
Hypertension drug losartan may prevent tumour-induced hearing loss, say US researchers
- Published on 21 July 2021
Findings published in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggest a common, low-cost high blood pressure medicine can have a preventive role in tackling acoustic neuroma-related hearing and balance problems.