- 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.
- Published on 12 July 2021
Researchers behind a canine deafness study focusing on the cuddly Rottweiler breed are hopeful of opening new routes for investigating human hereditary hearing defects.
- Published on 22 June 2021
A resourceful retired Carolina serviceman who experienced hearing loss due to a collapsed ear canal has achieved Food and Drug Administration approval for his own personal use of a 3D-printed stent initially fashioned from a drinking straw. Further research and tests may see the stent become widely available as a medical device.
Neonatal hearing structures suffer loss of neurons when exposed to monosodium glutamate, Pennsylvania study shows
- Published on 22 June 2021
Widespread damage to the cochlea and auditory brainstem, and drastic loss of neurons in the midbrain. These were among hypotheses confirmed by US researchers investigating the effects of neonatal exposure in lab rats to monosodium glutamate (MSG).
- Published on 07 June 2021
The publication in 2020 of the first international consensus on the provision of cochlear implants (CI) in adults was hailed as a landmark event. Audio Infos interviews one of the authors of these consensus statements, Prof. Robert Lenarz.
- Published on 28 May 2021
A key gene mutation in hearing loss has been identified by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, breakthrough science that could lead to a gene therapy solution for babies born with congenital hearing loss.
Kobe University research finds cellular key to acquired hearing loss, opening door to prevention and treatment
- Published on 27 May 2021
A research breakthrough in Japan has revealed the specific inner-ear cells that grow in number as we age or suffer damage from noise or ototoxic drugs, all common causes of acquired hearing loss.
- Published on 19 May 2021
The findings of a recently-published study by researchers in Seoul, South Korea, support previous evidence that smoking is an independent cause for hearing loss (HL), even in young adults. Both the size and design of the study brace its conclusions.
- Published on 06 May 2021
As automated audiometry becomes more widespread for busy clinics and teleaudiometry, Grason Stadler Inc. (GSI) interviewed Dr. Robert Margolis to discuss his automated method for testing auditory sensitivity (AMTAS).
- Published on 29 April 2021
Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain have made a breakthrough discovery relating genes to tinnitus, specifically genes ANK2, TSC2 and AKAP9 in patients with Meniere’s disease (MD). The work opens the way to new drug treatments.