A smartphone app and wireless headphones will be enough to access hearing aids, claims one US university
- Published on 28 March 2021
A phone app designed by a team from the University of Texas of Dallas (UTD) is the latest wonder alternative to expensive hearing aids, this time focusing software over hardware.
Pandemic facemasks pose problems for 79% of cochlear implant users
- Published on 09 March 2021
Four out of five cochlear implant users complain of communication problems caused by facemask wearing made compulsory through coronavirus measures, a study by the firm MED-EL has revealed.
Advanced AI: How hearing instruments are using ‘deep neural networks’
- Published on 23 February 2021
In the first 2021 technology article compiled by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) for the UK audiology magazine Audio Infos, Oticon’s Thomas Behrens is interviewed on the subject of deep neural networks and how they can improve the sound experience of hearing devices.
Any grains of truth in coffee drinking making men less susceptible to hearing loss?
- Published on 14 February 2021
Can coffee drinking make men less likely to suffer from deafness? A research team from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain suggests this is possible, but is their widely-reported study robust or only as instantly flavoursome as the truth that brews in tabloid newsrooms?
Psychologists must defuse ticking “tinnitus timebomb” UK charity warns
- Published on 01 February 2021
A new report from the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) exposes the urgent need for psychologists, other secondary care specialists, and a new standardised treatment model to avoid a “tinnitus timebomb˝.
Israeli study that rules out hearing damage from Covid-19 adds to the debate
- Published on 04 January 2021
Newly published research from Tel Aviv University (TAU) found no evidence of damage to the auditory system from the Covid-19 disease, although the study sample was small and involved only asymptomatic patients.
Global buzz of hope follows Tel Aviv University breakthrough in therapy for gene mutation deafness
- Published on 31 December 2020
Mouse model research in Israel has raised hopes of a successful gene therapy for the one in approximately 2,000 children born with a gene mutation that causes deafness.
Tinnitus drug cure researcher wins top UK hearing award, the Shapiro Prize
- Published on 24 December 2020
Work towards a pharmacological solution for tinnitus has been recognised by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) conferring its top annual award—the Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize—to a study that investigated the safety and efficacy of a potential drug treatment for the condition.
Biomarkers project awarded 50% chunk of the British Tinnitus Association’s biggest ever funding round
- Published on 12 December 2020
A King’s College London study that aims to identify tinnitus biomarkers has been granted £125k in funding by the UK charity, the British Tinnitus Association (BTA).
Mutation analysis test for newborn screening successfully trialed across several EU countries
- Published on 07 December 2020
An early diagnosis system using gene mutation analysis has been successfully tested by the University Clinic of Navarra (UNAV) in Spain, as well as several laboratories and hospitals in Spain, Portugal and France.