What price is UK hearing research paying for lockdowns?
- Published on 07 October 2020
Over the months since coronavirus restrictions were first introduced, the flow of investigation into hearing has been obstructed and, to some extent, rerouted. Though manufacturers' installations have been hard hit, perhaps the worst hit research centres have been universities.
Ototoxicity of opioids underlined by New Jersey study
- Published on 06 October 2020
Doctors prescribing opioids should be aware of an ototoxicity risk to patients, who could suffer permanent hearing loss and tinnitus from their medication.
Masks muzzle communication in audiology
- Published on 21 September 2020
An ongoing study by the University of Manchester has underlined that use of face coverings is leaving patients and professionals struggling to engage and connect.
Virtual is the conference way for Britain's leading tinnitus group
- Published on 19 August 2020
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has announced that its annual 2020 conference will still go ahead—virtually, i.e. online—from October 5 to 9.
Imaging inside the cochlea soon a reality with hair-width scanner
- Published on 05 August 2020
A newly-developed ultrathin 3D-printed optical endoscope is bringing miniaturised probing to the level of providing trauma-free high-resolution imaging from within delicate narrow body parts such as the cochlea.
Optical cochlear implants come a rodent step closer
- Published on 29 July 2020
The development of a more effective cochlear implant using light instead of electricity has been hastened towards clinical translation following succesful experimentation using rodents.
Adult-onset hearing loss breakthrough as common inherited genetic variant found
- Published on 07 July 2020
The discovery of a common inherited genetic variant putting thousands of adults potentially at risk of adult-onset hearing loss (HL) may open the way to prevention through gene therapy.
Is poor follow-up responsible for 20% of hearing aid owners making no use of their devices?
- Published on 21 June 2020
Amongst some good news on use of hearing aids in the UK, new survey results show that as many as 50% of hearing aid owners do not use their devices most of the time, while 20% never use them.
Children with hearing disability more at risk of asthma - new study
- Published on 16 June 2020
Children with hearing loss have a higher likelihood of having asthma than many other disability categories, according to a comprehensive population study of association between development delay and asthma in US population-level data.
Early review draws blank on COVID-19 effects on audio-vestibular system - more research needed
- Published on 15 June 2020
Hurried UK research into potential long-term hearing health associations among COVID-19 cases has found only insignifant evidence. The Manchester University team investigating will carry out higher-quality studies in the near future.