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.
- Published on 22 April 2021
Tinnitus has been one of the reported effects of receiving the covid vaccine in the UK, but the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has put the risk in perspective using figures from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
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.
- 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.