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December 17, 2012

Overactive neurons can cause tinnitus

Future treatment could regulate cells' electrical activity Read more

December 12, 2012

Headphones may be as dangerous as jet engines

Turning the volume up too high on your headphones can damage the coating of the nerve cells in the ear, leading to temporary hearing loss, a study has found. Read more

December 07, 2012

22 million US-workers exposed to hazardous noise

Higher risk of hearing loss in workers in mining, manufacturing and construction, a US study finds. Read more

December 03, 2012

False-positive hearing screenings in caesarean newborns

Researchers recommend that newborns delivered by caesarean section should not be given the otherwise routine hearing screening in the first few days after delivery. This will reduce the number of failed hearing tests. Read more

November 27, 2012

90% of casting and forging workers in India have a hearing loss

More than nine-out-of-ten Indian workers working with casting and forging have a hearing loss, an Indian study has found. Read more

November 22, 2012

Background noise affects people with hearing loss

The ears of people with hearing loss work differently in background noise than the ears of people with normal hearing. Read more

November 19, 2012

Too few hearing screenings of infants in rural China

Newborn-hearing screening has been successfully implemented in Chinese cities, but not in rural areas. Read more

November 13, 2012

Noise-induced hearing loss in soldiers may be prevented

Researchers have found that some nutraceuticals may prevent and even reverse certain hearing losses in soldiers. Some of these are found in red grapes and red wine. Read more

November 06, 2012

Meningitis is a major cause of hearing loss in children

Meningitis is one of the leading post-natal causes of hearing loss. Read more

November 02, 2012

Combination treatments for tinnitus give better results

No single treatment has yet been proven to cure tinnitus, but a British study shows, that combining previous treatments can give better results in people suffering from tinnitus. Read more

November 01, 2012

The world's best website concerning hearing and hearing loss has been launched in Chinese

A Chinese version of the world's largest and best website concerning hearing and hearing loss www.hear-it.cn has been launched for the more than 150 million in China who have hearing loss and their relatives. Read more

October 30, 2012

Almost three-quarters of teens experience reduced hearing after attending a concert

The teenagers were offered hearing protection, but only a few used them. Read more

October 25, 2012

Too few hearing impaired Swedes use hearing aids

Only 39% of Swedes who are diagnosed with hearing loss use hearing aids, a study has found. Read more

October 19, 2012

Mobile phones and hearing aids

Many hearing impaired people find it difficult to hear what others are saying on their mobile phones - the solution may be hearing aids with Bluetooth technology. Read more

October 16, 2012

Nine out of ten Belgian students experience tinnitus

89.5% of the students experience transient tinnitus after exposure to loud music, a Belgian study finds.
The use of hearing protection in such situations was also found to be low. Read more

October 12, 2012

8-year-old girl writes a book about her hearing loss

The handwritten and illustrated storybook describes Samantha Brownlie's life with a hearing aid. Read more

October 04, 2012

Migraines may increase the risk of hearing loss

People who suffer from migraines have an increased risk for developing hearing loss, a study says. Read more

September 26, 2012

Unawareness: Loud music can damage your hearing

A British study reveals that eight out of ten have not considered that they can damage their hearing or get tinnitus from turning up their music. Read more

September 17, 2012

Insomnia affects tinnitus patients

A study shows a significant association between insomnia and the severity of perceived tinnitus symptoms. Patients with insomnia report greater emotional distress from tinnitus. Read more

September 12, 2012

Active sonar can harm the hearing of dolphins and whales

Activists fear new military exercises using active sonar will greatly harm whales, not least giving them hearing loss. Read more

September 06, 2012

The mystery of “the cocktail party effect” solved

Scientists have found out how we – with selective hearing – tune in to one person at a party; the phenomenon sometimes referred to as “the cocktail party effect”. Read more

September 03, 2012

MP3 players put teens at risk of early hearing loss

The use of MP3 players at high volume can lead to early hearing loss among teenagers, say researchers. Read more

August 29, 2012

Activity in touch-sensing nerves makes your ears ring

Exposure to loud noise can cause changes in your auditory circuitry. You might experience temporal hearing loss, but even if tinnitus is not an immediate reaction, it can develop over time. Read more

August 23, 2012

Sudden hearing loss related to sleep apnea

A study from Taiwan suggests that people suffering from sleep apnea have a higher risk of experiencing sudden hearing loss. Read more

August 17, 2012

Nearly 30 million people in the United States suffer from tinnitus

10% of Americans have tinnitus. Among those over 65, this figure is almost one in three. These are the findings of the MarkeTrak VIII study. Read more

August 13, 2012

Paul Gilbert: How to avoid hearing loss

Veteran guitarist Paul Gilbert gives advice to musicians and music lovers so that they can avoid the same kind of hearing impairment he himself suffers from. Read more

August 07, 2012

You may have a hearing loss without knowing it

Loud noise can cause immediate hearing loss. But it can also do harm to your inner ear that you will only experience after some time. And then your hearing will be hard to restore. Read more

August 01, 2012

A kiss on the ear can be dangerous to your hearing

An innocent gesture can quite literally be ”?the kiss of deaf'. Research shows that a kiss on the ear can cause permanent hearing loss. Read more

July 27, 2012

Untreated diabetes intensifies the risk of hearing loss

Research shows that if diabetes in women is left uncontrolled, they are more likely to develop a greater degree of hearing loss. Read more

July 25, 2012

Justin Bieber sued for hearing loss at concert

A mother who took her daughter to a Justin Bieber concert is now suing the teenage idol for $9.2 million. The mother claims that she is suffering from hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis caused by Bieber's concert. Read more

July 23, 2012

Zebra finches lose their ability to sing if they lose their hearing

Hearing loss may also have an impact on human speech ability, researchers suggest. Read more

July 18, 2012

Grandparents and grandkids help each other

Grandkids are often the reason why grandparents seek help if they have impaired hearing by getting hearing aids, and the children benefit from the hearing aids themselves. Read more

July 11, 2012

Middle-aged Americans fail to recognise the need for hearing aids

Many middle-aged Americans believe that age-related hearing loss is inevitable, but actually there is a rather simple solution to the problem. Read more

June 28, 2012

Hearing loss can also mean increased sensitivity to vibrations

People with a particular, hereditary hearing loss called DFNA2 are more sensitive to low frequency vibrations. Read more

June 22, 2012

Coldplay star Chris Martin suffers from tinnitus

The lead singer of Coldplay, Chris Martin, has suffered from tinnitus for the last ten years. He wishes he had taken better care of his hearing when he was younger, he says. Read more

June 18, 2012

Three out of four hearing aid users have an improved quality of hearing

A study reveals that hearing aids improve the quality of hearing of nearly three-quarters of participants with hearing aids. At the same time, only one in five of those having hearing difficulties currently uses a hearing aid. Read more

June 12, 2012

Musical training may delay age-related hearing loss

Many people experience hearing loss as they get older. However, a new study suggests that musical training from an early age could account for why older musicians have better hearing than non-musicians. Read more

June 04, 2012

Internet-based therapy can help tinnitus sufferers

Cognitive therapy can be just as effective on the internet as in group sessions, a study shows. People with tinnitus could benefit from Internet-based therapy. Read more

May 29, 2012

Early implants give the best results

Cochlear implants have the greatest effect when introduced at the same time and at an early stage. This is shown in a study of children with prelingual hearing loss. Read more

May 24, 2012

One in five Americans have problems with their hearing

The frequency of hearing loss doubles for every decade of life, surveys have found. If you have hearing loss, hearing aids are the right treatment, researchers say. Read more

May 21, 2012

Less than 10% of Swedish teachers undergo regular hearing tests

All those who work with children should be offered regular hearing tests. That is the opinion of the Swedish Association for Hard of Hearing People, HRF. Read more

May 14, 2012

Parents don't talk with their teens about the risk of hearing loss

Most parents have not discussed hearing loss with their teens, an US poll shows, although one in six adolescents has high-frequency hearing loss. Read more

May 09, 2012

No hearing treatment despite hearing difficulties

A U.S. study of people aged 50 and older shows that 47% of respondents report having some kind of hearing difficulty which has not been treated. Read more

May 03, 2012

Tinnitus may be reduced by Acoustic Coordinated Reset (ACR)

Playing matching tones over headphones may reduce tinnitus, a clinical trial shows. The clinical trial has helped seven out of ten tinnitus sufferers. Read more

April 30, 2012

Ignoring hearing problems can mean missing out on beneficial treatment

Many people who have hearing problems say that minor hearing issues are easy to live with even if untreated, a US study reveals. But in the same survey, 75% of those who have been treated have improved the quality of their hearing. Read more

April 25, 2012

Teens exposed to lead fail hearing test

When children and teens are exposed to lead, it can lead to hearing disabilities at a young age. Experts suggest that the limit of lead exposure be lowered. Read more

April 19, 2012

Hearing loss the sixth most expensive health condition

Hearing loss costs the Dutch society almost one billion Euros annually. This is shown in a report from University Medical Center in Groningen in the Netherlands. Read more

April 17, 2012

US Marine Corps' new hearing program

In the future, all US Marines will undergo mandatory hearing tests every year in order to develop a strong hearing conservation program within the US Marine Corps. Read more

April 11, 2012

Hearing impaired have a higher risk of falling

Even mild hearing loss triples the risk of difficulties maintaining gait and balance, a study shows. Read more

March 30, 2012

Use of iPods while travelling may cause hearing loss

City dwellers often use public transportation when moving around the city and traffic can be a harmful source of noise which can heighten the risk of hearing loss. However, listening to iPods or MP3 players on the way can cause just as much damage to your hearing. Read more

March 26, 2012

Most Britons cannot clearly hear the TV

In a British survey, nearly three out of four said that they have problems understanding speech when they watch TV. Read more

March 21, 2012

The number of American children with hearing loss has doubled

Noisy toys and MP3 players may cause noise-induced hearing loss in children. But you can do something to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Read more

March 19, 2012

Better captions for hearing impaired on YouTube

The video-sharing site YouTube is improving its automatic captions in order to reach out to its many hearing impaired viewers. Read more

March 15, 2012

Coping with tinnitus is about the right approach

A specific acceptance-based approach can help people to live with tinnitus, a doctoral thesis has shown. More than half of the participants experienced an improvement after adopting a new attitude towards their tinnitus. Read more

March 12, 2012

Factory workers unaware of their hearing loss

In a survey, three out of four factory workers said that their hearing was good. However, 42% actually had a hearing loss. Read more

March 07, 2012

More than 700,000 New Zealanders are affected by hearing loss

I New Zealand, it has until now been believed that one in ten suffer from hearing loss. However, that figure now seems closer to one in six New Zealanders. Read more

March 01, 2012

Study reveals: Four out of ten don't know what tinnitus is

A British survey shows that most people don't have a clue what tinnitus is. One in four even thinks it is an allergy to metal. Read more

February 27, 2012

Hearing health has a high priority - but hearing tests do not

Three out of four say that hearing health is an important concern, but many still do not take a hearing test, an American study has found. Read more

February 22, 2012

Noise affects the behaviour of animals

It is not only humans who are affected by noise. Human-induced noise can also affect animals and their natural behaviour. Read more

February 16, 2012

Protect your hearing with antioxidants

Those who have been exposed to sudden, excessive noises can reduce the risk of developing a hearing loss by taking the antioxidant acetylcysteine. This antioxidant can for example be found in our food. Read more

February 13, 2012

Four out of ten students experience problems with their sound environment during their education

These problems can be the result of poor acoustics, bad sound insulation and improper room-layout. This is shown by a Swedish study. Read more

February 08, 2012

Hearing loss is the 3rd most common health problem in the US.

Four out of five people in the US have hearing problems - or know someone who has. Read more

February 02, 2012

World congress for people with hearing loss

The congress, which will be held in June 2012, has the theme “A better quality of life for the hard of hearing”. Read more

January 25, 2012

Ryan Adams learned to live with his Tinnitus and Ménière's Disease

The American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is back after a year off to cope with Tinnitus and Ménière's Disease. Read more

January 19, 2012

Children wait for years to get help for their hearing loss

Ireland has problems with long waiting lists in audiology departments. That is why children do not get the help they need, and this can have serious consequences. Read more

January 16, 2012

Identifying hearing loss - but not at the GP

Australian GPs only play a minor role when it comes to identifying age-related hearing loss, a study shows. Read more

January 11, 2012

A hearing test does not always detect hearing loss

Some hearing loss can be difficult to detect with traditional methods. A more detailed hearing test can however identify problems; a research project has now shown. Read more

January 05, 2012

Seven out of ten women do not get their hearing checked at work

Only a few Swedish companies regularly test their employee's hearing. Often, it is at male-dominated work places such as industry. Read more