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December 21, 2016

One in ten US adults suffer from tinnitus

A study has found that nearly one in ten US adults has experienced tinnitus in the past 12 months. More than one third of those with tinnitus experienced constant symptoms. Read more

December 13, 2016

Most people with hearing loss only wait a short time before acquiring hearing aids

Nearly three out of four persons with hearing loss acquire their hearing aids within three years after they become aware of their hearing loss, according to the European surveys EuroTrak. Read more

December 06, 2016

Hearing problems may result in limited movement to local areas

Seniors suffering from hearing problems are more than twice as likely as others to limit their movement only to nearby areas, a study shows. This may reduce overall quality of life. Read more

November 29, 2016

Canada: Large disparities between measured and self-reported hearing loss

One in five Canadians aged 20 to 79 was found to have a hearing loss in at least one ear when tested audiometrically. Among those aged 70 to 79 the figure was 65%. Overall less than 4% reported themselves to have a hearing loss. Read more

November 22, 2016

Epoxy and noise is a dangerous cocktail for your hearing

Exposure to both epoxy adhesives and noise increases the risk of hearing loss in workers by 42%, a study has found. Read more

November 21, 2016

Millions of Europeans at risk of poorer quality of life

A small fraction of the available Bluetooth bandwidth should be reserved for the hard of hearing. If not 120 million Europeans are at risk of poorer quality of life. Read more

November 15, 2016

Two out of five classical orchestral musicians are hearing impaired

Two out of five musicians have hearing loss and three out of four suffer from varying degrees of tinnitus, a Norwegian study finds. Read more

November 07, 2016

Brazil: 28% of young people experience tinnitus

More than half of the students in the study had experienced temporary tinnitus. Read more

November 01, 2016

Fewer and fewer feel embarrassed to wear hearing aids

But why are people embarrassed to wear hearing aids, you may ask? Practically no one is embarrassed to wear glasses. Read more

October 24, 2016

New Zealand: One in twenty has tinnitus

Nearly 5% of the New Zealand population is affected by tinnitus. Slightly more men than women are likely to report tinnitus. Read more

October 18, 2016

Undiagnosed hearing loss in seniors may increase social isolation

People between 60-69 years with undiagnosed or untreated hearing problems are more likely to suffer from social isolation and cognitive impairment. Read more

October 11, 2016

Hearing problems are common in Sweden

Almost half of all Swedish people over 50 years of age have a hearing problem. These hearing problems may have serious negative consequences on both work life and social life. Read more

October 05, 2016

Why some vestibular schwannomas cause hearing loss

Findings explain, why some vestibular schwannomas cause hearing loss even though they are not large enough to compress nearby structures that control hearing. Read more

September 27, 2016

Increased risk of psychosis with hearing loss

Several scientific studies suggest that hearing loss is a risk factor for psychosis. Read more

September 19, 2016

People exposed to noise at work have a five times higher risk of hearing problems

Workers exposed to occupational noise have a five times higher risk of hearing problems and tinnitus, a study finds. Around 22 million American workers are affected by hazardous noise.
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September 12, 2016

More than 15 million Britons will suffer from hearing loss by 2035

In less than twenty years, approximately 15.6 million British people will suffer from hearing loss according to a UK charity. Today hearing loss affects more than 11 million people in the UK. Read more

September 05, 2016

Cardiovascular health affects hearing

There is a link between our cardiovascular health and our auditory function. Read more

August 30, 2016

Disclosure strategies may improve communication for those with hearing loss

A study reveals three different strategies to address hearing loss. Researchers recommend educating people with hearing loss about these strategies to improve the experience of disclosing their hearing loss. Read more

August 23, 2016

Medicines can cause hearing loss

Certain types of medications can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. Read more

August 16, 2016

Two cochlear implants help deaf children at school

A study shows that deaf children who receive two cochlear implants are able to bridge the academic gap to those with normal hearing. Read more

August 09, 2016

Gene causing Otosclerosis discovered

The discovery of a new gene may have brought scientists one step closer to finding a treatment for Otosclerosis. Otosclerosis causes hearing loss. Read more

August 01, 2016

Many Canadian oil and gas workers experience hearing loss

Workers in the oil and gas sector in British Columbia, Canada are twice as likely to lose their hearing as workers in other noisy industries, a report from the Canadian WorkSafeBC has found. Read more

July 22, 2016

Dangerous decibels at fitness centres may lead to hearing loss

The music at fitness classes often reaches unsafe levels blaring anywhere from 100 to 115 dB with spinning classes among the worst offenders. Studies show that participants as well as instructors in such classes are at serious risk of damaging their hearing. Read more

July 18, 2016

Sound deprivation may result in irreversible hearing loss

Sound deprivation may cause irreversible hearing loss, a study reveals. The findings suggest that chronic conductive hearing loss – which can occur with reoccurring ear infections – can lead to permanent hearing loss if left untreated. Read more

July 11, 2016

Noise exposure harms the hearing of the fetus

Noise exposure during pregnancy increases the risk of having a child with hearing problems, a Swedish study finds. Read more

July 05, 2016

New Zealand: Number of seniors with hearing loss is expected to double

The number of New Zealanders aged 70 years and older suffering from hearing loss is expected to double in the next 50 years. Read more

June 28, 2016

Antibiotics for bacterial infections may cause hearing loss

Patients treated with aminoglycoside antibiotics are at risk of hearing loss, a study shows. Read more

June 21, 2016

Earplugs prevent temporary hearing loss

Pack your earplugs next time you head out for a concert or when going to a bar. The use of earplugs during exposure to recreational noise effectively prevents temporary hearing loss. Read more

June 14, 2016

Birth weight linked to hearing and vision problems

Under- and overweight at birth and poor childhood growth can be linked to hearing and vision problems in middle age. Read more

June 06, 2016

Hearing loss is common in former nuclear lab workers

Hearing loss is the most common disorder among former nuclear laboratory workers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the latest annual report for the Former Workers Screening Program shows. Nearly 60% of those screened in 2014 were found to be experiencing noise-induced hearing loss. Read more

May 30, 2016

Dental hygienists risk their hearing

A survey among experienced dental hygienists shows that they have a much higher prevalence of hearing problems than others. Read more

May 23, 2016

Obesity increases the risk of hearing loss

Obesity has a negative effect on hearing function, especially the ability to hear high frequencies, a study among women aged 18-40 finds. Previous studies confirm that low levels of physical activity increase the risk of hearing loss. Read more

May 17, 2016

Early intervention benefits children with hearing loss

Children with hearing loss experience improved language development when treated early and with well-fitted hearing aids. Read more

May 10, 2016

A test can measure susceptibility to noise induced hearing loss

A test can be used to measure how vulnerable people are to loud noises in the workplace, an Austrian study shows. Read more

May 02, 2016

New insights into the understanding of tinnitus

A global research team provides new knowledge about how tinnitus and hyperacusis might develop and be sustained. Read more

April 25, 2016

Living or working on farms may result in a hearing loss

Growing up on farms may affect your hearing. 12% of a group of persons now in their 30’s who lived or worked on farms in the 1990´s had a hearing loss of 25dB or more, a study finds. Read more

April 18, 2016

WHO: 60% of hearing losses among children can be prevented

Nearly 32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organisation, WHO. Read more

April 05, 2016

How we use our brain influences tinnitus

People with tinnitus who are less bothered by their symptoms use different brain regions when processing emotional information. Read more

March 29, 2016

One in four young Dutch people is affected by hearing loss

The major culprits of hearing loss among young Dutch people are listening to loud music on headphones and when going out. Read more

March 23, 2016

Smoking may cause hearing loss

Smokers and passive smokers are more likely to suffer from hearing loss. Current smokers have a 15% higher risk of hearing loss than non-smokers. Read more

March 15, 2016

The 10 worst jobs for your ears

When choosing your career, you might not think about the fact that a number of professions can put you at serious risk of noise-induced hearing loss.

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March 07, 2016

Study confirms association between hearing loss and dementia and cognitive decline

Yet another study confirms that hearing loss is associated with poor cognitive performance and incident dementia and may contribute to cognitive decline. It also confirms that hearing aids may ameliorate cognitive decline. Read more

March 04, 2016

Hearing loss is a big worldwide problem

The non-profit organisation World Wide Hearing has made this informative video “Hearing Aids Will Connect You” on hearing loss and the benefits of using hearing aids. Read more

February 29, 2016

Women are better at explaining their hearing loss

Women are more than twice as likely as men to tell people about their hearing challenges and how the hearing loss impacts their ability to communicate, a U.S. study has found. Read more

February 23, 2016

Teeth checked! Eyes Checked. But what about your hearing?

Professional hearing care makes you both healthier and smarter. Maybe it’s time to get your hearing checked. Get a free hearing test on March 3rd. Read more

February 22, 2016

One in eight Italians has a hearing loss

13.6% of the Italians say that they have a hearing loss. Only 25.2% of those who have a hearing loss use hearing aids, a study finds. Read more

February 17, 2016

40 million Europeans can become healthier and smarter

Professional hearing care can make 40 million Europeans with hearing loss healthier and smarter. At the same time, professional hearing care is cost-efficient. A lunch debate is being held on March 1st at the European Parliament to present the benefits of professional hearing care. Read more

February 16, 2016

Train your cognitive functions and improve your hearing

Aging reduces speech intelligibility; even for people with no hearing loss. Cognitive training programs can decrease the problem. Read more

February 08, 2016

Half of Americans receive financial help for their hearing aids

An American study has shown that half of Americans with hearing aids have received some financial help to cover the cost of their hearing aids. Read more

February 02, 2016

Seniors in denial about their hearing loss

Many seniors are not proactive about treating their hearing loss and often overestimate how others will react if they wear hearing aids, a survey shows. This is in spite of numerous studies from all over the world which have shown that hearing aids improve both hearing and quality of life. Read more

January 25, 2016

One in eight Japanese people over 18 say they have a hearing loss

13.1% of Japanese people over the age of 18 say that they have a hearing loss. This is shown by the JapanTrak 2015 survey. Read more

January 19, 2016

People with osteoporosis are at higher risk of sudden hearing loss

Researchers in Taiwan find a relation between osteoporosis and sudden hearing loss. Read more

January 12, 2016

Nasal balloons can help against otitis media and ”glue ear”

The simple use of nasal balloons can help children with otitis media and the condition “glue ear” and can at the same time eliminate the excessive use and cost of antibiotics. Read more

January 06, 2016

Many believe that they cannot receive financial help for their hearing aids

In France, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, many of those with hearing loss do not believe that a third party would pay any part of their hearing aids. In fact, 81% of hearing aid owners received some kind of third-party reimbursement. Read more