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April 25, 2017

General state of health influences hearing loss among seniors

There is a strong relationship between state of health and experienced hearing loss among seniors, according to a Dutch study.
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April 19, 2017

Interventions improve hearing screening follow-up rates in infants

Targeted intervention helps improve follow-up rates by more than 70% for newborns who fail initial hearing screenings. Read more

April 10, 2017

Hearing aids and cochlear implants significantly improve depressive symptoms caused by untreated hearing loss

People with hearing loss experience significant improvement in their depressive symptoms after treatment with either hearing aids or cochlear implants, according to study. Read more

April 05, 2017

US: The prevalence of hearing loss is expected to increase significantly

The number of American adults living with hearing loss is expected to increase by two-thirds by 2060, according to a report by Johns Hopkins researchers. Read more

March 28, 2017

Caffeine may worsen noise-related hearing loss

Caffeine can significantly affect the body’s ability to recover from temporary noise-induced hearing loss, a study finds. Read more

March 21, 2017

Nearly 8% of Canadian youth have some sort of hearing loss

Hearing loss is more common among Canadian youth than previously reported, a study finds. Read more

March 14, 2017

People with SSNHL risk depressive disorders

People with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) have more than twice the risk of developing depressive disorders than people without SSNHL. Especially people below the age of 60 are at risk. Read more

March 07, 2017

Test can detect hidden hearing loss

Researchers have developed a test that can identify a hidden hearing loss. Read more

March 03, 2017

Healthcare stakeholders: Make a sound investment – treat and prevent hearing loss

Every Euro spent on hearing rehabilitation results in a public saving of 10 Euros.
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February 28, 2017

US: The prevalence of hearing loss among adults under 70 has declined

The prevalence of hearing loss among US adults aged 20 to 69 has declined in the last decade. But hearing loss is still common and the numbers are about the same as earlier, a study finds. Read more

February 22, 2017

Make a sound investment - prevent and treat hearing loss

In the EU, around 52 million people report having a hearing loss. The costs in the EU of not treating hearing loss is around 178 billion Euros every year. The societal costs of treating hearing loss are extremely low compared to the cost of NOT treating hearing loss. It’s a sound investment. Read more

February 21, 2017

Newborns with Zika virus diagnosis are at serious risk of hearing loss

According to a Brazilian study, newborns suffering from Zika virus can exhibit hearing loss. Hear-ing loss among the tested infants was 6% - sixty times as many compared to normal standards. Read more

February 14, 2017

One-in-eight U.S. workers has a hearing loss

Nearly 13% of U.S. workers suffer from hearing loss. Workers in the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors are especially prone to suffer from noise-induced hearing loss. Read more

February 07, 2017

Rheumatoid Arthritis patients are at higher risk of hearing impairment

People with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are at higher risk of hearing impairment compared to persons without Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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January 30, 2017

Many people in Poland have a hearing loss

There are more people in Poland who say they have a hearing loss than in other European countries. At the same time, fewer people with hearing loss use hearing aids. Read more

January 24, 2017

Young people risk their hearing

In Brazil, eight out of ten teenagers and young adults use personal listening devices and have unsafe listening practices when listening to music. Many of them show early symptoms of hearing loss and experience tinnitus. Read more

January 17, 2017

Almost all hearing impaired theatre goers have poor experiences

Poor experiences are common for people with hearing loss who attend theatres or concert halls. 94% of the hearing impaired participants in a survey said that their hearing ability has resulted in them having a poor experience in theatres or concert halls. Read more

January 10, 2017

Cisplatin-based chemotherapy may cause hearing loss

People who have been treated for testicular cancer with cisplatin-based chemotherapy often experience both hearing loss and tinnitus. Read more

January 05, 2017

Rock legend Midge Ure has hearing problems

The famous musician suffers from hearing loss due to a long, active career, which has had its impact on the life of the Scotsman, who is still active. Read more