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20 December 2013
19 December 2013
Noise affects teachers' well-being and health
Students are also at risk almost every day, according to studies.
12 December 2013
Tick bites can lead to permanent hearing loss
A typhoid-related bacterium in ticks can cause hearing loss, according to scientists.
09 December 2013
Babies with low birth weight prone to hearing problems
Early hearing detection and intervention essential, according to experts
04 December 2013
Tinnitus is more bothersome for people with a more sensitive nature
People who are lonely, worried or anxious, miserable or experiencing mood swings are more likely than others to find their tinnitus bothersome, an English study finds.
27 November 2013
Fish skin disease can cause hearing loss
Hearing problems following fish skin disease are related to an overproduction of keratin, according to survey.
21 November 2013
Mobile phones can cause hearing loss in children
Extensive use of hand held devices may be harmful to health.
18 November 2013
Post-9/11 military veterans suffer from hearing loss
414,000 U.S. Military Veterans have returned from the post-9/11 wars with hearing injuries.
13 November 2013
Tinnitus and hearing loss jeopardizes the future of teenagers
One in five teenagers has permanent ringing in their ears, according to study.
07 November 2013
Children exposed to HIV during pregnancy have a higher risk of hearing loss.
If a pregnant woman is infected with HIV, the child has a greater risk of experiencing hearing loss after birth. This is the case even if the child itself has not contracted HIV during the pregnancy.
06 November 2013
Cochlear implants can give quality of life back to the elderly
Quality of life among those members of the elderly who have a very profound hearing loss is greatly improved after cochlear implantation, according to studies
30 October 2013
Rate of work-related hearing loss decreases
The number of reported hearing loss claims has diminished steadily during the past years.
28 October 2013
Talking gloves turn sign language into speech
Ukrainian students have invented gloves that can transform sign language into speech.
17 October 2013
Soft hairs can lead to hearing loss
Research into the movement of hair cells can reveal why our hearing can be reduced with age.
14 October 2013
Obesity in adolescents linked to hearing loss
Obese adolescents are more likely to develop hearing loss than their non-obese counterparts.
09 October 2013
Damage to the cochlea affects hearing in background noise
Studies involving chinchillas' hearing may benefit humans.
07 October 2013
Many millions have treatable or preventable hearing loss
More than 360 million people worldwide have a hearing loss. About half of these cases could easily be avoided, UN reports show.
Denmark: One-in-eight say that they have a hearing loss
Nearly one-in-eight Danes over the age of 18 answered yes, when asked if they suffered from hearing loss. 47.8% of those who said that they have a hearing loss used hearing aids.
30 September 2013
Live longer - use hearing aids
An Icelandic study has shown that older men with hearing loss have a higher mortality rate. Users of hearing aids do however not have a higher mortality rate than other people.
27 September 2013
Intratympanic steroids effective in treatment of sudden hearing loss
Treatment with intratympanic steroids might be the solution for patients who have not responded to conventional, systemic treatment for a sudden hearing loss. But, smoking patients might have to consider other treatment options, study findings suggest.
25 September 2013
Norwegian youngsters increasingly suffer from reduced hearing
7% of young Norwegians entering the military have problems with their hearing.
19 September 2013
WHO: China makes great progress in hearing loss prevention
During the last few decades, China has gradually improved its preventative measures against hearing loss.
16 September 2013
Untreated hearing loss causes poorer physical and mental health
There is a link between untreated hearing loss and poorer physical and mental health in older adults, a study has found.
11 September 2013
One test can screen for several causes of inherited hearing loss in children
A rapid screening of all known genes associated with hearing loss can more accurately identify the causes of a genetic hearing loss in children.
05 September 2013
Whistle blowing can damage hearing
Frequent exposure to whistle blowing could lead to hearing loss.
02 September 2013
Welders in growing danger of hearing loss
Continuous exposure to welding fumes increases the risk of hearing loss.
29 August 2013
Cadmium and lead exposure linked to hearing loss
Low-level exposure to lead and cadmium may contribute to hearing loss.
21 August 2013
Glee star Kristin Chenoweth suffers from Ménière's disease
The actress and singer has been diagnosed with the inner ear disorder Ménière's disease
15 August 2013
Increased risk of sudden hearing loss among younger HIV-patients
Younger people with HIV appear to have an augmented risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL).
12 August 2013
Cigarette smoking may increase the risk of hearing loss
Smokers have a higher risk of developing a hearing loss than non-smokers with a similar noise exposure.
07 August 2013
Cochlear implants improve speech and quality of life
Adults with sensorineural hearing loss can improve their hearing and quality of life by using cochlear implants.
01 August 2013
The use of hearing aids varies from country to country
In Norway, more than 42% of those who have a hearing loss use hearing aids. In Japan, only 14% use hearing aids.
29 July 2013
Training can improve hearing skills in children with hearing loss
Auditory training programs can increase the listening skills of hearing impaired children by approximately 50% in a noisy environment, a report shows.
25 July 2013
Genetic mutation causes hearing loss and short-sightedness
Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that weakens hearing and sight.
22 July 2013
Satisfied hearing aid users
Up to 84% of hearing aid owners are satisfied with their hearing aids, a survey shows.
12 July 2013
Occupational hearing loss increasing sharply in China
Cases of occupational hearing loss in China have risen by 78% between 2010 and 2012.
10 July 2013
Summer activities can harm your hearing
Boating, jet skiing, motorcycling, hunting and golfing can cause hearing loss.
UK: One-in-nine says they have a hearing loss
Almost one-in-nine British people over the age of 18 answered yes, when asked if they suffer from hearing loss. But only just over 40% of these use hearing aids, even though it could benefit them.
04 July 2013
Brainwaves influence hearing abilities
Our ability to process sounds depends on our brain activity.
26 June 2013
Good holiday tips if you have a hearing aid
Just a few preparations can ensure that you have a good holiday if you are dependent on your hearing aid.
20 June 2013
Red wine compound may protect against hearing loss
A chemical element found in red wine could prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
17 June 2013
Hearing aids are useful in the workplace
Nine out of ten hearing aid users say that their hearing aids are useful in the workplace, surveys have found.
13 June 2013
High blood pressure can lead to hearing loss
High blood pressure patients could prevent further damage to their hearing with the correct medication.
06 June 2013
Hearing screenings for newborns not enough
Some infants suffer from a sudden hearing loss even though they have passed the universal neonatal hearing screening for newborns (UNHS).
03 June 2013
Hearing aid users feel less exhausted than non-users
People with hearing loss who uses hearing aids feel less exhausted in the evenings than people with hearing loss who do not use hearing aids.
29 May 2013
Young Australians risk long-term hearing damage
One-in-five Australians frequently attend noisy venues or listen to loud music through headphones. Although 70% of 18-34-year-old Australians have experienced temporary tinnitus, they ignore the danger of a permanent hearing loss.
23 May 2013
New EU standards for personal music players and mobile phones
All personal music players and mobile phones sold in the EU from February 2013 are suggested to have a sound limit of 85 decibels (dB).
21 May 2013
Noise affects the health of German teachers
Noise affects the health of German primary school teachers. It is especially older teachers who are most affected, according to a German study.
15 May 2013
Painkillers can cause hearing loss
Taking pain drugs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen (paracetamol) twice or more weekly increases the risk of hearing loss, a study has found.
08 May 2013
Gene therapy gives mice their hearing back
Restored hearing in mice may in the future lead to a treatment for certain forms of hearing loss in humans.
06 May 2013
Portishead musician reveals he suffers from hearing loss
Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley has revealed that he has a mild hearing loss in both ears after many years of listening to and playing loud music.
02 May 2013
How the brain processes auditory signals
Many small neurons located in the brain are responsible for the processing of auditory information. By passing through various auditory pathways, the signals are decoded into sounds that we are familiar with and make sense to us.
29 April 2013
Some people are at higher risk of hearing loss than others
Certain people are genetically better protected against hearing loss than others, scientists have found.
25 April 2013
Musicians at higher risk of developing hearing problems
Music exposure causes progressive hearing loss in musicians of all ages.
18 April 2013
Gene therapy may reverse congenital hearing loss
Gene therapy treatment has restored hearing in mice.
16 April 2013
Diabetes a risk factor for hearing loss
Younger diabetics are at a higher risk of developing hearing loss than older adults. Poor blood sugar control could explain why people with diabetes have more hearing problems.
15 April 2013
Join the discussion on Facebook
We invite you to join the dialogue on our Facebook page. Here, the hearing impaired can get answers and read others' experiences.
10 April 2013
Noisy oil rigs damage hearing of workers
Loud noise levels in the Norwegian offshore oil industry torment workers with hearing damage and tinnitus.
04 April 2013
Body-powered hearing aids
In the future, hearing aids could be powered by the electrical signals in the cochlea.
29 March 2013
High frequency of hearing disorders in Sri Lanka
Nine percent of Sri Lankans are hearing impaired or deaf.
22 March 2013
50 percent more people with hearing loss
One-in-four Australians will have hearing loss by 2050, a report predicts. A 50% increase in the number of people with hearing loss.
18 March 2013
Deaf gerbils regained their hearing after stem cell injections
Injections with human stem cells can partially restore hearing to deaf gerbils, a study shows.
13 March 2013
Migraine double the risk of sudden hearing loss
Researchers from Taiwan have established a link between migraine and sudden hearing loss.
07 March 2013
Hearing loss in care homes mismanaged
Lack of hearing loss-management diminishes quality of life for older people in care homes.
04 March 2013
Noel Gallagher reveals he suffers from tinnitus
The former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has been diagnosed with tinnitus, the hearing condition which causes ringing in the ears.
27 February 2013
Effective hearing protection for Swedish soldiers
Intelligent hearing protectors have reduced hearing injuries among Swedish soldiers dramatically. Today, 90% fewer noise-related injuries are reported than in 1999.
21 February 2013
YouTube expands automatic captions
Captioning in six additional languages will help more hearing impaired people when using YouTube.
18 February 2013
Discovery of gene brings treatment for hearing loss a step closer
Researchers have extracted the FGF20 gene from mice, which prevents the development of cells which amplify sounds.
Norway: One-in-nine say that they have a hearing loss
One-in-nine Norwegians over the age of 18 answered yes, when asked if they suffer from hearing loss. 42.5% of those who say that they have a hearing loss use hearing aids.
Japan: One-in-eight say they have a hearing loss
Nearly one-in-eight Japanese over the age of 18 answered yes, when asked if they suffer from hearing loss. But just 14.1% of hearing impaired Japanese use hearing aids, even though it could benefit them.
Switzerland: One-in-ten say they have a hearing loss
One-in-ten people in Switzerland over the age of 18 answered yes, when asked if they suffer from hearing loss. Less than four-out-of-ten of these use hearing aids, even though it could benefit them.
13 February 2013
Hearing loss greatly affects quality of life of older adults
Hearing impairment can affect mental and physical quality of life to a greater degree than hypertension, osteoporosis or even a stroke.
Italy: One-in-seven say they have a hearing loss
Nearly one-in-seven Italians over the age of 18 answered yes, when asked if they suffer from hearing loss. But only just under a quarter of these use hearing aids, even though it could benefit them.
11 February 2013
Untreated hearing loss has a negative impact on cognition
Cognitive abilities decline faster in people with untreated hearing loss than in those with normal hearing. Use of hearing aids may forestall or reduce cognitive decline.
07 February 2013
Meningitis increases risk of failure in cochlear implants
By far the majority of cochlear implants in children function without problems and it is rare that there is any need for replacement. However, in children with a hearing loss which is the result of meningitis, there is an increased risk that the implants will not work.
04 February 2013
How to thrive in the office with a hearing loss
If you have a hearing loss, the feeling of isolation in the office can be tackled with a few handy tips and tricks.
24 January 2013
Goals for the hearing screening of infants are not being complied with
Too few Danish children with hearing loss are diagnosed in time, a study shows.
21 January 2013
Nightclubs can damage your hearing
Nightclubs are a main source of high-risk leisure noise that can cause hearing loss
16 January 2013
Antioxidants against noise-induced hearing loss
Researchers want to use an antioxidant to prevent and treat noise-induced hearing loss. The U.S. Department of Defense supports the project.
09 January 2013
More than 700 million contract otitis media every year
A study estimates that hundreds of million people are affected by otitis media each year. It also shows that children under five years of age and people from developing countries are at the highest risk of experiencing otitis media, subsequent illnesses as a result of it and hearing impairment caused by inflammation of the middle ear.
07 January 2013
Noisy jobs threaten those with reduced hearing
Workplace noise can be extra annoying if you have reduced hearing. Work is more strenuous and you get tired quicker than those with normal hearing. These are the findings of a Swedish study.
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