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December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays

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December 19, 2013

Noise affects teachers' well-being and health

Students are also at risk almost every day, according to studies. Read more

December 12, 2013

Tick bites can lead to permanent hearing loss

A typhoid-related bacterium in ticks can cause hearing loss, according to scientists. Read more

December 09, 2013

Babies with low birth weight prone to hearing problems

Early hearing detection and intervention essential, according to experts Read more

December 04, 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. Read more

November 27, 2013

Fish skin disease can cause hearing loss

Hearing problems following fish skin disease are related to an overproduction of keratin, according to survey. Read more

November 21, 2013

Mobile phones can cause hearing loss in children

Extensive use of hand held devices may be harmful to health. Read more

November 18, 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. Read more

November 13, 2013

Tinnitus and hearing loss jeopardizes the future of teenagers

One in five teenagers has permanent ringing in their ears, according to study. Read more

November 07, 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. Read more

November 06, 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 Read more

October 30, 2013

Rate of work-related hearing loss decreases

The number of reported hearing loss claims has diminished steadily during the past years. Read more

October 28, 2013

Talking gloves turn sign language into speech

Ukrainian students have invented gloves that can transform sign language into speech. Read more

October 17, 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. Read more

October 14, 2013

Obesity in adolescents linked to hearing loss

Obese adolescents are more likely to develop hearing loss than their non-obese counterparts. Read more

October 09, 2013

Damage to the cochlea affects hearing in background noise

Studies involving chinchillas' hearing may benefit humans. Read more

October 07, 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. Read more

September 30, 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. Read more

September 27, 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. Read more

September 25, 2013

Norwegian youngsters increasingly suffer from reduced hearing

7% of young Norwegians entering the military have problems with their hearing. Read more

September 19, 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. Read more

September 16, 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. Read more

September 11, 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. Read more

September 05, 2013

Whistle blowing can damage hearing

Frequent exposure to whistle blowing could lead to hearing loss. Read more

September 02, 2013

Welders in growing danger of hearing loss

Continuous exposure to welding fumes increases the risk of hearing loss. Read more

August 29, 2013

Cadmium and lead exposure linked to hearing loss

Low-level exposure to lead and cadmium may contribute to hearing loss. Read more

August 21, 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 Read more

August 15, 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). Read more

August 12, 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. Read more

August 07, 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. Read more

August 01, 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. Read more

July 29, 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. Read more

July 25, 2013

Genetic mutation causes hearing loss and short-sightedness

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that weakens hearing and sight. Read more

July 22, 2013

Satisfied hearing aid users

Up to 84% of hearing aid owners are satisfied with their hearing aids, a survey shows. Read more

July 12, 2013

Occupational hearing loss increasing sharply in China

Cases of occupational hearing loss in China have risen by 78% between 2010 and 2012. Read more

July 10, 2013

Summer activities can harm your hearing

Boating, jet skiing, motorcycling, hunting and golfing can cause hearing loss. Read more

July 04, 2013

Brainwaves influence hearing abilities

Our ability to process sounds depends on our brain activity. Read more

June 26, 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. Read more

June 20, 2013

Red wine compound may protect against hearing loss

A chemical element found in red wine could prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Read more

June 17, 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. Read more

June 13, 2013

High blood pressure can lead to hearing loss

High blood pressure patients could prevent further damage to their hearing with the correct medication. Read more

June 06, 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). Read more

June 03, 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. Read more

May 29, 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. Read more

May 23, 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). Read more

May 21, 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. Read more

May 15, 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. Read more

May 08, 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. Read more

May 06, 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. Read more

May 02, 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. Read more

April 29, 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. Read more

April 25, 2013

Musicians at higher risk of developing hearing problems

Music exposure causes progressive hearing loss in musicians of all ages. Read more

April 18, 2013

Gene therapy may reverse congenital hearing loss

Gene therapy treatment has restored hearing in mice. Read more

April 16, 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. Read more

April 15, 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. Read more

April 10, 2013

Noisy oil rigs damage hearing of workers

Loud noise levels in the Norwegian offshore oil industry torment workers with hearing damage and tinnitus. Read more

April 04, 2013

Body-powered hearing aids

In the future, hearing aids could be powered by the electrical signals in the cochlea. Read more

March 29, 2013

High frequency of hearing disorders in Sri Lanka

Nine percent of Sri Lankans are hearing impaired or deaf. Read more

March 22, 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. Read more

March 18, 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. Read more

March 13, 2013

Migraine double the risk of sudden hearing loss

Researchers from Taiwan have established a link between migraine and sudden hearing loss. Read more

March 07, 2013

Hearing loss in care homes mismanaged

Lack of hearing loss-management diminishes quality of life for older people in care homes. Read more

March 04, 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. Read more

February 27, 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. Read more

February 21, 2013

YouTube expands automatic captions

Captioning in six additional languages will help more hearing impaired people when using YouTube. Read more

February 18, 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. Read more

February 13, 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. Read more

February 11, 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. Read more

February 07, 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. Read more

February 04, 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. Read more

January 24, 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. Read more

January 21, 2013

Nightclubs can damage your hearing

Nightclubs are a main source of high-risk leisure noise that can cause hearing loss Read more

January 16, 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. Read more

January 09, 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. Read more

January 07, 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. Read more