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December 19, 2017

Why do we like loud sounds?

Loud sounds can damage our hearing, but loud sounds in nightclubs make us feel excited, socialize more, reduce potential conflicts and have a positive impact on business, a study finds. Read more

December 12, 2017

Tinnitus causes changes in the brain

Networks in the brain change when a person suffers from tinnitus, an American study finds. The changes cause the brain to concentrate more which makes the person who has tinnitus more tired and unfocused. Read more

December 05, 2017

Many British seniors affected by hearing loss in the workplace

Six out of ten working adults aged 55 or older in the UK say that their hearing has deteriorated. This hearing loss affects their work and relations to colleagues in many ways, a survey reveals. Read more

December 01, 2017

Action from European policy-makers is called for to help raise awareness of hearing loss

Eight organizations have formed The European Coalition on Hearing Loss and Disability and now call for European policy-makers to help raise awareness of hearing loss. Read more

November 28, 2017

The use of hearing aids in Europe has increased

More people with hearing loss in Europe use hearing aids. More people also use hearing aids on both ears, an analysis of the EuroTrak surveys from 2009 to 2015 shows. Read more

November 21, 2017

Quality of life is affected by a sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Decreased quality of life, tinnitus and vertigo are associated with a sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Read more

November 14, 2017

One in three aged 65 or older has an age-related hearing loss

Large Dutch study confirms that around 30% of all seniors have an age-related hearing loss. Read more

November 06, 2017

Noise at work costs billions in lost earnings in the US

Many billions of dollars are lost in the US each year because of hearing loss caused by noise at work. Read more

November 03, 2017

British Robert Beiny becomes European Audiologist of the Year

Seven audiologists from seven countries were nominated for the title European Audiologist of the Year 2017. Read more

October 30, 2017

Hearing loss causes changes in the brain

American researchers have proven that the brain reorganises itself when ones hearing fails. The brain changes with even the slightest hearing loss. Read more

October 23, 2017

Take sudden hearing loss seriously sooner rather than later

Carly Sygrove got a sudden hearing loss in her left ear, which means that today she has no functional hearing in that ear. Read more

October 16, 2017

Noise-induced hearing loss common among professional musicians

Professional musicians experience hearing loss, tinnitus and ear pain, an Iranian study finds. Read more

October 11, 2017

More studies show relationship between hearing loss and dementia

Four scientific studies confirm the relationship between untreated hearing loss and dementia. Read more

October 05, 2017

One in six Australians has a hearing loss

3.6 million Australians have a hearing loss. The figure will more than double to 7.8 million in 2060, according to an Australian report. Read more

September 26, 2017

General health affected by tinnitus

Tinnitus is associated with anxiety, depression, shorter sleep duration and a greater number of days of work missed. Read more

September 18, 2017

Antibiotics used to treat cystic fibrosis increase risk of permanent hearing loss

A study confirms that a class of antibiotics used to treat people with cystic fibrosis increases the risk of permanent hearing loss. As the first of its kind, the study further proves that high cumulative dosages over time significantly increase this risk. Read more

September 12, 2017

Hormone therapy against menopause symptoms increases the risk of hearing loss

Women who take hormone replacement therapy to cope with menopause have an increased risk of hearing loss, a study finds. Read more

September 05, 2017

Korea: Two out of ten students have hearing problems

Study finds high prevalence of hearing problems among Korean middle and high school students. Read more

August 29, 2017

Link between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia

There is a relationship between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia, according to an American study. Read more

August 22, 2017

Canadian study: Young construction workers are less likely to wear hearing protection

A study from British Columbia, Canada, finds that young construction workers are less likely to wear hearing protection at work compared to other age groups in the same industry. Read more

August 15, 2017

Studies on physician-patient communication overlook the importance of hearing loss

Scientific studies on the communication between physicians and patients completely neglects hearing loss. This is documented in a review of the scientific literature on the topic. Read more

August 08, 2017

Treatment reduces hearing loss due to chemotherapy in young cancer patients

The medical drug sodium-thiosulfate has a relieving effect on young cancer patients suffering from hearing loss because of chemotherapy. Read more

August 01, 2017

Spinning class noise is 9 times higher than recommended

During spinning classes participants expose themselves to a noise level, which is 9 times higher than recommended. This Is the conclusion of a study made by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in the US. Read more

July 25, 2017

Second Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss Identified

Hidden hearing loss can be caused by exposure to noise. However, a recent study reveals another cause, which may trigger hidden hearing loss. Read more

July 17, 2017

Painkillers may cause hearing loss

Study finds a possible relationship between hearing loss and the use of painkillers among women. Read more

July 10, 2017

Americans risk their hearing from shooting guns

Only a minority of the Americans who shoot guns regularly use hearing protection, a study finds. People who use firearms without hearing protection risk their hearing. Read more

June 27, 2017

Discovery gives insights into the cause of progressive hearing loss

The discovery of a biological mechanism in the inner ear could lead to new approaches to treating progressive hearing loss.

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June 19, 2017

Bilateral tinnitus can be hereditary

Researchers have found that bilateral tinnitus can have genetic causes and, thus, some kinds of tinnitus can be hereditary. This finding is surprising, since tinnitus, has conventionally been thought only to be driven by environmental factors. Read more

June 14, 2017

Headphones lead to hearing loss among young Americans

A study from the New York City Health Department finds a strong relationship between headphone-usage and hearing problems. Especially young Americans are at risk. Read more

June 06, 2017

Today, Darja refuses to let her hearing loss suppress her

Slovenian Darja Pajk has dealt with hearing loss since the age of 23. At first, she was ashamed of it and felt both lonely, misunderstood and afraid. Today, she has accepted her hearing loss and recognizes the importance of telling people around her about her hearing impairment as well as the benefits of talking to other people with hearing loss. Read more

May 30, 2017

Bassist from Spandau Ballet reveals that stadium rock ruined his hearing

Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet suffers from both tinnitus and hearing loss due to a long career in the music industry. Read more

May 23, 2017

Studies confirm relation between hearing loss and cognitive decline

Two American studies confirm the relation between hearing loss and cognitive decline. The studies confirm studies such as a large French study published in 2015. Read more

May 15, 2017

Fibromyalgia increases the risk of hearing loss

People with the musculoskeletal pain disorder fibromyalgia are 4.5 more likely to suffer from hearing loss than other people, according to a Norwegian study. Read more

May 09, 2017

Online self-tests raise awareness about hearing loss

Online speech-in-noise self-tests help raise awareness about music-induced hearing loss among young people. Read more

May 02, 2017

Fewer ear infections among US infants

Ear infections during US infants’ first year have declined significantly since the 1980s and 1990s. Research suggests that vaccination and breastfeeding rates as well as lower smoking rates have contributed to the decline. Read more

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