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20 December 2019
Otosclerosis often also results in tinnitus
Many patients with Otosclerosis often also experience tinnitus, a Polish study finds.
18 December 2019
Untreated hearing loss has a huge negative economic impact on society
Investing in hearing healthcare is a very sound investment.
16 December 2019
Higher prevalence of hearing loss among noise-exposed Chinese workers
Chinese workers who are exposed to high levels of work noise have a high prevalence of hearing loss, a study finds.
10 December 2019
Better health among seniors who use hearing aids
The use of hearing aids reduces the risk and delays diagnosis of a series of age-related diseases among older adults with hearing loss, a study finds.
03 December 2019
Playing in a school band? Take care of your hearing!
A study finds that playing in a middle or a high school band can result in a minor noise-induced hearing loss.
26 November 2019
Being obese increases the risk of hearing loss
A large-scale Japanese study finds a relationship between obesity and hearing loss.
20 November 2019
Many Canadians are not aware of their hearing loss
Only 6% of Canadians aged 40 to 79 say they have a hearing loss. But when measured, 54% have at least a mild hearing loss, according to data from Statistics Canada.
18 November 2019
Other health problems increase with the degree of hearing loss
Hearing loss increases the risk and the degree of distress, depression, somatisation and loneliness, a study finds.
08 November 2019
Hearing loss is associated with social frailty
There is a higher prevalence of hearing loss among people who express social frailty, a study finds.
01 November 2019
The use of hearing aids has many benefits
Hearing aids help you hear better when you have a hearing loss. But the use of hearing aids will also improve your social life and family relations. And you will enjoy better physical and mental health.
30 October 2019
Migraines increase the risk of inner ear disorders
Migraines may be associated with disorders in the cochlear in the inner ear, including tinnitus and sudden hearing loss, a study finds.
28 October 2019
Paula Cook is European Audiologist of the Year 2019
British audiologist Paula Cook has been awarded the title European Audiologist of the Year for her outstanding dedication to patient care.
22 October 2019
Very high prevalence of hearing loss among Chinese adults
Nearly 30% of the participants in a Chinese study had a speech frequency hearing loss and more than 40% had a high-frequency hearing loss.
16 October 2019
Many from the Woodstock Generation now have a hearing loss
The ‘Woodstock Generation’ experience a series of hearing problems, a survey finds.
11 October 2019
Otitis media is common among Indonesian school children
Many Indonesian school children suffer from otitis media. Otitis media contributes to 57% of all cases of hearing loss among Indonesian school children, according to a study.
02 October 2019
Increased risk of depression in older adults with hearing loss
A nearly 50% increased risk of depression among older adults with hearing loss, according to a study.
30 September 2019
Living with an untreated disabling hearing loss has a series of negative personal consequences
Most negative personal consequences of a hearing loss can be remedied by professional treatment of the hearing loss. People who treat their disabling hearing loss with hearing aids or hearing implants experience substantial improvement in health and quality of life.
24 September 2019
Better chance of recovery from a low-frequency sudden hearing loss
There is a better chance of recovery from a low-frequency sudden sensorineural hearing loss than from a high-frequency sudden sensorineural hearing loss, a study finds.
17 September 2019
WHO: Hearing loss is a risk factor in cognitive decline and dementia
WHO has published guidelines to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. In the guidelines, hearing loss is one of the risk factors.
10 September 2019
In New Zealand, one in eight adults say they have a hearing loss
12.3% of adults in New Zealand say that they have a hearing loss. 41.6% use hearing aids, according to the survey New Zealand Trak 2018.
03 September 2019
Hard to change young people’s PLD listening habits
A Swiss study has analysed PLD listening habits among young people and the willingness to change their habits. The aim of the study was to identify modifiable factors that may influence listening habits.
26 August 2019
Education may reduce the effect of a mild hearing loss on cognition
Higher education may reduce cognitive decline for people with a mild hearing loss, a study finds.
20 August 2019
Singing may improve hearing for children with cochlear implants
A study has found that children with cochlear implants may improve their hearing, especially the perception of speech in noise, if they sing.
13 August 2019
High prevalence of hearing loss among Korean adolescents
17% of the adolescents in a Korean study had at least some form of hearing loss.
06 August 2019
Hearing loss is also prevalent amongst the middle-aged
Hearing loss is quite common among middle-aged people, an Australian study finds.
30 July 2019
Depressive symptoms increase with the degree of hearing loss
A study among groups of Hispanics in the US shows that the risk of depressive symptoms increases with the degree of hearing loss.
23 July 2019
Gout increases the risk of hearing loss in seniors
Seniors with gout have a nearly 50% increased risk of hearing loss, an American study finds.
17 July 2019
In Norway, more than one in ten adults say they have a hearing loss
10.9% of the adults in Norway say that they have a hearing loss. Nearly half of them use hearing aids, according to the survey EuroTrak Norway 2019.
10 July 2019
Speech in noise training helps people with cochlear implants
Speech in noise training helps speech perception among people with cochlear implants. The more training, the better speech in noise perception, the study finds.
03 July 2019
Vertigo lowers the chance of recovery from sudden sensorineural hearing loss
Patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) who also experience vertigo have a lower chance of recovery from the condition, a study finds.
28 June 2019
Happier, healthier and wealthier with hearing aids
People who treat their hearing loss with hearing aids or other hearing solutions such as implants are happier, healthier and wealthier, with a better overall quality of life than people who do not treat their hearing loss, a report finds.
25 June 2019
New WHO recommendations for noise exposure in Europe
WHO sets guidelines for transportation noise, wind turbine noise and leisure noise in Europe.
18 June 2019
Every fourth Russian aged 40 or older says “I have a hearing loss”
More than 25% of Russians aged 40 or older say they have a hearing loss, a study finds.
11 June 2019
Nearly half of all oil and gas drilling workers have a hearing loss
Data from the organisation WorkSafeBC in Canada shows that 45% of oil and gas drilling workers in British Columbia have a noise-induced hearing loss.
04 June 2019
Younger and older people respond differently to sound
Our brains become more sensitive to sounds as we age, a Canadian study finds. This may help explain why older people can have problems hearing in certain situations, the study suggests.
28 May 2019
Obese adolescents have a higher risk of hearing loss
Young men are more likely to have a hearing loss than young women. In addition, more obese adolescents have a hearing loss compared to normal weight adolescents, according to an American study. Smokers are also at greater risk.
21 May 2019
7.3% of the adults in higher income households in India have a hearing loss
Nearly two out of three adults surveyed in India who say they have a hearing loss use hearing aids.
14 May 2019
A healthy diet may reduce the risk of hearing loss in women
Consuming a healthy diet has many positive health outcomes. It may also be helpful in reducing the risk of acquired hearing loss in women, an American study finds.
08 May 2019
Osteoporosis increases the risk of a sudden hearing loss
People with osteoporosis have a 40% increased risk of developing a sudden sensorineural hearing loss, a Korean Study finds.
02 May 2019
Singer Elaine Paige uses hearing aids
Elaine Paige says that her hearing loss is caused by her more than 55-year career in the music business.
24 April 2019
Hearing problems increase the risk of hospital readmission
There is a 32% increased risk of hospital readmission if you experience hearing problems and have trouble communicating, an American study finds.
17 April 2019
April 24th is International Noise Awareness Day
Do you have a noisy job? Do you enjoy noisy leisure activities? Do you live in a noisy place? International Noise Awareness Day focuses on the noise that surrounds us.
10 April 2019
Using hearing aids helps reduce cognitive decline
Wearing a hearing aid can slow the progress of dementia by up to 75%, according to a study. Another study has found that untreated hearing loss has a negative association with cognition.
03 April 2019
More than half of all construction workers have a hearing loss
55% of American construction workers have a hearing loss, a study shows.
28 March 2019
Campaign says: Hear Well. Stay Vital.
Campaign in the US to promote hearing awareness. Stay engaged, stay vital and enjoy doing what you love, the campaign says.
25 March 2019
Is your audiologist the best audiologist?
People in a number of European countries who have been treated for their hearing problems by an audiologist can nominate candidates for the title of ‘Audiologist of the Year 2019’.
20 March 2019
People with hearing loss are at higher risk of accidental injuries
If you have hearing difficulties, you are at greater risk of being involved in an accidental injury, an American study finds.
11 March 2019
Protect and check your hearing!
It is important to protect and check your hearing and to treat a hearing loss when it occurs. Not protecting your hearing and not treating hearing loss is costly – both for the individual and society. These are some of the conclusions from a lunch debate at the European Parliament.
04 March 2019
Alcohol consumption during concerts increases risk of hearing loss
Exposure to loud sounds combined with alcohol consumption is a dangerous cocktail, a Dutch study shows.
28 February 2019
March 3rd is World Hearing Day: Check your Hearing
Many people live with unidentified hearing loss. This year, the WHO recommends that you “Check your Hearing” and launches a free app that allows people to check their hearing. A debate at the European parliament on the occasion of World Hearing Day will be held on March 6th.
25 February 2019
Untreated hearing loss in the EU costs more than the whole EU budget
Around 22.6 million people in the EU live with an untreated, disabling hearing loss. Untreated, disabling hearing loss in the EU costs 185 billion Euros each year. This is 25 billion Euros more than the EU budget for 2018. The costs are related to lower quality of life and higher unemployment among people with a disabling hearing loss.
19 February 2019
Exposure to smoking before and after birth increases the risk of hearing loss in toddlers
If you smoke during your pregnancy or after birth near your child, it increases the risk of hearing loss in your child, a Japanese study states. The risk may increase up to 240%.
12 February 2019
Increased risk of hearing loss among heart failure patients
Hearing loss and heart failure are conditions that are common among older adults. 75% of adults aged 70 years or older with heart failure also have a hearing loss, an American study states.
05 February 2019
46% increased health care costs with an untreated hearing loss
Older adults with untreated hearing loss cost $22,434 more in healthcare costs over a 10-year period compared to those who did not have a hearing loss, a study finds.
29 January 2019
Very high prevalence of hearing loss in India
A study carried out in selected rural and urban areas of Delhi, India, shows very high prevalence of hearing loss.
22 January 2019
Higher risk of dementia and depression with an untreated hearing loss
Seniors with an untreated hearing loss have a greater risk of dementia, depression, falls and other conditions, a study finds.
15 January 2019
14% of all adult Italians say that they have a hearing loss
14% of Italians aged 18 years or older say that they have a hearing loss. Nearly one in three (29.5%) of those who have a hearing loss use hearing aids, a study finds.
07 January 2019
High prevalence of hearing loss within the healthcare and social assistance sector
Persons who work with healthcare and social assistance are at higher risk of developing hearing loss, a study finds.
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