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20 December 2022
Study confirms relationship between diabetes and hearing loss
Diabetes is associated with sensorineural hearing loss in seniors 70 years or younger, according to a study
14 December 2022
Cochlear implants help children with Pendred syndrome and severe hearing loss
Cochlear implants are effective for children with Pendred syndrome and severe-to-profound hearing loss, a study finds.
06 December 2022
People with migraines have an increased risk of a sudden sensorineural hearing loss
People with migraines are at a higher risk of developing a sudden sensorineural hearing loss, a study finds.
29 November 2022
Better hearing and cognitive function after a cochlear implantation
Both hearing and cognitive function improve among older adults who receive a cochlear implantation, an American study finds.
22 November 2022
A spinal cord injury increases the risk of a hearing loss
People with a spinal cord injury have an increased risk of developing a sensorineural hearing loss, a study finds.
15 November 2022
Ambient air pollutants increase the risk of hearing loss
Exposure to small ambient particles and chemical substances such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide increase the risk of hearing loss, a study finds.
08 November 2022
Metabolic Syndrome increases the risk of sudden hearing loss
People who have Metabolic Syndrome are at greater risk of a sudden sensorineural hearing loss and have poorer recovery, a study finds.
01 November 2022
Close relationship between speech-in-noise hearing problems and dementia
Seniors who have insufficient or poor ability to hear speech in noise also have an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a British study.
25 October 2022
More insomnia among people who have a sudden hearing loss
People with a sudden sensorineural hearing loss are more likely to suffer from insomnia, a study finds.
18 October 2022
Vitamin D deficiency can cause hearing loss
A study finds that vitamin D deficiency is significantly associated with bilateral hearing loss at low frequencies.
11 October 2022
Nearly 15% of all people have tinnitus
A study finds that 14.4% of all people in the world experience tinnitus and that 2.3% have severe tinnitus.
06 October 2022
Adults with significant hearing problems benefit from cochlear implants
Both adults under the age of 60 and over the age of 60 with severe-to-profound hearing loss who recieved a cochlear implantation experienced significant improvements in cognitive abilities, speech perception and quality of life, a study finds.
27 September 2022
More than half of all noise-exposed American workers do not use hearing protection
53% of the American workers who are exposed to noise at work do not use hearing protection devices, a study finds.
20 September 2022
Lower socioeconomic status increases the risk of unsafe listening habits
The socioeconomic status of adolescents influences their listening habits, a study finds. Lower status increases unsafe listening habits.
13 September 2022
Constant tinnitus is linked to altered brain activity
Auditory brainstem responses (ABR) may be a possible diagnostic tool in identifying constant tinnitus.
08 September 2022
Lower physical performance with a hearing loss
Seniors’ balance and ability to walk is affected by hearing loss, a study finds.
30 August 2022
Nearly 4% of Swedish children have a hearing loss
3.6% of all children living in Stockholm in Sweden have a hearing loss and the prevalence increases with age, a study shows.
23 August 2022
One in ten French say they have a hearing loss
Nearly 10% of all French think they have a hearing loss. Of those who say they have a hearing loss 45% use hearing aids. Most of them use two hearing aids, according to the survey EuroTrak France 2022.
16 August 2022
Hypertension associated with hearing loss
Studies find that people with hypertension have an increased risk of hearing loss.
09 August 2022
An early treatment with cochlear implants is most efficient
The earlier a child with single-sided deafness is fitted with a cochlear implant the better the increase in speech discrimination, a study finds.
02 August 2022
10% of all Dutch people think they have a hearing loss
In the Netherlands, nearly 45% of those who say they have a hearing loss use hearing aids, according to the survey EuroTrak Netherlands 2022.
26 July 2022
Hearing loss affects physical ability and well-being
A Spanish study finds that hearing loss is associated with impaired lower extremity function, frailty syndrome and inability to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADL).
19 July 2022
More than a quarter of Australian workers have tinnitus
26.5% of all Australian workers live with tinnitus, a study finds.
12 July 2022
Higher risk of hearing loss in women with osteoporosis
An American study finds that women with osteoporosis have a 30% higher risk of hearing loss.
07 July 2022
New EuroTrak study shows opportunities for improving hearing care in Germany
EHIMA presents facts and arguments for better hearing care.
28 June 2022
Better hearing among black American seniors than among whites
White American seniors have a much higher prevalence of hearing loss than black American seniors.
21 June 2022
High self-concept levels among children who use cochlear implants
The self-concept levels in children with cochlear implants are at least at the same level as normal hearing children, a study finds.
14 June 2022
Working in an automobile factory may increase the risk of a high-frequency hearing loss
Nearly one in five workers in an automobile factory in China had a high-frequency hearing loss, according to a study.
07 June 2022
Use of painkillers increases the risk of tinnitus
Women who use certain painkillers are at an increased risk of persistent tinnitus, a study finds.
31 May 2022
Microtia and atresia can be treated efficiently with a bone conduction device
Hearing ability improves significantly when children with microtia and atresia are treated with bone conduction devices, a study finds.
24 May 2022
Less fatigue and more social activity when using hearing aids
A Scottish study has found that people who start using hearing aids experience less fatigue and experience an increase in social activities.
17 May 2022
More hearing loss among seniors in Northern England than in the South
Hearing loss is more prevalent among people over 50 in Northern England that in Southern England, a study finds. Especially in the ages 60-80, there is a great difference.
10 May 2022
More severe tinnitus with a noise-induced hearing loss
Tinnitus may be worse with a noise-induced hearing loss than with an age-related hearing loss (presbycusis), a study finds.
03 May 2022
Action plan could help address hearing loss and its consequences
An action plan to address hearing loss contains a strategy for ear and hearing care, making health systems better adapted to meet the needs of people with hearing loss and more funding of research on the causes and consequences of hearing loss.
26 April 2022
Better word recognition in children with a bilateral cochlear implantation
A study finds that children with a bilateral cochlear implantation had significantly higher word recognition in noisy conditions than children with a unilateral cochlear implantation.
20 April 2022
Men are at higher risk of a noise-induced hearing loss
Males are at higher risk of high-frequency hearing loss caused by noise than females despite equivalent noise exposure and age, a study finds.
14 April 2022
WHO has issued an international standard for safe listening at venues and events
Under the theme “To hear for life, listen with care!”, the WHO has issued an international standard for safe listening at venues and events. The standard applies to places and activities where amplified music is played.
11 April 2022
Online course for new respeakers and velotypists
Considering becoming a respeaker or a velotypist? A self-paced and self-learning online course enables people to educate themselves as respeakers and velotypists.
07 April 2022
One in seven adult Australians say they have a hearing loss
14.2% of adult Australians say that they have a hearing loss. This is one in seven adult Australians. Nearly half of those who say they have a hearing loss use hearing aids, according to the survey AustraliaTrak 2021.
29 March 2022
Professional musicians affected by tinnitus
There is a need for increased awareness and education to prevent tinnitus and promote hearing health among musicians, according to a study.
22 March 2022
Iron deficiency anemia increases the risk of hearing loss
A study has found that iron deficiency anemia is associated with hearing loss.
15 March 2022
Study: $15 in return for each dollar invested in hearing care
The economic benefits of globally investing in hearing care interventions are huge, a study finds. Money invested will return manyfold.
08 March 2022
10% of all Belgians say they have a hearing loss
In the EuroTrak Belgium 2021 survey, 9.4% of the participants say they have a hearing loss. 34% of the Belgians who say they have a hearing loss use hearing aids.
01 March 2022
3rd of March is World Hearing Day
To hear for life, listen with care!
24 February 2022
Debate at the European Parliament: To hear for life, listen with care
World Hearing Day, the 3rd of March, is being marked with a lunch debate at the European Parliament.
22 February 2022
Cochlear implantations pay off
There are great economic benefits to society from cochlear implantations, studies find.
15 February 2022
Eight out of ten experience better quality of life with hearing aids
Many Norwegians have poor hearing. The use of hearing aids improves quality of life. These are two of the conclusions of a Norwegian study.
08 February 2022
1 in 7 adults in the EU have tinnitus
Nearly 15% of adults in the EU have tinnitus, according to a survey. This means that 65 million in the EU live with tinnitus.
01 February 2022
Many Americans live with single-sided deafness
Nearly 350,000 adult Americans live with single-sided deafness, a study finds. 13 million have a unilateral hearing loss.
25 January 2022
The use of hearing aids lowers the risk of developing dementia
A study has examined the effect of the use of hearing aids on the conversion from mild cognitive impairment to dementia and the progression of dementia. Hearing aids help reduce cognitive decline, the study finds.
18 January 2022
6% of Koreans say that they have a hearing loss
Nearly four out of ten who have a hearing loss use hearing aids, according to the survey KoreaTrak 2021.
12 January 2022
More hearing loss and tinnitus among people with migraines
A study has found an independent association between migraines and both subjective hearing loss and tinnitus.
06 January 2022
Workplace noise harms hearing later in life
Exposure to workplace noise increases the risk of hearing loss in older adults.
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