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August 20, 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. Read more

August 13, 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. Read more

August 06, 2019

Hearing loss is also prevalent amongst the middle-aged

Hearing loss is quite common among middle-aged people, an Australian study finds. Read more

July 30, 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. Read more

July 23, 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. Read more

July 17, 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. Read more

July 10, 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. Read more

July 03, 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. Read more

June 28, 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. Read more

June 25, 2019

New WHO recommendations for noise exposure in Europe

WHO sets guidelines for transportation noise, wind turbine noise and leisure noise in Europe. Read more

June 18, 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. Read more

June 11, 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. Read more

June 04, 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. Read more

May 28, 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. Read more

May 21, 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. Read more

May 14, 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. Read more

May 08, 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. Read more

May 02, 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. Read more

April 24, 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. Read more

April 17, 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. Read more

April 10, 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. Read more

April 03, 2019

More than half of all construction workers have a hearing loss

55% of American construction workers have a hearing loss, a study shows. Read more

March 28, 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. Read more

March 25, 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’. Read more

March 20, 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.

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March 11, 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. Read more

March 04, 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. Read more

February 28, 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. Read more

February 25, 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. Read more

February 19, 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%. Read more

February 12, 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. Read more

February 05, 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. Read more

January 29, 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. Read more

January 22, 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. Read more

January 15, 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. Read more

January 07, 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. Read more