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30 November 2021
A bone conducting device improves quality of life
Quality of life in nearly all areas of life improves after receiving a unilateral bone conducting device, a study finds.
23 November 2021
Poorer physical function with a hearing loss
Hearing loss is associated with poorer physical performance and faster decline in physical function, including reduced walking endurance, a study finds.
16 November 2021
Use of antidepressants increases the risk of a sudden hearing loss
A Taiwanese study has found that the use of antidepressants increases the risk of a sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
09 November 2021
Tinnitus affects daily life
Nearly one in ten experience that their tinnitus has a frequent or constant effect on their daily life, a study finds.
02 November 2021
Hearing difficulties can cause cognitive impairments
Having hearing problems increases the risk of cognitive impairment and poorer daily functions.
27 October 2021
Children with single sided deafness benefit from a cochlear implant
Speech recognition in noise and the ability to locate sounds improve with a cochlear implant in children with single sided deafness (SSD), according to a German study.
19 October 2021
Working in certain industries can harm your hearing
People experience more hearing difficulties or tinnitus when working in the agricultural industry, the construction industry and the music industry.
12 October 2021
Many seniors have a high-frequency hearing loss
Half of all seniors in their sixties have a high-frequency hearing loss. And among those 70 years or older, three out of four have a high-frequency hearing loss, a study finds.
07 October 2021
Saxon front man Biff Byford says he has both hearing loss and tinnitus
Biff Byford from the British rock band Saxon now uses hearing aids. He says that the hearing aids have greatly improved his overall quality of life. They have also reduced his tinnitus.
28 September 2021
Increased risk of dementia with a sudden hearing loss
A study finds that people with a sudden hearing loss are at an increased risk of dementia.
22 September 2021
Physical and mental health in Chinese seniors is affected by hearing loss
Both physical and mental health of senior Chinese are affected by a hearing loss. The more severe the hearing loss, the more severe and more numerous the other health problems are.
15 September 2021
Hearing loss increases economic inequality
A study has found that the gap in income levels between people with hearing loss and people with normal hearing widens over time.
07 September 2021
Other health problems often related to hearing loss
Hearing loss increases the risk of other health problems such as tinnitus and heart disease and reduced physical activity, a study finds.
31 August 2021
Smoking diabetics are at greater risk of an age-related hearing loss
Having diabetes and being a smoker is a bad cocktail in relation to the risk of getting an age-related hearing loss, a study finds. Also, diabetics with hypertension have an increased risk of hearing loss.
24 August 2021
3% of school children may experience tinnitus
A Polish study has found that around 3% of school children aged 11 to 13 experience tinnitus.
17 August 2021
WHO: Make ear and hearing care accessible to all
The WHO recommends universal access to quality ear and hearing care.
10 August 2021
High prevalence and risk of hearing loss in some service sectors
There is a higher prevalence of hearing loss among workers in many sub-sectors within the US service sector, a study finds.
03 August 2021
Less tinnitus and depression when using cochlear implants
Cochlear implants also help to reduce tinnitus and depression, studies find.
27 July 2021
People with fibromyalgia are more likely to have a hearing loss
Fibromyalgia increases the risk of hearing loss. People with fibromyalgia are 1.5 times more likely to have a hearing loss than people without fibromyalgia, a study finds.
20 July 2021
The global costs of hearing loss are nearly 1 trillion dollars
The total global economic costs of hearing loss have exceeded $981 billion, a study finds.
14 July 2021
Brits are unaware of hearing loss comorbidities
Most Brits do not know that hearing loss is associated with dementia, depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
06 July 2021
Severe hearing loss increases the risk of dementia
The more severe the hearing loss, the greater the risk of dementia, a Korean study finds. Especially among people younger than 65 years, a severe hearing loss increases the risk of dementia.
30 June 2021
Nearly 6% of Nepalese school children have a hearing loss
Both conductive hearing loss and unilateral hearing loss are quite common among Nepalese school children, according to a study. The main causes are chronic otitis media and earwax.
24 June 2021
Users of hearing aids in China are highly satisfied
A survey shows that the Chinese hearing aid users are highly satisfied with their hearing aids and that they help them in many situations in their daily life. The China-Trak survey is the latest in a series of 34 so called Trak-surveys in which around 500,000 people have been surveyed in 17 countries.
22 June 2021
Some conditions are related to bothersome tinnitus
Higher age and a series of physical and mental conditions are related to bothersome tinnitus. Hearing loss and hearing-related difficulties are some of the conditions.
15 June 2021
Live-music sound engineers risk their hearing
Live-music sound engineers often experience hearing problems and tinnitus, a study finds.
08 June 2021
Hearing loss can be addressed
Effective and timely intervention can benefit all those at risk of, or living with, hearing loss, the WHO writes in the first World Report on Hearing that was published earlier this year.
01 June 2021
Better language development with bilateral cochlear implantation
Bilateral cochlear implantation is recommended for children with a bilateral severe-to-profound hearing loss. A study confirms that bilateral cochlear implantation results in better language outcomes.
25 May 2021
COVID-19 may also cause hearing problems
COVID-19 can result in a hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo, a study finds.
18 May 2021
Both hearing loss and vision loss are common among adult Canadians
2.7 million Canadians between the ages of 45 and 85 have a hearing loss. Nearly 1 million have both a hearing loss and a vision loss.
11 May 2021
Hearing is important throughout life
Hearing is one of our important senses. 1.5 billion people worldwide live with a hearing loss. Hearing loss has a negative impact on many aspects of life. But in many cases, hearing loss can be avoided.
04 May 2021
Unilateral hearing loss affects auditory development in infants and toddlers
A unilateral hearing loss affects small children’s early prelingual auditory development, a study finds.
27 April 2021
Long term benefits of a cochlear implant for people with single-sided deafness
People with single sided deafness who receive a cochlear implant experience long-term benefits in speech understanding, sound localisation and quality of life, a study finds.
20 April 2021
Close link between tinnitus and hyperacusis
There is a close relationship between tinnitus and hyperacusis, a Swedish study finds.
13 April 2021
First WHO World Report on Hearing
The first-ever World Report on Hearing from the WHO estimates that by 2050, nearly 2.5 billion people will be living with some degree of hearing loss. The report states that nearly 1 trillion International dollars are lost annually from unaddressed hearing loss. At the same time, investment in ear and hearing care is cost–effective.
08 April 2021
Nearly one in six in the Philippines has serious hearing problems
15% of the population of the Philippines have a moderate or worse hearing loss, a study finds. The prevalence of serious hearing loss is much higher in the Philippines than in high-income countries.
30 March 2021
Tinnitus is often more severe with a hearing loss
Severe tinnitus is more common among people with a hearing loss than among people with no hearing loss, a study finds.
23 March 2021
Many Britons self-report hearing loss
16% of Britons self-report hearing loss, a survey shows. It also shows that the average adult in Britain hasn’t had their hearing tested in 10 years.
16 March 2021
Far too many seniors live with an untreated age-related hearing loss
A Statement of Intent from professionals in the fields of ageing and hearing identifies five key areas to improve hearing care in older adults.
09 March 2021
Small children with unilateral hearing loss have problems with their auditory development
If your infant or toddler has a unilateral hearing loss, it will probably have delays in its early prelingual auditory development, a study finds.
01 March 2021
World Hearing Day 2021: Hearing care for all
March 3rd is World Hearing Day. Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate.
23 February 2021
Debate on “Hearing care for all”
World Hearing Day, March 3rd, is being marked with a Lunch Debate at the European Parliament.
16 February 2021
Noisy shift work increases the risk of hearing loss
Does your job involve shift work and do you have a noisy job? If yes, then you are at an increased risk of a hearing loss, a Chinese study finds.
09 February 2021
Substantial improvement in auditory perception in children with cochlear implants
A study documents that children who receive a cochlear implantation experience a significant improvement in their auditory perception.
02 February 2021
Lower earnings and lower employment rates with a hearing loss
People with hearing loss earn much less and have much lower employment rates than people with no hearing loss, a study finds.
26 January 2021
When tested, around one in six adult Germans have a hearing loss
When measured with a hearing test, more than 15 % of adult Germans have a hearing loss of 25 dB or greater, a study finds.
19 January 2021
Very high prevalence of hearing loss among children in Arctic Canada
23% of the children living in Arctic Canada have a hearing loss, a study finds. This is far more than among children living elsewhere in Canada.
13 January 2021
Hearing aids help with tinnitus
The use of hearing aids is effective for tinnitus, a study finds.
07 January 2021
Nine-year-old writes book about her hearing loss
With the book, Demii Wright wants to tell her story and help other children with hearing loss.
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