Hearing Healthcare News

Improving Quality of Life for Tinnitus Sufferers – 0.9 weeks ago

How would you like to wake up one morning with a sound in your head that you have no control over and might never go away? Two publications recently highlighted the interference…

Study Suggests Nursing Homes Ignore Residents' Hearing Loss – 1.9 weeks ago

Over the past decade, hearing loss has emerged as a key issue in aging and health.  The problem affects over 80% of people aged 80 and over. Hearing loss is associated with…

Hearing Loss Frequent in Heart Failure Patients – Tue, Jan 30th 2018

Madeline R. Sterling, M.D., M.P.H., from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and colleagues examined the prevalence and correlates of hearing loss among…

Study Shows Specially Timed Signals Ease Tinnitus Symptoms – Tue, Jan 9th 2018

Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears — a condition called tinnitus — and new research shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting…

CRISPR Treatment Prevents Hearing Loss in Mice – Tue, Jan 2nd 2018

A single treatment of a genome editing agent partially preserved hearing in mice with genetic deafness. The work could one day help scientists treat certain forms of genetic…

Elderly Patients with Age-Related Hearing Loss at Risk for Cognitive Decline – Tue, Dec 19th 2017

Elderly patients who experience age-related hearing loss (ARHL) may be at greater risk for cognitive decline and impairment compared with elderly patients with no…

Neurofeedback Shows Promise in Tinnitus Treatment – Tue, Dec 12th 2017

Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have found that neurofeedback training has the potential to reduce the severity of tinnitus or even eliminate it, according to a study…

Earwax Blockages Causing More Cases of Sudden Hearing Loss – Wed, Dec 6th 2017

This means patients do not need to be referred to a specialist ear, nose and throat (ENT) service for the same procedure, new draft guidance from NICE…

FDA Approves First Telehealth Option to Program Cochlear Implants – Tue, Nov 21st 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System through a telemedicine platform….

Ear Stem Cells Could Restore Hearing in Future – Tue, Nov 14th 2017

Want to restore hearing by injecting stem cells into the inner ear? Well, that can be a double-edged sword.
Inner ear stem cells can be converted to auditory neurons that could…

Oticon HearingFitness Receives Innovation Award – Tue, Nov 7th 2017

Oticon HearingFitness™, the first hearing aid app dedicated to hearing fitness, won a CES Innovation Award in the Software and Mobile Apps category.
Just like an…

Study Shows Link Between Hearing Loss and Depression – Mon, Oct 23rd 2017

Researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found a strong association between…

Serotonin Could Worsen Tinnitus – Tue, Oct 3rd 2017

Millions of people suffer from the constant sensation of ringing or buzzing in the ears known as tinnitus, creating constant irritation for some and severe anxiety for others….

Recreational Activities Not Causing Hidden Hearing Loss – Tue, Sep 26th 2017

Exposure to loud noises during common recreational activities is widely cited as a cause of “hidden hearing loss.” A new study of young adults, however, finds that while hearing…

Study Proves Older Adults Need Help with Hearing Loss – Tue, Sep 19th 2017

Older adults often choose not to seek treatment for hearing loss, but ignoring the problem can have a huge impact on their quality of life – and increases their risk of…

Starkey Hearing Technologies Announces Keynote Speakers – Tue, Sep 12th 2017

Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is hosting its fourth Hearing Innovation Expo at The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas…

Study Shows Some Newborns Not Receiving Hearing Loss Screening – Tue, Sep 5th 2017

Some newborns in the United States still aren’t getting screened for hearing loss or congenital heart disease, a new report shows.
“Newborn screening at…

Age-Related Hearing Loss Causes Clinical Communication Breakdown – Tue, Aug 29th 2017

It was not uncommon for older adults to report mishearing a physician or nurse in a primary care or hospital setting, according to a study published by JAMA…

Hearing Loss in Elderly Linked to Dementia – Tue, Aug 22nd 2017

The risk of dementia is increased for older adults with hearing loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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Hearing Loss Linked to Late Menopause – Tue, Aug 15th 2017

It was once thought that hearing loss in older women might be linked to loss of estrogen and progesterone following menopause and that hormone therapy might reduce that risk….

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