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Over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years risk losing their hearing due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud music and other recreational sounds. This can have devastating consequences for their physical and mental health, education, and employment prospects. Ahead of World Hearing Day 2022, under the theme  To hear for life, listen with care!  WHO has issued

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Tinnitus, most often described as "ringing" in the ears even though no external sound is present, also can be perceived as humming, hissing, buzzing or roaring sounds. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus -- 2 million have extreme and debilitating cases. Worldwide, about 30

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The sensory cells in the inner ear and the touch receptors in the skin actually have a lot in common, according to a new study from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Neil Segil published in the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  (PNAS). "There are striking similarities in the development of two types of specialized sensory cells: the

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Deterioration in speech understanding when the speaker is wearing a mask mainly has visual causes. They are even more significant than the acoustic attenuation caused by the masks. According to experiments conducted by a group of hearing researchers at the medical faculty of the University of Oldenburg, the fact that we understand what a person is saying less well when

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Exposure to loud noise, such as a firecracker or an ear-splitting concert, is the most common preventable cause of hearing loss. Research suggests that 12% or more of the world population is at risk for noise-induced loss of hearing. Loud sounds can cause a loss of auditory nerve cells in the inner ear, which are responsible for sending acoustic information

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Hearing loss doesn’t just mean an older adult needs to turn up the TV. It’s been linked to a range of health problems, including dementia. The latest aging research not only shows the two are connected, it’s also leading scientists to believe that hearing loss may actually be a cause of dementia. This emerging area of research has huge implications, says Frank

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There has to date been no reliable objective method of diagnosing tinnitus. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now show that brainstem audiometry can be used to measure changes in the brain in people with constant tinnitus. The study has been published in  The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Tinnitus is currently not classified as a distinct disorder, but as a

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Over 5% of the world’s population (430 million people) require rehabilitation to address their “disabling” hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organization predicts that nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide (1 in 4 people) will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, and that at least 700 million will require access to ear and

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In a narrow medical school hallway, Matt Stewart opened a large cabinet to reveal dozens of shelves stacked with wooden boxes and trays, some at least 100 years old. Stewart, tall and silver-haired, pulled out one of the trays and showed off its contents: Thin slices of human skull bones and the organs of hearing and balance they contain, stained

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A new study by audiologists at the University of Manchester - supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) - has found that a significant number of patients reported a deterioration in their hearing when questioned eight weeks after discharge from a hospital admission for Covid-19. 121 of the adults admitted to Wythenshawe Hospital, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation

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