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In a study published online by  JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery , Adele M. Goman, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., and colleagues used U.S. population projection estimates with current prevalence estimates of hearing loss to estimate the number of adults expected to have a hearing loss through 2060. Hearing loss a major issue Hearing loss is a major

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In a recent study, researchers from University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, assessed the effectiveness of earplugs in preventing temporary hearing loss immediately following music exposure. The prevalence of acquired hearing loss has risen in past years. Particularly, noise-induced hearing loss has risen tremendously in all age groups, including children, teens, adults and the elderly. The U.S. National Health and

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A common birthday party favor can blow up into a problem for children--but also a bigger conversation about hearing loss, say University of Alberta researchers. U of A hearing experts Bill Hodgetts and Dylan Scott measured the noise generated by bursting balloons and were startled to find that the impact, at its highest level, was comparable to a high-powered shotgun

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Unless your hearing is tested, it’s really hard to know if it’s damaged. That’s the message of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey that found about one in four U.S. adults who say their hearing is good or excellent actually have hearing damage. Now the latest CDC  Vital Signs  report shows that much of this damage

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Scientists have restored hearing in deaf mice down to a whisper using an improved gene therapy in what is being described as a “landmark” study with “unprecedented” results. A research team from the Boston Children’s Hospital initially conducted a study with Harvard Medical School in 2015 that restored rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy. In this new

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The noise of modern life causes permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don't even suspect they've experienced a loss, federal researchers reported Tuesday. Up to now, it's been suspected that work-related noise has been the culprit behind most hearing loss, the researchers said. But about 53 percent of adults with noise-induced hearing damage reported no exposure to loud

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A study finds that early identification of hearing loss in newborn due to a disease or physical abnormality by birth may help them in better language outcomes as they grow. The study was published in the journal of Paediatrics. Researchers from the University Of Utah in the U.S. found that implementation of a state-wide screening can pick up hearing loss

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A study just published in JAMA Otolaryngology indicates that certain brain exercises from Posit Science may help patients better cope with tinnitus – a condition commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears.” The US Centers for Disease Control estimates some 15% of Americans (about 50 million people) have experienced tinnitus; roughly 20 million Americans struggle with burdensome chronic tinnitus;

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An updated clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published in  Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  provides evidence-based recommendations on diagnosis and treatment of earwax (cerumen impaction) as well as important patient information on the dos and don'ts of earwax and healthy ear care. "This update is significant because it not only provides

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Hearing loss may be linked to iron deficiency anemia -- a combination of low levels of iron and red blood cells, new research suggests. The study found that people with iron deficiency anemia have more than twice the rate of hearing loss as people without the blood disorder. The association between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia was particularly strong

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