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Research team first to identify hearing and deaf infants process information differently

Source: Medical Xpress

Differences in cognitive development between hearing and deaf children start in infancy, according to new research by The Ohio State University College of Medicine published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

Hearing Loss Under-Researched in Older Adults

Source: Medscape

Hearing loss research in older adults lags far behind that in children, researchers report.

Is ear candling safe or effective?

Source: Medical News Today

Ear candling is an unsafe and unproven practice during which a person inserts a lit candle into their ear. The heat from the candle is supposed to draw earwax and other impurities out of the ear.

Hearing-related problems common among preschool teachers

Source: Science Daily

Seven out of ten female preschool teachers suffer from sound-induced auditory fatigue, one out of two has difficulty understanding speech and four out of ten become hypersensitive to sound. This is a considerably higher share than among women in general and also higher than in occupational groups exposed to noise, according to research.

Preventing hearing damage during summer activities

Source: Medical Xpress

For many, summer means the sweet sounds of live concerts, fireworks, lawnmowers and splashing water. To optimize the fun summer sounds, here are some preventative measures to protect your hearing during these outdoor activities.

Vertigo may worsen odds of recovery in sudden hearing loss

Source: Medical Xpress

(HealthDay)—For patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), vertigo may be negatively associated with recovery of hearing, according to a review published online June 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

New project to help tackle tinnitus

Source: Medical News Today

Anglia Ruskin University has launched a new internet-based project to help people suffering from a distressing and debilitating hearing-related condition, known as tinnitus.

Scientists identify proteins crucial to loss of hearing

Source: Medical News Today

Almost 40 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Right now, there is no way to reverse this condition, largely because auditory hair cells, which sense sound and relay that information to the brain, do not regenerate.

House of Hearing Audiology Clinic Publishes a Short Guide to Hearing Aid Care

Source: Press Release Rocket

To maximize life and to ensure top performance, hearing aids need to be maintained and cared for on a consistent basis. To help patients in this regard, House of Hearing Clinic has published a short guide titled Tips For Taking Care of Your Hearing Aids.

Two New Oticon Medical Products Gain FDA Clearance

Source: Audiology World news

New Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS) and Ponto BHX Implant: two new Oticon Medical offerings by Oticon Medical cleared now for marketing in the US.

ASHA defends the added value of hearing aid specialists

Source: Audiology World news

In an open letter, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) has defended the role of audiologists in providing balanced individualized care to people with hearing loss.

Canada: ground-breaking bone-anchored CI-surgery

Source: Audiology World news

CBC news reports on a ground-breaking bone-anchored hearing aid surgery technique that is far less invasive than conventional methods and that is expected to significantly reduce recovery time.