Human Usher syndrome is the most common form of hereditary deaf-blindness. Researchers have now identified a novel pathomechanism leading to Usher syndrome.
When you live with tinnitus–the medical term for ringing in the ears–the sound never stops, but it rarely remains consistent.
Middle ear infections, also known as otitis media, affect more than 80% of the children in the U.S. In a new study, researchers have designed a miniaturized 3D-printed device to inactivate Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common bacterium that causes the infection.
Many different things can cause temporary hearing loss, ranging from impacted earwax to infections to noise damage. In most cases, the hearing loss is mild and will go away quickly. However, persistent or severe hearing loss that develops suddenly should always be investigated by a physician. Here are the most common causes of temporary hearing loss and the standard treatments for each.
Scientists have identified a natural barrier to the regeneration of the inner ear's sensory cells, which are lost in hearing and balance disorders. Overcoming this barrier may be a first step in returning inner ear cells to a newborn-like state that's primed for regeneration, as described in a new study.