January 30, 2023
brain flexibility and cochlear implants

Brain flexibility may speed up hearing from cochlear implants

A recent study published in Nature has found that brain flexibility may speed up hearing improvements for cochlear implants. The range of time that it takes for a cochlear implant to […]
January 23, 2023
hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder

Hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder

A collaborative study by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has found a link between hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individuals who are on the autistic spectrum […]
January 11, 2023
hearing loss and dementia

Hearing loss and dementia: Research confirms links

Over the last decade, researchers have been presenting increasing evidence of a direct link between hearing loss and dementia. Both previous and current research have demonstrated this link. Now new […]
January 2, 2023
how hearing works

A study debunks how hearing works

The fascinating science and study of hearing is nothing new. After all, that’s how we have such advanced technology, resources, and research. However, things can completely wipe what we’ve previously […]
December 26, 2022
Researchers prove accessibility of the cochlea

Researchers prove accessibility of the cochlea

Often referred to as a snail shaped structure, the bony cochlea safely encloses our most precious hearing capabilities. Tucked inside are thousands of hair cells that transmit electrical wavelengths to […]
December 14, 2022
Phonak site relaunch

Phonak site relaunch

Exciting changes are ahead at Phonak! You may have visited Phonak.com and/or PhonakPro.com. These websites are loaded with information, resources, and more on hearing loss and technology. The company recently […]
November 30, 2022
hearing loss athletics and mental health

Hearing loss, athletics, and mental health

Bianca Diaz is a professional lacrosse player with hearing loss. As a professional athlete, she has had to navigate athletics, hearing loss, and mental health. This past summer, she played […]
November 23, 2022
hearing loss and unsafe listening practices

Hearing loss and unsafe listening practices

Hearing loss and unsafe listening practices are on the rise. BMJ Global Health recently published a study examining the prevalence of unsafe listening practices in young adults. Their findings show […]
November 2, 2022
lipreading and masks

Study on Lipreading and Masks

When society is masked, people who rely on lipreading are at a disadvantage. Two deaf researchers looked into this phenomenon. Their study on lipreading and masks will soon be published […]
October 31, 2022
simultaneous bilateral cochlear implantation

Simultaneous bilateral cochlear implantation in children: A study

A study has found that simultaneous bilateral cochlear implantation in very young children is beneficial. Results included the improvement of social skills and adaptability.
October 19, 2022
hair cell regeneration in hearing loss

Hair Cell Regeneration in Hearing Loss with Zebrafish

Researchers are actively tackling the possibility of implementing cochlear hair cell regeneration. Some species have the ability to regenerate inner hair cells, protecting these creatures’ ability to hear. A new […]
October 3, 2022
cochlear implants are beneficial

Cochlear implants are beneficial for deaf children with developmental delays

A recent article in Pediatrics reported that cochlear implants are beneficial for children with deafness and developmental delays. 
September 26, 2022
objective way to measure tinnitus

An Objective Way to Measure Tinnitus: A Study

Tinnitus, or the sensation of ringing in the ear, affects 1 in 8 people around the world, according to the British Tinnitus Association (BTA). However, it can vary from person […]
September 23, 2022
sign languages unite us

How sign languages unite us

September 23rd is “International Day of Sign Languages.” In observance of this, the World Federation of the Deaf has a specific theme for this day, which is “Sign Languages Unite […]
September 19, 2022
inclusive community

Deaf Awareness Week 2022: Building an inclusive community

It’s that time again! September 19-25, 2022 is Deaf Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Building an inclusive community,” a crucial part of awareness and sense of belonging among people […]
August 19, 2022
hearing loss and tinnitus after chemo

Study: Hearing loss and tinnitus are common after chemo

In July 2022, the University of California, San Francisco released a groundbreaking study published in the BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care that found hearing loss and tinnitus are common after […]
August 5, 2022
waitress with hearing loss

A waitress with hearing loss is helped by the Phonak Roger On

Working as a waitress with hearing loss can be a challenge. The Phonak Roger On allows waiters to hear better with direct streaming to their hearing aids.
July 29, 2022
ear hair cells

Scientists discover “master gene” that regrows dead ear hair cells

Scientists in the U.S. have discovered a "master gene" that can regrow lost ear hair cells. This could be the start of a new gene therapy for hearing loss.
June 20, 2022
999 BSL

UK emergency service ‘Call 999’ now available in BSL

For the first time, deaf people in the UK will be able to call '999' - the emergency services number - via a BSL app on their mobile phones or online.
June 13, 2022
Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Hearing Loss

Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Hearing Loss

Justin Bieber has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by facial paralysis rash, tinnitus and hearing loss.