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 […]
December 19, 2022
Deaf representation in the entertainment industry

Study: Deaf representation in the entertainment industry

The National Research Group (NRG) and the Deaf West Theater recently released a groundbreaking report on Deaf representation in the entertainment industry. It includes suggestions how to be more inclusive.
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 […]
April 4, 2022
painkillers and tinnitus

Over-the-counter painkillers linked to risk of tinnitus

A study has recently been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, investigating the link between over-the-counter painkillers and higher risks of tinnitus.
May 4, 2021

Deaf, Hard of Hearing Mothers Needed for Survey about Health Care during Pregnancy

Researchers are looking for Deaf and hard of hearing mothers to participate in a survey about their health care during pregnancy.
March 19, 2021
protein in ear hair cells

Study: Protein in ear hair cells could lead to treatment

A new discovery regarding protein in ear hair cells could be a doorway to identifying a treatment for hearing loss, thanks to research.
February 24, 2021
decision to get a cochlear implant for your baby

Making the decision to get cochlear implants for your baby

While every family is different, deciding to get a cochlear implant for your baby can be difficult. Here's how we made the decision.
January 15, 2021
hearing loss and dementia

Researchers discover link between hearing loss and dementia

Taking care of your hearing as you age is more vital than ever. Researchers have discovered a direct link between hearing loss and dementia. 
December 9, 2019
mild-to-moderate hearing loss

Mild-to-moderate hearing loss can change a child’s brain

Research from the University of Cambridge sheds new light on the cognitive effects of permanent mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children.
November 29, 2019
improved hearing aids

Can learning how the brain listens in loud settings lead to improved hearing aids?

Scientists have come one step closer to solving the “cocktail party problem.” In a crowded room, the brain can easily focus on a single speaker. The brain of a hearing […]
May 16, 2019
hearing loss research

Scientists find gene for age related hearing loss

Scientists recently discovered genes causing age-related hearing loss. What are the implications for those of us with hearing loss? What other hearing loss research is already out there?
August 29, 2017
children's books about hearing loss

Study: Hearing aids from an early age benefits speech development

Getting fitted with a hearing aid early in life may be the key to developing better language skills in deaf children, according to a recent study in Australia. According to the […]
August 8, 2017
hearing loss and dementia

Study: Teen boys more likely to have hearing loss

A new study reports the rates of hearing loss among teens is stable but more prevalent in specific segments.
April 5, 2017

Is tinnitus hereditary?

A new study shows that certain forms of tinnitus – a persistent ringing or buzzing sound in the ears – may be hereditary. Men, in particular, may be more prone […]
March 1, 2017
scientists work to find cure for hearing loss

A cure for hearing loss? Drug could be ready for testing by 2018

Researchers say they have discovered a combination of drugs that encourages the growth of new hair cells, which could pave the way for tinnitus and hearing loss therapies. The team […]
February 13, 2017
waves

This is how Deaf people’s brains process visual rhythms

Deaf people's neural responses to visual rhythmic stimuli closely matched hearing subjects’ neural responses to the auditory stimuli, according to a study.
February 6, 2017

How does conductive hearing loss affect the brain?

Have you ever had temporary hearing loss, possibly caused by an ear infection or a build-up of wax, which has affected your hearing? According to a new study, “Even short-term […]