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
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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
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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 […]
November 1, 2016
Does an aging brain cause hearing loss

Aging Brains, Not Ears, May Cause Hearing Difficulties

  The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their ears. New research suggests older […]
January 26, 2016
hearing loss gene research

Report: Top 10 hearing loss research priorities

A group of experts in the UK have developed a list of the most urgent topics that should be researched in the field.
August 7, 2015

From A Hearing Aid To A Cochlear Implant

Wearing hearing aids is as natural to me as wearing clothes. I was born hearing impaired and as far as I can remember I always had hearing aids; they were […]
October 9, 2014

Imagining the Future of Audiology and Fitting

  Writing software is great! You get to tell a computer, a machine, anything that holds some kind of electronic intelligence, what it should do. Isn’t that great and liberating?… […]
July 22, 2014

How Exponential Growth in Computing Power Will Bring About ‘Magical’ Hearing Aids

On National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” recently was the story of a woman whose hearing problems were diagnosed at age 5, in 1993. She had moderate to severe loss […]
May 23, 2014

The Highly Reluctant Consumer And The Invisible Hearing Aid

I marvel at the changes seen in the cosmetic design of hearing aids in the last twenty years. Hearing aids are now “cooler” in design, with fancy Bluetooth and wireless […]