May 8, 2020
impact of hearing loss on mental health

Study: The impact of hearing loss on mental health

Addressing hearing problems always leads to a happier and healthier life, according to a study that evaluates the impact of hearing loss on mental health.
January 21, 2020
learning foreign language with hearing loss

Studying a foreign language with hearing loss

Taking a foreign language in school is more difficult for some. Ellie Parfitt offers tips for studying a foreign language with hearing loss.
May 29, 2018
hearing loss for women

Study: A healthy diet can decrease risk of hearing loss for women

A new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that women can decrease their risk of hearing loss by eating a healthy diet.  The study is called Adherence to Healthful […]
January 17, 2018
Can hearing loss make you less empathic?

Can hearing loss make you less empathic?

When we think of using our hearing aids, we tend to think of clarity, loudness and sensitivity. We home in on hearing the words spoken to us clearly, so that […]
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 10, 2017

Study: Gene therapy used to restore function of inner ear hair cells

Researchers say they have successfully restored the functionality of damaged inner ear hair cells, which could pave the way for treating newborn babies with congenital hearing loss. “Researchers used a […]
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 9, 2017

Study: 1 in 4 adults in U.S. may have hearing loss

“Noise is the most common modifiable environmental cause of hearing loss among young and middle-aged adults, according to a new 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 […]
September 29, 2016
tinnitus gene prevention

Study: Gene to ‘turn off’ Tinnitus found

  Researchers in Sweden have discovered a gene that may be used to prevent tinnitus, according to Science Daily. Researchers studied a ‘glutamate transporter’– a protein that removes glutamate where neural […]
July 28, 2016

Study: Risky listening habits causing tinnitus in teens

An alarming number of young people are experiencing tinnitus from being exposed to loud music.
June 3, 2016
Meaningful sounds could improve hearing health

Study: Meaningful sounds could improve hearing health

A conversation with a loved one or hearing the laugh of a child, may play a larger role in one’s overall hearing health, according to a new study. Hearing sounds that […]
March 29, 2016
Study: Genetic hearing loss could be delayed with antioxidants

Study: Antioxidants could delay genetic hearing loss

Taking vitamins and antioxidants may help prevent genetic hearing loss in children, according to new research. The researchers studied mice with a connexin 26 gene deletion – a common gene […]
February 17, 2016

Can multi-tasking cause momentary deafness?

Have you ever been accused of having ‘selective hearing’ or ‘selective deafness’ – people saying that you can hear them when you want to, but not when you don’t? Well, […]
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.
January 19, 2016

The best way to talk about your hearing loss

People with hearing loss often talk about it in three ways: basic disclosure, nondisclosure and multipurpose disclosure.