Could high-pitched sounds be the reason behind neurological symptoms suffered by U.S. Embassy personnel in Havana? American scientists believe they could be the result of exposure to a non-natural source.
Feature | Health February 16, 2018
Scientists recently cured mice with progressive hearing loss using a new genetic engineering technique. What is the CRISPR-Cas9 and how could it cure deafness?
Public Health December 30, 2017
Speech problems may reflect not just less fluency and communication prowess, but also early signs of cognitive decline that could pave the way for Alzheimer's disease later on. Read on for the study details.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 18, 2017
About 34 children are sent to the emergency room each day for using cotton-tipped applicators to clean the ear. Why is it not safe to use these products?
Public Health May 10, 2017
Hearing loss in Americans is anticipated to see a rapid rise by 2060. The condition is expected to double in the next five decades and is caused due to exposure to loud noises.
Public Health March 3, 2017
A newly released federal study has found that about 1 in 4 adults who think they have good or excellent hearing have signs of hearing loss. What can be done to prevent this permanent damage?
Public Health February 9, 2017
A new study by the CDC states that almost 20 million Americans are suffering from hearing damage. The condition is caused due to excessive exposure to noise in home or in community.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017
Hearing experts from the University of Alberta measured noise produced from bursting balloons, and discovered that it can be louder than a shotgun blast and cause permanent hearing loss.
Public Health February 1, 2017
A new gene delivery therapy using supercharged adeno-associated virus restored hearing and balance in deaf mice, offering hope to about 30 million people in the United States suffering from hearing loss. How does the treatment work?
Biotech January 30, 2017
Updated clinical guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology released last Jan. 3 warned about the dangers of using cotton swabs on one’s ears, urging people to let their earwax naturally protect their ears.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017
Taking paracetamol or ibuprofen regularly over a long time is linked to increased risk for hearing loss in women. How do these painkillers compromise hearing?
Medicine December 15, 2016
Many Americans consider vision loss equally bad as losing one's limb, hearing, memory or speech, a new survey revealed. The findings highlight the importance of support for eye health research.
Public Health August 5, 2016
A new study found that one in 10 American adults suffer from tinnitus, more commonly known as ringing of the ears. Here’s some ways to treat the symptom.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 22, 2016
Single-sided deafness has been found to be closely related to brain plasticity issues, specifically a misalignment of brain hemispheres. New findings are hoped to lead to the elusive cure to this condition.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2016
There are several possible reasons behind hearing loss, and researchers are adding type 2 diabetes to the list after discovering that the condition has a connection with loss of hearing.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2016
Wearing earplugs to loud concerts or night clubs, albeit not so cool, can considerably prevent temporary noise-induced hearing loss which is rising prevalently in young adults.
Life April 13, 2016
Taking nutritional supplements may be beneficial to children with a genetic hearing loss, a new mice study revealed. The supplements may significantly slow down the condition's progression.
Life March 16, 2016
A new CDC report published in the New England Journal of Medicine stated that a number of Ebola survivors still suffered from chronic health issues for months following their release from the hospital. Symptoms include problems with the patients' muscles, joints, senses and even their moods.
Life December 17, 2015
A baby’s first word is a great milestone for parents. A new study revealed that infants’ monotonous babbling is driven by the child’s ability to hear themselves.
Life October 24, 2015
An American research found seniors with moderate to severe hearing impairment have 54 percent risk of death. Seniors with mild hearing problems carry a 27 percent mortality risk.
Life October 3, 2015
As per surveys, people with hearing loss do not immediately seek treatments due to denial, vanity and lack of information. With this, depression and dementia may result leading to poorer quality of life.
Life August 11, 2015
Mice that had defective genes replaces with working copies showed evidence of a restored ability to sense sound, researchers say. The finding could help with human congenital deafness, they suggest.
Life July 8, 2015
Mothers and fathers tend to speak in different dialects to their children, new research suggests. The two forms of speech may complement one another to improve the child's language development.
Society May 19, 2015
An upcoming app will contribute to research aimed at making echolocation a more accessible tool for visually impaired people while teaching sighted people some of these skills.
Life May 12, 2015
The World Health Organization suggests listening to music over a prolonged period could result in hearing loss. Millions of people are at risk due to the unsafe use of audio devices.
Life March 1, 2015
Our ears have their own distinct pain-sensing system to protect us from dangerously loud noises, scientists find. Novel nerve pathway is only activated when noises reach potentially damaging levels, they report.
Life February 19, 2015
A study establishes the relationship between HIV and the loss of hearing among adults infected by the virus. Highly active antiretroviral therapy was often previously related to the hearing loss of patients.
Life December 27, 2014
Everyone takes Wi-Fi for granted...except for Frank Swain, that is. Instead of simply using Wi-Fi, Swain takes it to a whole different level - he hears the sound of wireless signals.
Geek November 18, 2014
Partial deafness in mice has been reversed using a technique that could hold promise for millions of Americans affected by the disorder.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2014
Eating more fish is good for everyone but new research is saying that women particularly benefit in terms of taking care of their hearing.
Life September 11, 2014
A study conducted with rats at UT Dallas shows that loud noises for long periods of time not only lead to permanent hearing loss, but also loss of the ability to distinguish speech sounds.
Life July 31, 2014