Researchers have created an atlas representing changes in the levels of RNA made in different cell types in the ear following noise-induced hearing loss. They also discovered certain FDA-approved medications for diabetes and other disorders may protect against noise-related hearing loss.
Hearing loss was associated with an increased risk of depression in older adults. Those of lower socioeconomic status were twice as likely to report symptoms of depression. However, using hearing aids helped alleviate symptoms of depression.
Temporal sound processing can be maintained in mouse models of congenital hearing loss with exposure to broadband sounds embedded with pauses, a new study reports.
Listening to music on headphones or earbuds at 50% volume for an hour a day can have a detrimental impact on a young person's auditory health, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified several novel functional mechanisms related to the inner hair cells of the ear. The findings may upend numerous longstanding theories about the working anatomical organization and workings of the ear, as well as provide new avenues for the development of technologies to improve hearing.
The prevalence of depression and anxiety was between 2 and 2.56 higher in women experiencing sensory loss than men. Sensory loss was categorized as hearing loss, visual problems, or dual sensory loss.
Study reveals grammar is evident and widespread in communication based on tactile interaction. The findings reveal that if one or more linguistic channel is unavailable, such as hearing or vision, structures will find another way to create formal categories.
EEG and AI technology can directly decode the direction in which people are listening from brainwaves alone, without having to link them to direct sounds.
Researchers propose an alternative mechanism to explain the link between hearing loss and dementia. The study sheds light on the role of the medial temporal lobe in auditory cognition.
Deterioration in hearing and persistent tinnitus may be another feature of COVID-19 infection, researchers report. A significant number of patients reported hearing loss and other auditory problems eight weeks after being discharged from hospital for coronavirus. Researchers say it is possible COVID-19 could damage parts of the auditory system, resulting in hearing loss.