Researchers have identified ten novel genes and changes in the stria vascularis that appear to be associated with age-related hearing loss.
Researchers have identified a master gene that programs ear hair cells into either inner or outer cells. The discovery could lead to new treatments to restore hearing loss associated with aging, noise exposure, or as an adverse reaction to medical therapies.
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A new regenerative therapy uses small molecules to program progenitor cells derived from stem cells in the inner ear to grow new hair cells within the cochlear and restore hearing.
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Hearing loss and epilepsy are early features of Parkinson's disease, a new study reveals.
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.
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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.
Older adults who experience difficulty hearing speech against a noisy background have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia.
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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.
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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.
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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.