Wearing a hearing aid for age-related hearing loss may help to protect the brain against dementia, a new study finds. Researchers report those who wore hearing aids maintained better brain function over time than those who did not.
Noise-induced hearing loss and hearing loss due to aging have different effects on sound processing in the brain. Researchers suggest each type of hearing loss should have its own specific treatment.
Rodent study reveals noise-induced hearing loss is associated with elevated expression of proinflammatory cytokines and microglia activation in the primary auditory cortex. Pharmacologically depleting microglia helps prevent tinnitus in mice with noise-induced hearing loss.
A newly developed audio-to-tactile sensory substitution device provides immediate and robust improvements in speech recognition without prior training for those with hearing impairments.
Researchers report hearing impairment is associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline as we age. However, the study revealed the impact of hearing loss on cognition was lessened for those who had a college level education.
A new study reports it takes longer for deaf infants to become familiar with new objects. Researchers say the study highlights a difference in how infants process information, even when the information is not auditory in nature.
Researchers report signs of memory problems in old age may be a result of hearing loss and not a neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers report age related hearing loss can increase the risk of older adults experiencing symptoms of depression. The study reports those with mild hearing loss were twice as likely to be depressed, and those with severe hearing loss were up to four times more likely to suffer depression than those with normal hearing.
Researchers report subtle hearing loss during youth may pave the way to developing dementia later in life. The study reveals those with subtle hearing loss have altered activity in the right frontal cortex.
Researchers have identified the mechanisms behind how noise induced hearing loss occurs and have shown a simple injection to the middle ear may help to preserve hearing following exposure to loud blast noises.