Max Planck Institute researchers report deaf children who receive cochlear implants are better at learning words when introduced to spoken word than children with normal hearing.
A new study reveals people with central hearing loss are twice as likely to suffer mild cognitive impairment than those with no hearing loss.
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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.
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.
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Researchers have been able to partially restore hearing in mouse models of an inherited form of progressive human deafness with the help of a small molecule based drug.
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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 signs of memory problems in old age may be a result of hearing loss and not a neurodegenerative disease.
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.
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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.
38 new genes have been implicated in hearing loss. One of the genes, SPNS2, has been linked to childhood deafness.
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.
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.