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.
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.
Researchers present their findings about the acute neurosensory symptoms experienced by workers in the Havana embassy exposed to a unique sound and pressure phenomenon in 2016.
A new study reveals practicing mindfulness could help provide some relief for those suffering from tinnitus. Researchers say MBCT significantly reduces the severity of tinnitus symptoms compared to relaxation based treatments.
It has often been claimed that exposure to loud noises in recreational activities, such as at a music concert, contributes to hidden hearing loss. New research finds no evidence to support the theory that permanent hearing difficulties occur as a result recreational noise exposure.
Researchers reveal the precuneus is more connected to the dorsal attention network and less connected to the default mode network in people with chronic tinnitus.
Researchers report fusiform cells in the dorsal cochlear nucleus become hyperstimulated when exposed to serotonin. Findings could have implications for those taking SSRIs as they may make tinnitus worse in some people.