Neuroscience

Sensory hair cells regenerated, hearing restored in mammal ear

Hearing loss is a significant public health problem affecting close to 50 million people in the United States alone. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common form and is caused by the loss of sensory hair cells in the ...

Health

Review: Etymotic Bean is one step from hearing aid

The loss of hearing can be a touchy subject. Want to find out? Try suggesting a hearing checkup for your mother, father or spouse. If my experience is any indication, you'll probably get ignored, but only after they ask you ...

Medical research

Probing Question: Can deafness be cured?

The New Orleans Saints won the Superbowl in February, and the crowd roared. Quarterback Drew Brees brought his one-year-old son to the field to experience the celebration-muffled through an enormous pair of headphones. Brees ...

Health

Small remote control for hearing aids with bluetooth

A tiny remote control now enables people who wear Siemens hearing aids to transmit audio signals from a television, phone, or MP3 player directly to their hearing devices. They hear the sound much more clearly because the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study links hearing aids to lower risk of dementia, depression and falls

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the next three years, and a lower risk of suffering fall-related ...

Health

Why most people with hearing loss don't use hearing aids

Before going out with friends, Jacqueline Cummine used to write out a list of questions about a topic—like a football game—to use as a conversation starter. That way, she knew she'd be able to at least take part, even ...

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