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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bone-anchored implant offers solution for some with hearing loss

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center are using a device that conducts sound through bone to give new hope to the hearing impaired who are not helped by traditional hearing aids.

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