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Approximately 430 million people globally suffer from disabling hearing loss, and in the United States alone, around 37.5 million adults report difficulty hearing. Hearing loss can occur when any part of the ear or the nerves that transmit sound to the brain do not function properly. For example, damage to the hair cells in the inner ear can lead to

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A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that older adults with greater severity of hearing loss were more likely to have dementia, but the likelihood of dementia was lower among hearing aid users compared to non-users. The findings, from a nationally representative sample of more than 2,400 older adults, are consistent

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A cross-disciplinary team of researchers in the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has discovered hearing impairment in a preclinical model of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More specifically, the researchers report in the  Journal of Neuroscience  that they observed mild hearing loss and defects in auditory nerve function. Closer examination of the nerve tissue revealed

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A game-based test that detects hearing loss in children has recently been awarded a European innovation medal. Both the test and the technology behind it have been developed by Norwegian researchers. The project 'I Hear You' is a collaborative effort involving the Norwegian science institute SINTEF, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and two local partner organizations in

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Patients with mitochondrial disease may develop a wide range of symptoms, including sensorineural hearing loss likely due to dysfunctional energy production in the inner ear. In a retrospective study, researchers from the Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Lund University in Sweden determined the prevalence, severity, and timing of onset for hearing loss across different genetic subtypes

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