'BAHA emerging as best treatment for single side deafness'

The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is fast emerging as the perfect treatment for patients suffering from single side deafness in India, doctors said here on Monday.

Early deafness diagnosis improves teenagers' reading skills

 Early detection of deafness in babies is linked to better reading skills later in their lives, says a new research.

How flawed gene can cause deafness

Researchers have found how mutations in a gene called Tmie can cause deafness from birth, suggesting new avenues for therapies aimed at restoring hearing.

New research could help restore hearing in deaf

Researchers have said that a new research can help them hear.

Cure for deafness comes closer to reality

A new research can bring out the cure for deafness! Earlier it was believed by scientists and doctors that the sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear cannot be replaced once they`re lost. But according to this research conducted on newborn mice ,the supporting cells in the ear can turn into hair cells.

1 mn deaf children in India awaiting medical aid: Natarajan

Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today said a holistic effort by government, medical fraternity and others would help in propagating the technology for the benefit of such kids.

Inner-ear disorders increase hyperactivity

A new study has found that inner-ear dysfunction can directly cause neurological changes that increases hyperactivity.

Going deaf from earphones may soon be history for noise junkies

Scientists have discovered a compound that could help keep the ear safe from noise-related damage.

Potential treatment for deafness and loss of balance found

Kansas State University researchers have experimented with a groundbreaking project that has potential to treat human deafness and loss of balance.

People going deaf by blaring music from headphones

Hearing loud and blasting music through headphones is causing hearing loss among a wide range of people, a new poll has found.

Nearly all genetic causes of deafness could be identified soon

Researchers believe that most of the variant genes responsible for deafness will be identified over the next decade and such knowledge will lead to the development of practical treatments.

Five deaf, mute orphan girls raped at NGO in Jaipur

Five deaf and mute orphan girls were allegedly raped and beaten by staff at a residential school run by an NGO in Kanota area.

Now, a genetic patch that may restore hearing

Scientists claim to have developed a new tiny `genetic patch` that may prevent a form of deafness which runs in families.

Now, an implant to treat impaired hearing in deaf

Functionally deaf patients can now gain normal hearing with a new implant that replaces the middle ear, scientists claim.

Gene that causes deafness pinpointed

Researchers have discovered a new genetic mutation responsible for deafness and hearing loss associated with Usher syndrome type 1.

Earphone noise can damage nerve cells

Headphones on personal music players can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness.

DRDO develops low cost hearing device

The cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device.

DRDO develops low cost hearing device

The cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device.

Study links sleep apnea and sudden deafness

Sudden hearing loss might be tied to an underlying sleep disorder that interrupts breathing.

Harnessing stem cells to prevent hearing loss

Researchers found that in some cases hearing begins to decline when fibrocytes, cells in the inner ear which usually manage levels of potassium and sodium, start to degenerate.