Deafness

Evil buds: Your earphones may be making you deaf, says WHO

Evil buds: Your earphones may be making you deaf, says WHO

It's not Dr Dre's fault. It may be the choices you have made.

Mar 31, 2018, 19:57 PM IST
'Spicy food challenge': Indonesian vlogger left temporarily deaf and scientists know the reason!

'Spicy food challenge': Indonesian vlogger left temporarily deaf and scientists know the reason!

The noodles Sumadiwiria ate were made with 100 bird's eye chilies or Thai chilies.

Aug 13, 2017, 18:44 PM IST
 Watching television for deaf-blind becomes possible with this new technology

Watching television for deaf-blind becomes possible with this new technology

The people, who have tried it, highlighted the advantage of being able to access information they previously could not, in real time and without intermediaries, and they have also praised its ability to transmit to Braille lines and the ability to adjust the reading and viewing speed.

May 21, 2017, 18:54 PM IST
Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Aminoglycoside antibiotics is used by approximately 70,000 people worldwide who inherited the chronic disease that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.

Feb 25, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
Women, beware! Taking painkillers can put you at high risk of hearing loss

Women, beware! Taking painkillers can put you at high risk of hearing loss

According to researchers, hearing loss is an established side effect of high dosages of aspirin, but such dosages have become uncommon over the last two decades.

Dec 15, 2016, 22:19 PM IST

Momentary deafness can occur due to excessive concentration on visual task

Researchers found that when we are engaged in a visual task, the brain response to sound is significantly reduced.

Dec 09, 2015, 20:31 PM IST

Gene therapy for deafness moves a few steps closer

Gene therapy for deafness is moving closer to reality, with new research on Wednesday showing the technique for fixing faulty DNA can improve responses in mice with genetic hearing loss.

Jul 08, 2015, 23:48 PM IST

'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.

May 04, 2015, 20:55 PM IST

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.

Nov 26, 2014, 15:08 PM IST

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.

Nov 24, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

New research could help restore hearing in deaf

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

Jun 21, 2014, 09:52 AM IST

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.

Feb 21, 2014, 20:09 PM IST

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.

Nov 28, 2013, 13:12 PM IST

Inner-ear disorders increase hyperactivity

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

Sep 08, 2013, 11:40 AM IST

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.

Aug 30, 2013, 12:14 PM IST

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.

Jul 20, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

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.

Jul 12, 2013, 11:45 AM IST

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.

Jun 21, 2013, 12:24 PM IST

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.

May 18, 2013, 15:05 PM IST

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.

Feb 05, 2013, 21:04 PM IST