Hearing Loss

Novel method may prevent hearing loss in kids by 50%

Novel method may prevent hearing loss in kids by 50%

Cisplatin is commonly used to treat childhood cancers but can lead to permanent or severe high-frequency hearing loss in nine out of 10 children following treatment. 

Sep 14, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
This 91-year-old grandfather of ten becomes world's oldest person to get cochlear implants

This 91-year-old grandfather of ten becomes world's oldest person to get cochlear implants

Raymond Kelly suffered from progressive hearing loss since childhood and it became so bad that people would have to write down what they wanted to say to him.

Jul 22, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
This is what cause hearing loss in adults

This is what cause hearing loss in adults

Scientists says that genetic change can cause jaw malformation which triggers hearing defects in adulthood.

Jun 01, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
Hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss in menopausal women

Hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss in menopausal women

For the study, detailed in the journal Menopause, the team examined independent links between menopausal status, oral hormone therapy, and risk of self-reported hearing loss in 80,972 women.

May 15, 2017, 00:40 AM IST
Postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

Postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

 Hormone therapy after menopause may increase the risk of developing hearing loss in women.

May 11, 2017, 00:04 AM IST
Scientists uncover Spanish painter Francisco Goya's undiagnosed illness after 200 years!

Scientists uncover Spanish painter Francisco Goya's undiagnosed illness after 200 years!

Goya's undiagnosed illness led to experts speculating that he had bacterial meningitis or syphilis, or had developed lead poisoning from working with paint.

May 01, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
Traditional hearing tests fail to diagnose hearing loss, says study

Traditional hearing tests fail to diagnose hearing loss, says study

 Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage.

Apr 21, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Ex-Australian speedster Brett Lee spreads awareness on hearing loss in India

Ex-Australian speedster Brett Lee spreads awareness on hearing loss in India

Hearing impairment is the second most common cause of disability after locomotor disability. As per the 2011 census, India has more than 50 lakh citizens who suffer from some form of hearing loss.

Mar 21, 2017, 23:41 PM IST
New lip-reading AI system may help people with hearing loss

New lip-reading AI system may help people with hearing loss

Researchers from the Oxford University in the UK compared the ability of the machine and a human expert to work out what was being said in the silent video by focusing solely on each speaker's lip movements.

Mar 19, 2017, 19:23 PM IST
Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

The Brigham and Women`s Hospital researchers found that substantial noise exposures, with potential long-term hearing effects, commonlyoccur in occupational and recreational settings and only a small percentage of those exposed are consistently wearing recommended hearing protection.

Mar 17, 2017, 09:39 AM IST
New Delhi tops list of cities with most degraded hearing

New Delhi tops list of cities with most degraded hearing

Likewise, cities least afflicted by noise pollution-including Zurich, Vienna, Oslo and Munich-registered the lowest levels of decline in hearing.

Mar 05, 2017, 10:39 AM IST
New drug cocktail may treat hearing loss: Study

New drug cocktail may treat hearing loss: Study

The researchers decided to explore whether the same approach would work on supporting cells.

Feb 22, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Children with impaired auditory brainstem function are likely to have learning difficulties and problems with language development.

Feb 13, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
Think bursting balloons is fun? It could cause permanent hearing loss!

Think bursting balloons is fun? It could cause permanent hearing loss!

Researchers have found that popping balloons can be louder than shotgun blasts and can lead to permanent hearing loss.

Jan 31, 2017, 20:16 PM IST
New gene therapy might restore partial hearing: Study

New gene therapy might restore partial hearing: Study

The new model overcomes a long-standing barrier to accessing hair cells, the delicate sensors in the inner ear that capture sound and head movement and convert them to neural signals for hearing and balance.

Jan 29, 2017, 09:01 AM IST
Iron deficiency anaemia may elevate risk of hearing loss

Iron deficiency anaemia may elevate risk of hearing loss

This finding will in turn open new possibilities for early identification and appropriate treatment of the condition.

Dec 31, 2016, 14:49 PM IST
This new test identifies 'hidden' hearing loss

This new test identifies 'hidden' hearing loss

A new test has been developed by a team of researchers that can identify hearing loss or deficits in some individuals considered to have normal or near-normal hearing in traditional tests.

Dec 24, 2016, 16:52 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
 Manipur fits hearing aid to nearly 4,000 people in 8 hours; makes it to Guinness Book of World Records

Manipur fits hearing aid to nearly 4,000 people in 8 hours; makes it to Guinness Book of World Records

Reportedly, the northeastern state made it to the Guinness Book of World Records by fitting 3,911 persons with hearing aid in eight hours at a function held at Khuman Lampak indoor stadium in Imphal.

Nov 07, 2016, 16:56 PM IST

Deaf women may have pre-term or low birth weight babies

Babies born to women with hearing loss are more likely at risk of being born premature and or have low birth weight, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Sep 28, 2016, 00:25 AM IST