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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.

Alarming! Modern day living contributes to hearing loss, warn doctors

Following the modern day lifestyle can contribute to hearing loss at an early stage, doctors have warned.

Hearing loss rapidly increases after age 90

The rate of hearing loss increases significantly after age 90 even though the use of a hearing aid remains underused by this group, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Gene linked to age-related hearing loss identified by researchers

A gene with age-related hearing loss that could help identify people for early treatment as well as lead to a possible prevention has been identified by a team of researchers.

Brain area that adapts to hearing loss identified

A specific part of the brain that older adults rely on to differentiate speech sounds in background noise has been identified in a move that could revolutionise the treatment of hearing loss, reveal researchers.

The sooner babies get cochlear implants, the better

Infants with profound hearing loss, who received cochlear implants to improve their hearing, soon babbled as often as their hearing peers, allowing them to catch up developmentally.

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.

1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss: WHO

Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at nightclubs, bars and sporting events, the WHO has warned.

1 billion young at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO

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Geneva: World Health Organization said today that more than one billion young people are at risk risk of hearing loss through listening to loud music.

One billion young at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

1st world congress on ear and hearing care kicks off in Delhi

The first World Congress on Ear and Hearing Care began here Thursday with its focus on reducing avoidable hearing impairment by 90 per cent by 2030.

Music beats beneficial for cochlear implant users

People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music and this may even help improve their understanding and use of the spoken language, researchers say.

Now, 'modified' common antibiotic may beat risk of hearing loss

Researchers have developed a modified version of an aminoglycoside, the most commonly used class of antibiotics worldwide, that may eliminate the risk of hearing loss.

New antibiotic could curb hearing loss

A new version of a common antibiotic could eliminate the side effects associated with the drug - risk of hearing loss and kidney damage, a new research has found.

HIV infection linked to hearing problems: Study

Adults with HIV may have poorer hearing than those who are not infected with the disease, a US study said Friday.

Advanced hearing aids distort music more

The more advanced an hearing aid is today, the worse experience it would offer to music lovers who use such aids, says a study.

Drug to restore hearing loss being developed

Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal ageing, a research found.

Tinnitus patients process emotions differently

Patients with persistent ringing in their ears - a condition known as tinnitus - process emotions differently in the brain compared to those with normal hearing, says a study.

New research could help restore hearing in deaf

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

Electrical pulses from cochlear implants may help regrow auditory nerves

There is some good news for people suffering from hear loss as researchers have found a way to use electrical pulses from cochlear implants to deliver new genes into the ear and regrow damaged auditory nerves.