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.

Hearing loss affects personality among elderly

Hearing loss among old people leaves a deep impact in their personality as well, research finds.

DNA therapy boon for people with hearing loss

In a significant discovery, researchers have used DNA therapy to improve cochlear implant functionality in lab mice that holds great promise for humans with hearing problems.

Sleep machines harming your kid`s hearing?

Do you use a sound machine for your baby`s good night`s sleep? Beware! The noise machines designed to help a baby sleep could cause hearing loss after prolonged exposure, a new study claims.

Why people lose hearing as they age

Researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging have found that as the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss.

Hearing loss may lead to depression, suicidal tendency

With hearing loss and deafness leading to severe depression in nearly eight percent patients and nearly four percent of them acquiring suicidal tendencies, experts Saturday called for mandating hearing screening of newborns for early identification of the malady.