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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.