Hearing Loss

Hearing loss may up cognitive decline with age: Study

Study found that almost half of the participants had mild hearing impairment, with 16.8 per cent suffering moderate-to-severe hearing loss.

Feb 13, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

This new method can fix damaged ear and treat hearing loss

The study conducted by researchers at University of Southern California (USC) in the US demonstrates a novel way for a drug to zero in on damaged nerves and cells deep inside the ear.

Apr 10, 2018, 11:42 AM IST

Beware, smokers! Smoking increases risk of hearing loss

A new study suggests that smoking affects the ability to hear both high and low-frequency sounds.

Mar 14, 2018, 16:44 PM IST

Hearing loss may indicate memory impairment for some

Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in elderly people, affecting about one-third of people over age 65.

Feb 28, 2018, 16:50 PM IST

Heart surgery in infants may cause deafness

For the study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, the researchers analyzed neurodevelopmental outcomes in these children. A total of 75 children were found to have developed hearing loss. 

Feb 16, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

'Undernourished kids more likely to suffer from hearing loss'

Stunting, or being too short for one's age, is a chronic condition of undernourishment that often starts before birth, which is a critical time for the development of auditory function.

Feb 09, 2018, 16:57 PM IST

Breakthrough gene editing technology may prevent hearing loss in humans

The findings showed that a single treatment involving injection of the gene tool CRISPR-Cas9 cocktail prevented progressive hearing loss in young animals that would have otherwise gone deaf.

Dec 21, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

3D-printed ear implants can improve treatment for hearing loss

The technique has the potential to improve a surgical procedure that often fails because of incorrectly sized prosthetic implants.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:35 PM IST

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

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

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

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

 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!

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 22, 2017, 16:04 PM IST