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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

Class 3 boy loses hearing ability after being thrashed by teacher

A Class 3 student lost hearing ability in his right ear after his mathematics teacher in Delhi`s Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir allegedly slapped him.

Jan 14, 2018, 10:26 AM 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

Are your kids showing an interest in a musical instrument? Encourage them to learn! - This is why

Further, the research also revealed an adaptation in musicians' brain areas responsible for controlling hand movement.

Jul 30, 2017, 11:02 AM 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

Silkworms could help repair damaged eardrums, say Australian researchers

The device named 'ClearDrum', developed by a team of researchers, based in Melbourne and Perth, is similar in appearance to a contact lens which a recipient's cells can grow on, Xinhua news agency reported.

May 29, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

Grey matter is found in regions of the brain responsible for muscle control, sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. 

May 27, 2017, 01:11 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

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

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 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

Aircel-Maxis deal: ED moves SC against court order discharging Maran brothers

Hearing over Aircel-Maxis deal in SC. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Feb 03, 2017, 16:12 PM IST

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

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

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

Hearing disabilities is linked to brain, not ears

This research brings together the fields of hearing and speech science, neuroscience and cognitive science, electrical engineering, biology, and systems science.

Oct 19, 2016, 16:23 PM IST

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.

Sep 21, 2016, 00:49 AM IST