Items Tagged with 'hearing loss'


Age-related hearing loss is often ignored

Almost two-thirds of Americans 70 and older suffer from hearing loss ranging from mild to severe, according to what might be the first study to estimate the prevalence of hearing impairment in a nationally representative sample of older adults, The New York Times recently reported.

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Ear ailments are a new focus for drugs

A growing number of pharma companies are pursuing drugs for the ear, according to a recent article in The New York Times. A clinical trial recently began of a gene therapy being developed by Novartis that is aimed at restoring lost hearing, according to the article.

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Siemens introduces smart hearing aids

Siemens’ smart hearing aids, recently introduced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, promise to make the world more accessible for many people who are deaf or have hearing loss. The new easyTek™ aids are more like sophisticated wearables than traditional aids.

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New Zealand study may help individuals with hearing loss

A University of Canterbury (New Zealand) study hopes to produce results which may help people with hearing loss, according to a recent press release from the school. Associate Professor Megan McAuliffe says hearing loss affects 10 to 15 percent of young adults and more than 30 percent of older adults.

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840,000+ vets receive disability comp for tinnitus

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) has spent 2013 saluting members of the United States military and veterans, because they suffer from tinnitus disproportionately from the rest of the civilian population. For the past five years, tinnitus has been the number one service-connected disability for veterans from all periods of service and is particularly prevalent in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

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Many who heard bomb blast at the Boston Marathon have tinnitus

Hundreds of people were in close proximity to the deafening bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, and many have been treated at local hospitals for serious ear injuries. But hearing specialists say an untold number of other people could be suffering from hearing loss or ringing in their ears, called tinnitus, though they did not seek out medical help immediately.

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2015 April

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