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Advances in understanding cell death in the inner ear have opened the door for identifying investigational medicines that may prevent hearing loss. There is reason to be hopeful that additional medicines will successfully navigate the regulatory process and one day be available for patient populations.
A recent discovery found in a cave in the most remote regions of North York in Canada proves that cavemen wore hearing protection.
Gael shares a poem inspired by three interminable hours spent waiting while her hearing aids were ‘being looked at’ by technicians at the manufacturer’s offices.
All people with hearing loss have experienced the two most painful words in the hearing loss dictionary—never mind. But another question stings every hearing aid or cochlear implant user: “Have you got your ears (or, things) in?”
In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Mostafa Eldaebes, M.B.B.Ch, M.Sc, Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, takes us on a journey through time in the evolution of vestibular testing as we know it today.
You’ve diagnosed a school-aged child with hearing loss, fit and verified hearing aids, and counseled the child and parents about benefits, challenges and expectations. But is the remote microphone being used correctly? Or is it even being used at all?!
A common complaint among older listeners is that others speak too fast. As we know, raising the volume of our voices distorts speech and often leads to the complaint that we are talking too loudly. Hearing aids improve audibility but do not resolve the problems that older listeners experience
Is Hearing Loss in Older Adults Predictive of Later Development of Dementia and Does Hearing Care Modify Dementia Risk?
This paper provides an overview of the rapidly expanding research evidence-base concerning connections between hearing and cognition. It underscores the importance of distinguishing between measures to evaluate performance on various domains of cognition in healthy older adults versus measures to screen for dementia and emphasizes that correlation does not prove causation.
In my next few columns, I will explore new and exciting studies on using whole human genome sequencing as an emerging clinical tool for audiology.
Hangovers are the lingering effects of any negative situation. For people with hearing loss, this can be a Bad Group Communication Event (BGCE). Any situation involving marathon group conversations such as family celebrations, parties, women’s getaways, and business meetings that are meaningful and important, can easily sideline you because of accessibility issues.