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Hearing Aids Shown to Lower Dementia Risk

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the next three years, and a lower risk of suffering fall-related injuries, than those who leave their hearing loss uncorrected, a new study finds. Yet […]

Link Discovered Between Ototoxic Drugs & Hidden Hearing Loss

The term “hidden hearing loss” refers to a form of hearing impairment in which a subject presents with normal otoacoustic emissions and audiometric thresholds but complains of hearing problems such as tinnitus or difficulty understanding speech in noise. Recent human and animal studies on aging and noise-induced hearing loss suggest that hidden hearing loss may result […]

Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Tinnitus Symptoms

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can make life miserable, but a brain implant may help, preliminary research suggests. In a phase one trial of five patients whose severe tinnitus did not respond to other treatments, deep brain stimulation (DBS) diminished the ringing in four. The fifth patient received no relief, the researchers reported. No serious […]

Study Shows Healthy Diet Can Reduce Hearing Loss Risk in Women

The older you become, the more likely you’ll be to have hearing loss. Experts estimate that about one in three Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss. Among those older than 75, an estimated one of every two people has hearing loss. There are a number of reasons for losing hearing […]