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Exposure to loud noise, such as a firecracker or an ear-splitting concert, is the most common preventable cause of hearing loss. Research suggests that 12% or more of the world population is at risk for noise-induced loss of hearing. Loud sounds can cause a loss of auditory nerve cells in the inner ear, which are responsible for sending acoustic information

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Hearing loss doesn’t just mean an older adult needs to turn up the TV. It’s been linked to a range of health problems, including dementia. The latest aging research not only shows the two are connected, it’s also leading scientists to believe that hearing loss may actually be a cause of dementia. This emerging area of research has huge implications, says Frank

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There has to date been no reliable objective method of diagnosing tinnitus. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now show that brainstem audiometry can be used to measure changes in the brain in people with constant tinnitus. The study has been published in  The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Tinnitus is currently not classified as a distinct disorder, but as a

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Over 5% of the world’s population (430 million people) require rehabilitation to address their “disabling” hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organization predicts that nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide (1 in 4 people) will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, and that at least 700 million will require access to ear and

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In a narrow medical school hallway, Matt Stewart opened a large cabinet to reveal dozens of shelves stacked with wooden boxes and trays, some at least 100 years old. Stewart, tall and silver-haired, pulled out one of the trays and showed off its contents: Thin slices of human skull bones and the organs of hearing and balance they contain, stained

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