Month: March 2011

JAMA: Taste Changes, Childhood Obesity, and Chronic Ear Inflammation

Are middle ear infections and childhood obesity related to changes in a child’s taste? According to a report in the March issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, children with chronic middle ear infections can experience changes in their sense of taste, and these changes may be related to childhood obesity.

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JAMA: One Third of Cochlear Implant Patients Missed in Newborn Hearing Screening

Although universal newborn hearing screening programs appear to identify children with hearing loss at a younger age, nearly one third of pediatric cochlear implant recipients pass newborn screening, but are then later diagnosed in infancy or early childhood, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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AHAA Launches for Consumers

The American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA) has launched a new, a new consumer Web site that provides people with hearing loss and their family and friends key information about causes and types of hearing loss, as well as the latest technology that can help improve their quality of life through better hearing.

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