Category: Hearing Disorders

Hearing Disorders

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AAA Recommends Monitoring Hearing During Back to School

As children across the US prepare to get back to school, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) recommends that parents and teachers pay close attention to children’s hearing ability. Education is primarily delivered through auditory input and even a mild hearing loss can impact a child’s success in school.

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Research Shows Hair Cell Damage May Be Main Cause of Age-related Hearing Loss

Researchers examined 120 inner ears collected at autopsy. They used multivariable statistical regression to compare data on the survival of hair cells, nerve fibers, and the stria vascularis with the patients' audiograms to uncover the main predictor of the hearing loss in this aging population. They found that the degree and location of hair cell death predicted the severity and pattern of the hearing loss, while stria vascularis damage did not.