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Researchers Treat Noise-induced Hearing Loss with Saline

A new study from Keck Medicine of USC links this type of inner ear nerve damage to a condition known as endolymphatic hydrops, a buildup of fluid in the inner ear, showing that these both occur at noise exposure levels people might encounter in their daily life.

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NIDCD to Hold Virtual Lecture on Auditory Research June 17

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, in a virtual lecture open to all staff and the public, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) staff scientist Tracy Fitzgerald, PhD, CCC-A, will discuss tests in mouse models that are used to support NIDCD research on the diagnosis and monitoring of hearing loss,

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HIA Releases Results of Hearing Loss Survey

New research announced by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) reveals that 4 out of 5 Americans consider hearing loss serious, but ignoring the problem is more common than you may think. Fewer than 16% of adults ages 20-69 who need a hearing aid use one. That number almost doubles to 30% for adults over age 70 who need a hearing aid but don’t use one, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

‘Molecular Handshake’ Between Tip Links in Ear Essential to Hearing, Balance

We hear sounds in part because tiny filaments inside our inner ears help convert voices, music, and noises into electrical signals that are sent to our brains for processing. Now, scientists have mapped and simulated those filaments at the atomic level, a discovery that shed lights on how the inner ear works and that could help researchers learn more about how and why people lose the ability to hear.

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Adverse Childhood Communication Experiences May Be Associated with Increased Risk for Chronic Disease

The study notes that two forms of early life toxic stress that can potentially impact the health of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing are language deprivation (insufficient access to direct child–caregiver communication during the critical period of language development) and communication neglect (ongoing or recurrent exclusion from indirect family communication and incidental learning).

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