hearing loss depression research

UK Study: Hearing Loss May Cause Depression in Older People

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM — University of Manchester researchers have discovered that hearing loss may act as a cause of depression in older people. Those in the lowest wealth groups studied were found to have twice the risk of developing depression than those in the highest wealth groups.   Published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, the landmark…

Read More

Researcher Receives $1.8M to Study Effect of Hormones on Hearing Loss

A University of Iowa biologist has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to further investigate how a hormone may prevent hearing loss in humans. Steven Green will continue his research into how responses to progesterone will lead to therapeutics for repairing damage to the inner ear caused by noise. Previous research has shown that…

Read More

USH Society Commits $500,000 for New Usher Syndrome Research Grants

NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSSETTS — The Usher Syndrome Society (USH Society), a non-profit that uses art, educational events, and collaboration to raise awareness and funds for treatments and a cure for Usher syndrome, announces a request for applications for Usher syndrome research grants.  The “Usher Syndrome Society Translational Research Grants” are intended to support translational research on Usher syndrome in…

Read More

CaptionCall Provides Key Tips for Summer Hearing Health

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Permanent noise-induced hearing loss affects more than 29 percent of Americans between the ages of 6 and 69, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   As summer approaches, CaptionCall, a leading provider of captioned telephone service, strongly encourages Americans to safeguard against excessive noise exposure to prevent hearing loss.  There are many sounds…

Read More
dementia hearing loss vision loss

Study: Having Both Hearing Loss and Vision Loss May Double Dementia Risk

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but a new study says losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. The research is published in the April 7, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of…

Read More
tinnitus worse covid-19

New Study Confirms Link Between COVID-19 and Symptoms of Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Vertigo

by Kevin Munro, University of Manchester Some viruses, such as measles, mumps and meningitis, can cause hearing difficulties, but what about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? In the first few months of the pandemic, a rapid systematic review of COVID-19 and hearing difficulties revealed a possible link between COVID-19 and audio-vestibular symptoms (hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo).…

Read More
thyroid drug hearing loss tepezza

Increased Risk of Hearing Loss Found with New Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment

More patients than previously reported may experience hearing symptoms, such as hearing loss or muffled hearing, from a new treatment for thyroid eye disease, teprotumumab (Tepezza), according to a small study that was presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. Teprotumumab, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2020,…

Read More
apple hearing study data release

Apple Releases Data From Hearing Study, Offering New Insights Into Hearing Health

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — The Apple Hearing Study is sharing new data from thousands of participants across the US in an effort to help people better understand their hearing health. The Apple Hearing Study is one of the studies launched within the Research app that are helping democratize how medical research is conducted by giving Apple…

Read More
zoom hearing loss captions

Zoom to Make Live Captioning Free for People with Hearing Loss

The popular video conferencing platform, Zoom, announced this week that it will be making the automatic closed captioning option available for free accounts.  Hearing health advocates have hailed the announcement, which likely wouldn’t have taken place if not for the tireless efforts of people like HHTM Editor, Shari Eberts, who started a petition in April…

Read More