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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…

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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).…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Study Finds Self-Reported Hearing Loss Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — A six-year study of older Australians in the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) Sydney Memory and Ageing Study has uncovered an association between the impact of hearing loss on cognitive abilities and increased risk for dementia. In Australia, hearing loss affects 74% of people aged over 70. International studies estimate that…

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Face Masks Inhibit Communication for 95 Percent of People with Hearing Loss, New Survey Finds

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND & LONE TREE, COLORADO — Ninety-five percent of people living with hearing loss in the United States say masks and facial coverings impact their ability to communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has also heightened levels of anxiety, social isolation and other mental health-related effects among nearly half of the nation’s hearing loss community.1 This is according to…

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Purifying Gentamicin Could Reduce Risk of Hearing Loss

A Stanford Medicine-led study has found that a subtype of popular antibiotic could pose a reduced hearing loss risk, but still be effective at fighting off bacterial infections. An article discussing the promising new research recently appeared on the Stanford Medicine website. Gentamicin is used in U.S. hospitals to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including…

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Nuheara Signs 3 Year Manufacture and Supply Agreement With HP; Raises $11.5M to Accelerate Company Growth

PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Nuheara Limited (ASX: NUH) has announced that it has received binding commitments to raise $11.5 million before costs through an oversubscribed placement of 287.5 million new fully paid ordinary shares sat an issue price of $0.04 per share. The company’s record sales and collections through the current financial year, supported by the…

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Scientists Develop Innovative New Gene Therapy for Hearing Loss

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear. The genetic material “replaces” the genetic defect and enables the cells to continue functioning normally. The scientists were able to prevent the gradual deterioration of hearing in mice that…

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