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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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Come for the Research, Stay for the Commentary: New Study Shows Links Between Hearing Loss, Heart Disease and Cognition

by Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large Considerable research, much of it published over the past ten years, indicates that middle aged and older adults with hearing loss have increased odds of developing cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and overall poorer quality of life. Case in point, this 2018 open access article in Hearing Research provides a valuable…

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New Professional Best Practice Guidance Published for the Management of Severe and Profound Hearing Loss

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak recently convened a group of international experts to pull together current research and make clear recommendations about what best care should look like for those with severe and profound hearing loss. These expert guidelines have been published and are available with open access, thanks to sponsorship from Phonak.    Guidelines created…

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New Israeli Study Suggests COVID-19 Does Not Damage Auditory System

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been reports in the professional literature on possible hearing loss caused by the disease. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU), in collaboration with the Galilee Medical Center, finds no evidence of damage to the auditory system as a result of COVID-19 infection. The findings seemingly…

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