Can Drugs Regenerate Hair Cells In Your Ear?

Hair cells are essential to hearing, but once damaged they cannot regrow, causing hearing loss. In fact, damaged hair cells are one of the leading causes of hearing loss in the United States. Now an exciting new discovery by researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts Eye and

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The Effects of Smoking on a Newborn’s Hearing

The dangers of smoking to pregnant women and their babies are well documented1. They can include premature and low birthweight babies, miscarriage and increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). New information recently published in Science Daily2 indicates that smoking may impact a child’s hearing, as well. New research

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Hearing Aid Advancements You Need to Know About

It’s always a good thing when there are positive developments in the world of audiology. This month saw two reports that we want to share with you. Researchers say they are getting closer to developing cognitively-controlled hearing aids Scientists say that the rate of hearing impairment in teens may be

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Bilateral Tinnitus Is Hereditary

Tinnitus affects nearly 50 million Americans. For nearly 20 million people, it is a chronic condition with little relief and two million people are debilitated by extreme cases of it. According to the American Tinnitus Association, tinnitus is usually described as a ringing in the ears but can manifest as

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What You Need to Know About Presbycusis

Presbycusis is the gradual loss of hearing due to age. The National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) says it affects approximately one in every three people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 74 and is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults.

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