hearing impairment

Even the earliest stage of hearing loss — when hearing is still considered normal — is linked to cognitive decline, according to a study[1] from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common health disorders of aging, affecting two-thirds of those over age 70… Read more

Four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science, have been identified by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The analysis of these cells could lead to new therapies for various kinds of hearing disorders, such as tinnitus and age-related hearing loss. When sound reaches the inner ear… Read more

Chronic tinnitus is associated with changes in certain networks in the brain, a new study by University of Illinois researchers found. Furthermore, those changes cause the brain to stay more at attention and less at rest. The finding provides patients with validation of their experiences and hope for future treatment options. “Tinnitus is invisible. It… Read more

Noise exposure is the main cause of preventable hearing loss worldwide. It now accounts for more than a third of all cases of hearing loss in developed countries – and city dwellers are most at risk. A study published recently in The Lancet revealed that living in a noisy city increases your risk of hearing… Read more

If our ears are damaged and we are not hearing well, this will have two consequences. First of all, the brain will be missing the information from the ears. This is called hearing loss. Second, the brain tries to fill the gap created by this hearing loss. As a result of this, a person with… Read more