Is age-related hearing loss (HL) a risk factor for incident dementia? BOTTOM LINE HL diagnosis was independently associated with incident dementia when compared with no HL diagnosis, and individuals with a […]
Is Cochlear Implantation Effective for Auditory Rehabilitation Following Vestibular Schwannoma Treatment?
Hearing loss in patients with vestibular schwannoma, both before and after treatment, is known to negatively impact quality of life.
Hearing Loss: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Dementia
Diagnosing and addressing hearing loss, particularly in midlife, can help ameliorate the increased risk of dementia associated with the hearing loss.
New Imaging Techniques and Therapeutics May One Day Help Researchers Solve Hearing Loss
New imaging techniques using nanotechnology, as well as research advances in pharmaceutical treatments, may mean a wide range of solutions for hearing loss are within sight.
When Should Adults with Bilateral Hearing Loss Be Referred for Cochlear Implant Evaluation?
Many patients who would likely benefit from implantation are never referred due to poor regional access, and, perhaps most importantly, lack of established CIE referral guidelines.
Cognitive Screening at Otolaryngology Practices: Good Idea or Waste of Time?
As evidence linking hearing loss to cognitive decline mounts, researchers and clinicians are starting to explore whether automated, self-administered cognitive screening tests should be added to routine workups of patients seen in busy otolaryngology practices.
New Genetic Cause of Hearing Loss Illuminates How the Inner Ear Works
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine) in Philadelphia have discovered that the gene GAS2 plays a key role in normal hearing in […]
Men with Hearing Loss are More Likely to Be Obese
Men who suffer sensory loss, particularly hearing loss, are more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women, according to a new study published in the European Journal of […]
Do Antivirals Improve Hearing Outcomes in Neonates with Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection?
Antiviral treatment is associated with improved hearing outcomes in neonates presenting with cCMV and symptomatic central nervous system involvement.
How Otolaryngologists Can Support Patients with Hearing Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Otolaryngologists can help their hard-of-hearing patients navigate additional challenges during the COVID-19 pandmic, including worsened communication and difficulties accessing healthcare.
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