The Lancet: Listening to Music Improves Recovery after Surgery and Should be Available to Everyone Having an Operation

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Listening to music before, during, or after a surgical procedure is beneficial to patients and can significantly reduce pain and anxiety, and decrease the need for pain medication, according to the most comprehensive review of the evidence so far, involving almost 7000 patients, published in The Lancet. A team of UK researchers from Brunel University and…

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Silently Suffering from Hearing Loss Negatively Affects Quality of Life

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New hearing technologies can help, studies show. American Psychological Association – TORONTO – Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to a presentation at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention. “Many hard of hearing people battle silently with their…

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ReSound® Returns to International Consumer Electronics Show to Feature Expanded Portfolio of Smart Hearing Aids

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BERLIN – ReSound is pleased to announce today that it has returned to IFA, the world’s largest international consumer electronics show, in Berlin, Germany, to showcase the company’s expanding portfolio of award-winning, innovative Smart Hearing technologies. This year’s activities from ReSound include interactive demonstrations of the world’s first full family of Made for iPhone hearing aids,…

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Evolution of our Mammalian Ancestor’s Ear Bone — First Detailed Study

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New study shows how different stapes can be in species. University of the Witwatersrand – It has long been believed that the hearing bone called stapes, one of the smallest bones in ancestor of mammals, shows no differences between species. Now, Dr Leandro Gaetano and Professor Fernando Abdala from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies…

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Found: A Likely New Contributor to Age-Related Hearing Loss

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New nerve cell connections on sensory cells in mice could be at fault. Johns Hopkins Medicine – Conventional wisdom has long blamed age-related hearing loss almost entirely on the death of sensory hair cells in the inner ear, but research from neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins has provided new information about the workings of nerve cells that…

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Starkey Hearing Technologies and Minnesota Vikings Team Up to Promote Healthy Hearing

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SoundCheck App Allows Fans to Measure Noise Levels at Stadium During Game. MINNEAPOLIS, (September 8, 2015) — Starkey Hearing Technologies, a global leader in hearing technology, is excited to once again be the Preferred Hearing Partner of the Minnesota Vikings. Starkey will pass out free earplugs to promote healthy hearing before all Vikings home games throughout the…

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September 25, 2015 0

Gene Therapy Restores Hearing in Deaf Mice

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Proof-of-principle study takes a step toward precision medicine for genetic hearing loss. Boston Children’s Hospital – Using gene therapy, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have restored hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. Their work, published online July 8 by the journal Science Translational Medicine, could pave the way for gene…

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GN ReSound Opens Johor Malaysia Factory and Distribution Center to Support Continued Company Growth

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Company leaders joined by dignitaries, special guests in facility tour and product demonstrations. COPENHAGEN, Denmark- Today, GN ReSound®, a global leader in innovative hearing technologies, hosted an official opening ceremony for the company’s newest manufacturing and distribution facility in Kulaijaya, Johor, Malaysia. The new 5,000 m2 facility expands GN ReSound’s global production capacity and will also serve…

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Can You Actually Hear ‘Inaudible’ Sound?

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PTB has investigated the limits of human hearing (infrasound and ultrasound) within the scope of an international cooperation project. Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) – Are wind farms harmful to humans? Some believe so, others refute this; this controversial topic makes emotions run high. To give the debate more objectivity, an international team of experts dealt with the…

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Antibiotics Increase Risk of Hearing Loss in Patients with Deadly Bacterial Infections

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Approximately 80 percent of infants in neonatal intensive care units receive antibiotics known to be toxic to the ear. Oregon Health & Science University – Portland, Ore. – Seeking to stem the tide of permanent hearing loss from the use of life-saving antibiotics, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have found that patients stricken with dangerous…

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