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Musicians less likely to suffer age-related hearing problems
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Lifelong musicians experience less hearing problems in old age than non-musicians, Canadian researchers have found. The study led by Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute in Toronto sought to see if lifelong musicians were less prone to the hearing problems prevalent in the elderly, who often report having difficulty understanding speech through background noise, what scientists have dubbed ...
Musicians less likely to suffer age-related hearing problems
Why some patients with speech disorders are able to sing songs fluently
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): After a left-sided stroke, many individuals suffer from serious speech disorders, but are often able to sing complete texts relatively fluently. Until now, this astonishing observation has been explained by the fact that the right brain hemisphere, which supports important functions of singing, remains intact. Singing was thought to stimulate areas in the right hemisphere, which ...
Why some patients with speech disorders are able to sing songs fluently
Nasal spray containing hot chili peppers may help ease sinus problems
Posted On: Aug. 27, 2011
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A new study has found that hot chili peppers, which usually make people "tear up", may help people "clear up" certain types of sinus inflammation. University of Cincinnati allergy researcher Jonathan Bernstein, MD, found that a nasal spray containing an ingredient derived from hot chili peppers (Capsicum annum) might ease the problem. The study compared the ...
Nasal spray containing hot chili peppers may help ease sinus problems
Researchers find new role of protein that causes deaf-blindness in humans
Posted On: Aug. 19, 2011
London, August 19 (ANI): A new role for a protein that is mutated in Usher syndrome - one of the most common forms of deaf-blindness in humans - has been discovered by University of Iowa scientists. The study indicated that the protein called harmonin, which is known to be involved in sound sensing in the inner ear, may also play ...
Researchers find new role of protein that causes deaf-blindness in humans
Now, a polymer gel to give people their voices back
Posted On: July 16, 2011
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Medical School, including an Indian-origin researcher, has developed a polymer gel that can mimic the vibrations of human vocal cords. The gel, which could be implanted into scarred vocal cords to restore their normal functioning, could benefit millions of people with voice disorders. Steven Zeitels, a ...
Now, a polymer gel to give people their voices back
Inner ear can 'store' recent sounds: Study
Posted On: April 8, 2011
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that vibrations in the inner ear continue even after a sound has ended, perhaps serving as a kind of mechanical memory of recent sounds. In addition to contributing to the understanding of the complex process of sound perception, the results may shed light on other fascinating aspects of the auditory system, ...
Inner ear can 'store' recent sounds: Study
Hearing loss linked to development of dementia
Posted On: Feb. 16, 2011
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older adults with hearing loss may be more likely to develop dementia, and their risk increases as hearing loss becomes more severe. Frank R. Lin, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, and colleagues studied 639 individuals age 36 to 90 without dementia. Participants initially underwent cognitive and hearing testing between ...
Hearing loss linked to development of dementia
'Watchful waiting' appropriate treatment for many kids with ear infections
Posted On: Dec. 20, 2010
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have said that for many children suffering from acute otitis media, the most appropriate treatment is "watchful waiting" instead of using antibiotics immediately. Currently, watchful waiting is recommended for children over six months of age with mild to moderate symptoms or an uncertain AOM diagnosis. The researchers said that the method could ...
'Watchful waiting' appropriate treatment for many kids with  ear infections
Secondhand smoke exposure 'ups hearing loss risk'
Posted On: Nov. 17, 2010
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that non-smokers who repeatedly breathe in others' tobacco smoke are more likely to have some degree of hearing loss. Researchers studied a total of 3307 adults aged between 20 and 69. The degree of hearing loss in each ear was assessed by testing the ability to hear pure tones over a ...
Secondhand smoke exposure 'ups hearing loss risk'
Squid studies shed light on hearing mechanisms in humans
Posted On: Nov. 15, 2010
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): New studies on the ordinary squid are providing clues about the origin and evolution of the sense of hearing. T. Aran Mooney, a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has undertaken seminal investigations into the hearing of this seminal creature in the marine food web. "Almost every type of marine organism feeds somehow off ...
Squid studies shed light on hearing mechanisms in humans
Deaf adults 'see better' than hearing people
Posted On: Nov. 11, 2010
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research at the University of Sheffield has revealed that deaf adults can react more quickly to visual cues than those who can hear well. Dr Charlotte Codina, from the University's Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics found that children born deaf are slower to react to objects in their peripheral vision compared to hearing ...
Deaf adults 'see better' than hearing people
Squid studies shed light on hearing mechanisms in humans
Posted On: Oct. 26, 2010
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): New studies on the ordinary squid are providing clues about the origin and evolution of the sense of hearing. T. Aran Mooney, a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has undertaken seminal investigations into the hearing of this seminal creature in the marine food web. "Almost every type of marine organism feeds somehow off ...
Squid studies shed light on hearing mechanisms in humans
Squid studies shed light on hearing mechanisms in humans
Posted On: Oct. 18, 2010
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): New studies on the ordinary squid are providing clues about the origin and evolution of the sense of hearing. T. Aran Mooney, a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has undertaken seminal investigations into the hearing of this seminal creature in the marine food web. "Almost every type of marine organism feeds somehow off ...
Squid studies shed light on hearing mechanisms in humans
How loss of hearing occurs with age
Posted On: Oct. 16, 2010
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have found out how age-related hearing loss may occur in humans. The discovery could eventually help physicians develop drugs to combat progressive hearing loss. James Ervasti and colleague Ben Perrin discovered two key cellular processes in mice that are required to maintain auditory function. The two proteins are ...
How loss of hearing occurs with age
Tinnitus common among elderly: Study
Posted On: Oct. 8, 2010
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new research has revealed that Tinnitus is common among elderly Nigerians and associated with treatable health conditions like otitis media, rhinosinusitis, head injury and hypertension. Nearly 36 million Americans, however, suffer from tinnitus or head noises. It may be an intermittent sound or an annoying continuous sound in one or both ears. In Nigeria, tinnitus ...
Tinnitus common among elderly: Study
Electronic circuits to 'rewire brain connectivity post trauma' (corrected)
Posted On: Sept. 29, 2010
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Experts in Midwest are developing microelectronic circuitry that could rewire brain connections that get damaged by trauma. Pedram Mohseni, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Case Western Reserve University, and Randolph J. Nudo, a professor of molecular and integrative physiology at Kansas University Medical Centre, are trying to guide the growth of axons ...
Electronic  circuits to 'rewire brain connectivity  post  trauma' (corrected)
Music played through headphones can harm hearing: Study
Posted On: Sept. 1, 2010
Washington, Sep 01 (ANI): A 24-year study of adolescent girls has revealed that music played through headphones too loud or too long might pose a significant risk to hearing. The study involved 8,710 girls of lower socioeconomic status, whose average age was about 16. Their hearing was tested when they entered a residential facility in the U.S Northeast. "I had ...
Music played through headphones can harm hearing: Study
New hope for restoring hearing loss in adults
Posted On: Aug. 30, 2010
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists are exploring new avenues for restoring hearing loss in adults. Researchers have tracked a cell-to-cell signalling pathway that designates the future location of the ear's sensory organs in embryonic mice. The scientists succeeded in activating this signal more widely across the embryonic tissue that becomes the inner ear. "As the population ages, there's a great ...
New hope for restoring hearing loss in adults
Now, a digital solution for the hearing impaired
Posted On: Aug. 17, 2010
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists in Germany have come up with a digital device that could help people who are hearing impaired. Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg work on algorithms typically used for hearing aids that can at least partially compensate for the hearing loss. The idea is that each hearing impaired person has quite specific ...
Now, a digital solution for the hearing impaired
Mobile phone use 'ups tinnitus risk by 71pc'
Posted On: July 20, 2010
London, July 20 (ANI): Here's a piece of information for those addicted to talking on cell phones - a new study has claimed that excessive use increases the risk of tinnitus by 71 percent. Tinnitus is a ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears, possible a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease. Scientists found that those ...
Mobile phone use 'ups tinnitus risk by 71pc'
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