Tag: "hearing" at medical news
Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells
...sing from the inner ears of patients with profound hearing
loss. "Sonic hedgehog and retinoic acid are molecules found in embryonic tissues, but not in adult tissues," said Dr. Hashino. "This suggests that treating marrow-derived stem cells with these molecules before transplantation might greatly enhance th...
RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level
...ct, now in its second year, uses eye tracking with hearing
and deaf students in a simulated classroom. The study, sponsored by the NSF's Research on Learning and Education program, seeks to understand how deaf students divide their attention between instructor, interpreter and a graphic display. Another stu...
Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database
...t history); and basic data measuring the patient's hearing
and history of hearing
loss. "With the suggested improvements to the MAUDE database, it could become a powerful, sophistic...
Orchestra pit no danger to hearing
... at the Canadian Opera Company needn't worry about hearing
loss, say University of Toronto researchers. A stu...ing debate as to whether playing in the pit causes hearing
loss. While most studies have tested noise level in concert halls, little has been known about that ...
Dartmouth researchers find where musical memories are stored in the brain
...s fascinating that although the ear isn't actually hearing
the song, the brain is perceptually hearing
it," says coauthor William Kelley, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmo...
$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital
...reatment program for children at risk for profound hearing
loss in the U-M Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology. While such programs and research efforts have made Mott a nationally and internationally-recognized leader in children's health, the time has come to build a new hospital in the interest of keepin...
Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time
...ousands disabled by spinal cord injuries, "we were hearing
stories of soldiers in the Middle East whose lives were saved by body armor, but who were returning with severe damage to limbs and eyes," he says. "At the same time, we learned of the untimely death of Christopher Reeves. It was, therefore, a priori...
Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published
...ected activity, hypersexuality, and in some cases, hearing
voices. "The disorder runs in families, and children with the illness are at extremely high risk of attempting suicide," said Martha Hellander, research policy director at CABF and co-author of the guidelines. "These kids suffer so badly, and deser...
When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing
...st the ears cause a great deal of the age-related hearing
loss in older people. Researchers are finding more...rson whose ears are in fine shape may have trouble hearing
because of an aging brain. In addition to earlier findings of a specific type of "timing" problem t...
HIV patients may be at risk of heart problems when taking protease inhibitor drugs
...iochemical signals within and between cells. After hearing
of a case of heart rhythm disturbances in a patient taking protease inhibitors, the researchers looked for evidence of other patients with similar experiences. To do this, they used the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's voluntary drug side-effect d...
Striking a chord with concertgoers to reduce hearing loss
...tion of music sound levels to minimize the risk of hearing
loss for rock concert attendees. The conclusions a... whether concert goers perceive there is a risk of hearing
damage from the loud music at concerts and whether they use hearing
protection at these venues. The ...
Trial reveals safer and simpler approach to treating children with cystic fibrosis
... The drugs can cause damage to kidney function and hearing
loss. Alan Smyth (University of Nottingham, UK) and colleagues recruited 219 cystic fibrosis patients (125 children and 94 adults) between 1999 and 2003 in the UK. The patients were randomly assigned to receive an aminoglycoside called tobramycin in...
Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine
...ded by aura, a sensory phenomena such as visual or hearing
abnormalities. Migraines with visual aura have been associated with ischemic stroke, but researchers say it is not clear whether a particular type of visual disturbance is more closely linked with increased stroke risk. Using data from The Stroke ...
Auditory screening for newborns can be successful, UT Southwestern researchers report
...S Jan. 27, 2005 Universal screening of newborns' hearing
at large public hospitals, which annually deliver ...year, more than any other U.S. hospital. Selective hearing
screening for high-risk and neonatal intensive care unit newborns has been conducted since 1986. Uni...
Clinical trial of Etanercept for Wegener's disease shows no benefit
...granulomatosis frequently leads to kidney failure, hearing
loss, damage to the respiratory tract, peripheral nerve injury, and other complications, according to Stone. Etanercept, the first of a class of drugs called tumor necrosis factor inhibitors approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the t...
Health initiatives can help peace building in the Middle East
...e 1995. In its first initiative CISEPO identified hearing
loss as an important health issue for the region a...versity and Tel Aviv University in the genetics of hearing
loss, and generated joint-publications. From this followed a project to screen and habilitate 17,000...
Hearing aid signal not clear? Then switch frequency to FM, finds UCI study
...s reason also holds true for cochlear implants and hearing
aids. UC Irvine School of Medicine researchers hav...ulation, or FM, reception on cochlear implants and hearing
aids may increase the quality of life for the millions of Americans who use these devices. Dr. Fan-...
Get ready for next generation surround sound
...hrough headphones should be indistinguishable from hearing
the same sounds live. Rapid-growth portable techn...ent of icons on a visual display). Next-generation hearing
aids programmed with the wearer's spatial filters will be able to exploit the directional informatio...
MGH researchers find way of regenerating cells key to hearing
... eventually lead to ways of preventing or treating hearing
loss. The report will appear in the journal Scien...ld have enormous implications for the treatment of hearing
and balance disorders," says Zheng-Yi Chen, DPhil, of the MGH Neurology Service, the study's senior ...
Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen
...l for Children is studying language development of hearing
infants and toddlers to establish a yardstick for ...IU otolaryngology researchers seek: What do normal hearing
babies actually comprehend? Can a child with a cochlear implant discriminate sound in the same manne...
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