Tag: "hearing" at medical news
Physician assistant profession ranked third fastest-growing profession
...eleased by the U.S. government confirms what we're hearing
all the time from the medical community that as the practice of medicine rapidly changes in the U.S. more employers are hiring PAs," said Stephen Crane, executive vice president and CEO of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). "The U...
Scientists raise caution about effects of HRT on hearing
...verage did anywhere from 10 to 30 percent worse on hearing
tests than women who had not received HRT, says Ro...a. The scientists used three tests to compare the hearing
of 32 women between the ages of 60 and 86 who had had hormone therapy to 32 other women who had not....
Study provides new insights about brain organization
...ea of the brain, for example, can be influenced by hearing
and touch." Wallace and colleagues created a map of the rat cerebral cortex, the part of the brain believed responsible for perception. The map was created to show how different areas respond to sight, sound and touch. They found that while large re...
Relearning to hear
... and understand speech. Adults who have lost their hearing
must somehow match the signals provided by the imp...ar implant, which allows listeners who have normal hearing
to hear sounds that are degraded and frequency-shifted in a way similar to that found in cochlear im...
Safer visual and auditory cues for elderly drivers is research goal
...consequence of the natural aging process for human hearing
to become less sensitive, particularly at high fre... When presbycusis is combined with other forms of hearing
loss, such as that due to noise exposure, the person is particularly compromised when trying to hear...
UF research adds to evidence that unborn children hear 'melody' of speech
...rs said. Gerhardt said he began researching fetal hearing
in response to inquiries from law enforcement agen...or the rumble of a ship's engine, could affect the hearing
of babies being carried by pregnant servicewomen. Gerhardt and Robert Abrams, a UF professor emerit...
Why is this year's flu so severe?
... developing other complications. That's why we're hearing
more reports of very sick infants and toddlers, and why we have been urging parents to have their kids immunized." Treanor notes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently began to recommend influenza vaccination for all children s...
Pioneering implants for deaf people
...r brainstems. The devices are designed to restore hearing
by directly stimulating nerves. Some deaf people h...inner ear. At the moment, the only way to restore hearing
to people with NF2 is to stimulate the brainstem using a non-penetrating device called an auditory b...
UB, military collaborate on design, testing of first drug to prevent noise-induced hearing loss
...ith a new weapon: a drug designed to protect their hearing
from the destructive decibels of battle. For the ...ty to take part in the fight against noise-induced hearing
loss in the military and in society in general. For researchers at the University at Buffalo's Cen...
Parents' vaccine concerns on the rise, making accurate information crucial
...ich. The doctors who treat America's children are hearing
more and more concerns from their patients' parent... percent said the concern they heard most and were hearing
more often was from parents who wondered how much children really needed all the vaccines recommende...
Many parents, teens unaware of an 'optional' but valuable vaccine
...psis (bloodstream infection). Survivors may suffer hearing
loss, seizures, mental retardation or limb amputation. The contagious disease is most likely to strike infants under the age of one--for whom the current vaccine is, unfortunately, not effective. The infection may also affect older children and adult...
The NCOA and The Epilepsy Foundation launch initiative to educate about epilepsy in the elderly
...on. "Symptoms of epilepsy can be very subtle like hearing
unusual sounds, blurred vision or sudden anxiety." The disorder often develops as a result of common health problems in the elderly including stroke, certain types of cancers or heart diseases. Once diagnosed, physicians then face the challenge of...
Brain activity abnormal in children with delayed speech
..., cleft lip or palate, developmental disabilities, hearing
loss or lack of environmental stimulation. Dr. Altman said the next step is to expand the study and develop a reliable test to diagnose language delay. He emphasized the importance of early identification of children with speech-delayed brain activa...
Hearing problems may be programmed at birth
... may cause disease in adulthood. They assessed the hearing
of 479 men aged 20 to 64, who were exposed to nois...as height, weight, exposure to noise, heredity for hearing
loss, and other medical disorders including use of drugs were taken into account. Among the conscrip...
Re-examining alcohol problems among American Indian communities
...think the average person would be taken aback when hearing
this since it contradicts the conventional wisdom." Spicer and his colleagues analyzed data collected by the American Indian Service Utilization, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors Project (AI-SUPERPFP) since 1997 from 3,084 NP an...
Hearing aid research gets federal boost
...r Ron Miles is expected to lead to a revolution in hearing
aid technology within the next four years. Preside...Americans who already suffer from or face imminent hearing
loss. That significant demographic is likely to become even larger as aging Baby Boomers move into t...
Sound helps augment poor vision for some tasks
...our glasses, try using your ears. For some tasks, hearing
can augment poor eyesight, according to research r...h.D., senior researcher. "What we've shown is that hearing
can also help people with mildly impaired eyesight and that it works immediately it doesn't take ti...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic syndrome linked to inherited birth disorder
...regularly shaped ears. Some patients have impaired hearing
and speech, malfunctioning spleen and thymus gland, or heart defects. Other symptoms: faulty immune function and degrees of mental impairment. The Significance of the Mayo Clinic Research The work is important from the perspectives of genetic couns...
Newborn screening is cost-effective in detecting rare but treatable genetic disease
...s, such as acute newborn intensive care or newborn hearing
screening," said Dr. Venditti. The current study considered the use of a recent technology called tandem massspectrometry (TMS), which employs automated technology to detect particular biochemicals in a sample of newborn blood. An abnormally high val...
What you should know about statistics
... "normal" is another common pitfall. "We're always hearing
that 'the normal temperature for today is 80 degrees,'" Utts said. "But that's the average of temperatures recorded on this date in the past." Including a range of likely values with reported averages -- for example, "temperatures on this date have v...
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