Tag: "hearing" at medical news
Brenner Children's Hospital researcher says PSA campaign about risky sexual behaviors a success
...owed the frequency that parents reported seeing or hearing
the PSAs on billboards and area TV and radio stations independently influenced them to talk with their children about sexual issues. Having positive attitudes about discussing these issues and already communicating with their teen(s) about sex also i...
Hormone linked to good hearing as we age
...evels of key brain chemicals to the quality of our hearing
as we age. The more of the hormone that older people have in their bloodstream, the better their hearing
is, and the less of the hormone, the worse their hearing
is. The hormone, aldosterone, is known to r...
First simultaneous cochlear implant operation for WA
...al in Subiaco. Danny Clarke will have two cochlear hearing
devices implanted in both his ears at the same tim...d rescue helicopter air crewman despite losing his hearing
in his right ear due to a fall at the age of 11, became permanently deaf last year after being attac...
JRRD special issue on hearing and hearing loss
...Research and Development (JRRD) is a supplement on hearing
loss, which affects 31 million Americans. This sup...ics at the cutting edge of both basic and clinical hearing
loss research and is edited by internationally renown experts in the field of audiology. Advance i...
Online ear and hearing diagnosis to break sound barrier
...practitioners to speed up the diagnosis of ear and hearing
conditions. The unique software which is expected...n 12 months' time will be a collection of ear and hearing
diagnoses and associated symptoms collated from reports published by medical experts in internationa...
Antibiotic eardrops better than pills at treating middle ear infections
...ts media (CSOM)) are a common cause of preventable hearing
impairment, particularly in low and middle income ...t to adulthood. Untreated CSOM may cause permanent hearing
loss as the small sound-transmitting bones in the middle ear become damaged. When it occurs in child...
Stanford study of owls finds link in brain between sight and sound
Just imagine listening to someone talk and also hearing
the buzz of the overhead lights, the hum of your computer and the muffled conversation down the hallway. To focus on the person speaking to you, your brain clearly can't give equal weight to all incoming sensory information. It has to attend to what ...
MRIs better at diagnosing needs for 'bionic ear' implants
...ed a "bionic ear," allows patients with congenital hearing
loss to bypass the problem and again perceive soun...ical-impulse translation, a different process than hearing
aids, which simply amplify the sound waves. Cochlear implantation is targeted to those with nerve de...
After gastric bypass surgery, important to check vitamin B1 deficiency
.... Difficulties included nausea, anorexia, fatigue, hearing
loss, forgetfulness, and ataxia, or an inability t...ntary. "It is unusual because the patient also had hearing
loss." An MRI scan showed abnormal signals in various parts of the woman's brain, indicating a defic...
Book looks at improving health-care access for disabled
...C., focuses on adults who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing
or have difficulties using their legs, arms or hands. Starting with a look at the history of health-care access for persons with sensory and physical disabilities in the United States, the authors then discuss the current situation, social and healt...
Age does not predict hearing outcomes for elderly recipients of cochlear implants
Among elderly patients with profound hearing
loss, age at time of receipt of an electronic hearing
device known as a cochlear implant does not predict subsequent hearing
ability, according to a study...
Comforting behavior mistaken for movement disorder
... comfort, like thumb-sucking." Some parents, after hearing
that their children are masturbating and are not suffering from a disorder, feel relief, but they are sometimes embarrassed. Mink said he assures parents that as their children get older and more aware of what they are doing, they can talk about rese...
Sooner is better with cochlear implants, Stanford scientist shows
...ar implants were able to meld their newly acquired hearing
capability with their ability to read lips. In oth... don't appreciate that speech is a product of both hearing
and vision, explained Knudsen, who is also chair of Stanford's Department of Neurobiology. The brain...
Hopkins study proves cochlear implants prevent or reverse damage to brain's auditory nerve system
...al nerve fibers that transmit sound and to restore hearing
by reversing or preventing damage to the brain's a...lants are up to 80 percent successful in restoring hearing
in young children born deaf, but rarely effective when implanted in congenitally deaf adults, the re...
Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development tipsheet
...used to assess the ability of older listeners with hearing
loss to understand conversations in background noi...entists compared how well young people with normal hearing
and older people with hearing
loss understand digit-pairs (2, 6) and digit-triplets (3, 5, 1) when l...
Doctors and patients should discuss use of alternative medicines
...edicines dangerous," Abramson said. "Patients are hearing
about these alternative therapies from the lay press and friends. No doubt, in the time of instantaneous information on the Internet, patients must be cautious where they gather their information." For example, certain herbal preparations interfere...
Early experience may shape our sensory perceptions
...om a single event such as seeing an ambulance and hearing
its siren has been shown to speed our reactions, help us identify objects and heighten our awareness. New research in animals suggests that it's unlikely that we're born with this ability. Instead, its development may depend on our sensory experienc...
Scientists work to discover how music training affects the brain
...om several senses, such as seeing an ambulance and hearing
its siren. "Multisensory processing has been shown to speed our reactions, help us identify objects and heighten our awareness," said Burdette. "We hope to learn which brain areas are involved in this ability and how they can be enhanced by training...
Jefferson researchers find nanoparticle shows promise in reducing radiation side effects
...certain types of systemic chemotherapy can produce hearing
loss and damage to a number of organs, including the heart and kidneys. Some other side effects include esophagitis, diarrhea, and mouth and intestinal ulcers. Only one drug, Amifostine, has been approved to date by the federal Food and Drug Admini...
Pediatricians ignore screenings that flag hearing problems in children, new SLU research finds
... referring more than half of the children who fail hearing
screenings for further tests, according to new res...he results." Halloran and her colleagues evaluated hearing
screening results during 1,061 routine doctors' visits at three academic and five private practices ...
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