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Patients with mitochondrial disease may develop a wide range of symptoms, including sensorineural hearing loss likely due to dysfunctional energy production in the inner ear. In a retrospective study, researchers from the Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Lund University in Sweden determined the prevalence, severity, and timing of onset for hearing loss across different genetic subtypes

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Screening programs for childhood hearing loss need to become better at collecting data and measuring outcomes in order to increase quality, such as improving the percentage of follow-ups, a new thesis from Karolinska Institutet reports. One in 500 infants have a permanent hearing loss, which can affect the development of their spoken language. Spoken language sets the stage for reading,

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Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have revealed, for the first time and in near-atomic detail, the structure of the key part of the inner ear responsible for hearing. “This is the last sensory system in which that fundamental molecular machinery has remained unknown,” said senior author  Eric Gouaux, Ph.D. , senior scientist with the OHSU Vollum Institute and a Howard

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Published in the journals  Ear and Hearing  and  Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics , the research led by Dr Laurence McKenna from University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and Dr Liz Marks, from Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, found that Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) helps to significantly reduce the severity of tinnitus compared to relaxation-based treatments,

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According to the World Health Organization, over 55 millionTrusted Source people live with dementia globally, with 10 million new cases diagnosed each year. Studies showTrusted Source that the brain undergoes functional and structural changes years before the onset of cognitive impairment. Other research indicatesTrusted Source that metabolic factors such as diabetes, dyslipidemia (having blood lipid levels that are too high or low), and high blood pressure

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Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are exploring new methods to investigate why an antibiotic causes hair cell death and permanent hearing loss in humans. In a study that was published in the journal  Developmental Cell , the researchers described how they identified the autophagy pathway in hair cells that is connected to the permanent hearing loss caused by the antibiotic

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A well-known imaging test that radiologists use to monitor blood flow from the heart may soon be deployed to pinpoint what part of the ear is experiencing age-related hearing loss. Robert Frisina, distinguished university professor and chair of the USF Department of Medical Engineering, is working with Moffitt Cancer Center to develop cutting-edge imaging that more accurately identifies problem areas.

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National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered a specific network of proteins that is necessary to restore hearing in zebrafish through cell regeneration. The study, led by investigators at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), may inform the development of treatments for hearing loss in humans. The findings were published in  Cell Genomics . Although hair cell loss cannot

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According to the World Health Organization, 1.6 billion people across the globe are living with hearing loss. Much of that is preventable, stemming from excessive noise, untreated ear infections, and exposure to ototoxic chemicals. About half of youth and young adults are at risk for hearing loss due to recreational noise exposure. Careful monitoring can create better outcomes for patients

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According to recent Baycrest research, adults without dementia risk factors like smoking, diabetes, or hearing loss had brain health comparable to that of those who are 10 to 20 years younger than them. According to the research, only one dementia risk factor can age a person’s cognition by up to three years. “Our results suggest lifestyle factors may be more

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