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Testing hearing by looking at the eyes

Testing hearing by looking at the eyes

New research introduces an innovative hearing test that may help people who are unable to respond, such as babies or people who have had a stroke. The new test relies on measuring the dilation of an individual’s pupils. Share on PinterestMeasuring the dilation of a person’s pupil may indicate whether they can hear or not. […]

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Ring in the New Year Without Ringing in Your Ears

Ring in the New Year Without Ringing in Your Ears

Latest Hearing News TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ringing in the new year shouldn’t be a deafening experience, so protect your hearing, experts advise. Loud music, fireworks, party horns, kazoos and other noisemakers can all help usher in 2020 with a blast, but can also cause ringing in your ears or even permanent […]

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Routine Ear Wax ‘Flush’ Leaves Woman’s Face Paralyzed

Routine Ear Wax ‘Flush’ Leaves Woman’s Face Paralyzed

Latest Hearing News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In what doctors say is an extremely rare occurrence, a woman in her 70s went to her doctor to have impacted ear wax removed and wound up with permanent paralysis in her face. The case report was described by British physicians […]

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Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise

Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise

People who play sports appear to have an enhanced ability to process sounds from their environment, according to new research. Share on PinterestAthletes’ brains may be better at processing the sensory environment, new research suggests. Scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, measured brain activity relating to sound processing in athletes and nonathletes. They found […]

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Playing Sports Might Sharpen Your Hearing

Playing Sports Might Sharpen Your Hearing

Latest Hearing News MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Playing sports may improve the brain’s ability to process sounds, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people who struggle with hearing, researchers report. “No one would argue against the fact that sports lead to better physical fitness, but we don’t always think […]

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Ear Infections: ‘Breakthrough’ Ear Tube Surgery Tula Approved

Ear Infections: ‘Breakthrough’ Ear Tube Surgery Tula Approved

Latest Hearing News By Peter Schelden on 11/27/2019 2:28 PM Source: MedicineNet Health News Young children with recurring ear infections may soon have a new surgical option following the FDA approval of a breakthrough ear tube system. The Tubes Under Local Anesthesia (Tula) System, approved Monday, will be the first surgical ear tube option for […]

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Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the Ears

Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the Ears

Latest Hearing News FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being a musician might be hard on your hearing, new British research suggests. Those in the music industry have a much higher risk of tinnitus than people who work in quieter settings, a new study finds. People with tinnitus hear ringing, buzzing or whistling noises […]

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Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: Study

Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: Study

Latest Hearing News MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can make life miserable, but a brain implant may help, preliminary research suggests. In a phase 1 trial of five patients whose severe tinnitus did not respond to other treatments, deep brain stimulation (DBS) diminished the ringing in four. The […]

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Why are harsh sounds so unbearable for the human brain?

Why are harsh sounds so unbearable for the human brain?

Most, if not all, of us find harsh noises, such as those that car alarms make, difficult to bear. New research looks at what happens in the brain during exposure to these auditory stimuli. Harsh noises activate brain regions that play a role in pain and aversion, a new study has found. Grating noises, such […]

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Water in Your Ear After a Swim? Here’s How to Get It Out

Water in Your Ear After a Swim? Here’s How to Get It Out

By Karina Lichtenstein on 09/24/2019 12:09 PM Latest Hearing News Source: MedicineNet Health News Swimming is one of the best parts of summer. Splashing around in the pool or ocean is a great way to beat the heat and have fun with your friends and family … until you get water in your ear. “The […]