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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2015) -- Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles. For more than 30 years, auditory fitness levels have been measured annually using an audiometry test, also known as

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WASHINGTON -- Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and Germany's Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen have uncovered the brain malady responsible for tinnitus and for chronic pain -- the uncomfortable, sometimes agonizing sensations that persist long after an initial injury. In a fall issue of Trends in Cognitive Sciences , researchers say identifying the problem is the first step to developing effective

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Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn't clean your ears with cotton swabs, as this could lead to hearing loss, damage or worst, said Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Senior Consultant Prof Dr Asma Abdullah of the Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital (HCTM) of The National University of Malaysia (UKM). Dr Asma said there are some people who like sticking a cotton

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Experts in Nottingham are investigating whether a new type of hearing test could successfully detect early hearing loss in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Hearing loss is a side effect of some of the intravenous antibiotics used to treat the recurring chest infections associated with the genetic condition. Research is now aiming to discover whether this new test could pick

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University of Toronto - Toronto, ON - A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto shows that when older adults feel negatively about aging, they may lack confidence in their abilities to hear and remember things, and perform poorly at both. "People's feelings about getting older influence their sensory and cognitive functions," said Alison Chasteen, professor in U

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Study by UCLA psychologists reveals that our senses are far from flawless. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES - Our vision and hearing aren't as reliable as we might think, according to a study by life scientists at UCLA. "Our basic sensory representation of the world -- how information from our eyes and ears is processed by neurons in the

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A survey of 337 Mass. Eye and Ear patients revealed 3 distinct strategies for disclosing hearing loss. Boston, Mass. -- Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers surveyed 337 patients with hearing loss to better understand the language they use with communication partners to disclose their disability. Their findings, published online in the journal Ear and Hearing on October 28, 2015, may

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have figured out the molecular chain of events that enables the cells to make "sounds" on their own, essentially "practicing" their ability

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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine finding holds promise for repairing damaged hearing. Hearing is made possible when hair bundles protruding from the tops of hair cells capture the energy of sound waves, converting them into electrical signals that stimulate the auditory nerve to the brain. These hair bundles are made up of individual hair-like projections, or stereocilia, which

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Using lasers to manipulate brain activity, researchers zero in on mechanisms underlying key hearing phenomena. PHILADELPHIA - Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to unexpected sounds. Now, new studies from the Perelman School

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