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Research Shows Turning Down Music Won’t Impact Your Fitness Routine

Turning down the music at your fitness classes won’t affect the intensity of your workout, researchers say. It’s common for fitness instructors to crank up the volume — sometimes to levels loud enough to damage hearing — because they think it will help students work harder. But researchers at the University of Maryland School of […]

Study Shows Hearing Loss Linked to Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment

New research shows teprotumumab, the only FDA-approved treatment for thyroid eye disease (TED), may lead to more frequent instances of hearing loss or muffled hearing than previously thought. Study results were presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, which took place from March 20-23, 2021. Teprotumumab is a targeted inhibitor of the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor that is administered to […]

WHO Estimates a Rise in Hearing Loss by 2050

Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, released today. At least 700 million of these people will require access to ear and hearing care and other rehabilitation services […]

Research Shows Hearing Loss Considered Serious by Most Americans

Do you know someone who has trouble hearing but isn’t addressing it? Is that someone you? New research from the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) reveals that four out of five Americans consider hearing loss serious, but ignoring the problem is more common than you may think. Fewer than 16% of adults ages 20-69 who need […]

Study Shows Gap in Hearing Testing for Older Adults

Eighty percent of Americans over 50 say their primary care doctor hasn’t asked about their hearing in the past two years, and nearly 77% haven’t had their hearing checked by a professional in that same time, according to a new national poll report. That’s despite a growing body of evidence about the importance of hearing […]

Chemotherapy Drug Leads to Potential Hearing Loss Breakthrough

Researchers at the Creighton University School of Medicine have identified a drug that can protect against hearing loss in mice, and they think it can work in humans, too. The best part: It’s a drug already on the market. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances,1 are a potential breakthrough for the approximately 466 million […]

New Research Makes it Possible to Measure Sounds of Tinnitus

Some experiences in life are hard to describe, but that doesn’t make them any less real. Around the world, up to 20 percent of people experience a chronic phantom ringing or buzzing in their ears, known as tinnitus. The sounds – often high-pitched – are not connected to any known acoustic stimuli, and today, diagnosis […]

Untreated Hearing Loss Can Lead to Safety Risks

Untreated hearing loss can give rise to a number of problems, including depression and anxiety. The first step to addressing those concerns is as simple as taking a hearing test. Reduced hearing loss means reduced sensory input, or the feeling that the walls are closing in on a person. This leads to symptoms that can […]

New Smartwatch Alerts Hearing Impaired to Nearby Sounds

A new smartwatch app alerts users who are deaf or hard of hearing of nearby sounds, such as microwave beeps or car horns. “The main motivation [for the app] came from my own experience, and conversations that my colleagues and I have had with deaf and hard of hearing people over several years,” says Dhruv […]

Coronavirus Linked to Sudden Hearing Loss

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic evolves, the virus’s symptoms continue to expand across the human body. Caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the coronavirus infection causes many severe complications in some people, especially those at a higher risk of developing a serious illness. Many complications have been reported, including heart […]