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Simple procedure using a nasal balloon can help treat hearing loss in children

For children with a common middle-ear problem, a simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and ...

New findings hint toward reversing hearing loss

By Julia Evangelou Strait - A normal mouse cochlea shows a characteristic spiral shape. ...

Hearing test pinpoints middle-ear problems in newborns

Researchers say screening method can reduce false-positive hearing results, reducing need for extensive followup tests, family stress ... Full story

Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice

Proof-of-principle study takes a step toward precision medicine for genetic hearing loss. ... Full story

Researchers show how our sense of smell evolved, including in cave men

A group of scientists led by Dr Kara Hoover of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and including Professor Matthew Cobb of The University of Manchester, has studied how our sense of smell has evolved, and has even reconstructed how a long-extinct human relative would have been able to smell. ... Full story

Loyola pediatric otolaryngologist gives tips for protecting kids’ ears

MAYWOOD, IL – They’ve packed the sunscreen and bug spray to protect their little ones while enjoying a Fourth of July celebration, but many parents don’t think about the potential damage that the loud fireworks can do to a young child’s ears. ... Full story

Miniature pump regulates internal ocular pressure

Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. In response, Fraunhofer researchers are developing an implantable microfluid system that can efficiently and durably stabilize intraocular pressure. ... Full story

Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss

Parents of young children who experience hearing loss are influenced by a number of external factors when deciding whether their child will use speech or sign language, or be multilingual, research from Charles Sturt University (CSU) has shown. ... Full story

Urgent action needed to tackle ear disease in Indigenous children

The recipient of an inaugural award to recognise his outstanding contribution to closing the Indigenous health gap is urging the Federal Government to recognise hearing loss in Indigenous children as a serious problem that needs immediate action. ... Full story

Nearly 1 in 7 Hispanic/Latino adults has some hearing loss

NIH-funded research points to factors related to environment, cultural subgroup, and certain medical conditionse ... Full story

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