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Mother with hearing loss discovers rare tumor, helps pioneer surgery through ear

DALLAS – Ana Placencia stretched in bed after waking up one Saturday morning, when suddenly the hearing in her left ear became ...

Got Nosebleeds? Saline Could Work As Well As Drugs For Preventing Them

Squirting a simple saline solution into the nose twice a day could alleviate chronic nosebleeds just as effectively as spraying with any ...

How machine learning can help with voice disorders

By detecting signs of vocal misuse, system from CSAIL and Mass General could eventually be used to help diagnose voice disorders. ... Full story

A new eye on the middle ear

Shortwave infrared instrument from MIT could see deeper, help improve diagnosis of ear infections. ... Full story

Hearing what the community has to say about e-health

One in six Australians is affected by hearing loss, and that figure rises to 70 per cent for older people. ... Full story

Steam inhalation is not effective for chronic sinus congestion

Steam inhalation is not effective in relieving symptoms of chronic sinus congestion, research from the University of Southampton has shown. ... Full story

Otolaryngology Researchers Develop New Approach to Improve Efficacy of Cochlear Implantation

A team of researchers in the Department of Otolaryngology led by Suhrud M. Rajguru, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering and otolaryngology, has developed a novel system for delivering therapeutic hypothermia locally to the inner ear in an animal model to conserve residual hearing following cochlear implant surgical trauma. Their approach has the potential to ensure that the sensory structures in the cochlea are left undamaged, enabling patients to benefit from future technologies and therapies. ... Full story

SoundSpace Online launched for people with hearing loss

A new one-stop shop for all things hearing-related has been launched online as a result of new research by audiologists at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit and The Ear Foundation. ... Full story

Miller School Researchers Identify Gene Essential to Normal Inner Ear Development

A Miller School of Medicine research team led by Mustafa Tekin, M.D., a professor in the Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics who has been exploring the genetics of deafness for more than a decade, has identified a previously unrecognized gene, ROR1 (receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 1), that is essential for the development of the inner ear and hearing in humans and mice. Their findings were recently published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). ... Full story

Unique laser navigator helps visually impaired

A laser navigator that complements the white cane and helps visually impaired people to orientate themselves. In Daniel Innala Ahlmark’s doctoral thesis in Industrial Electronics, he presents a unique solution to how visually impaired can find and experience direction and distance to objects in the environment. ... Full story

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