Tag: hearing

Hearing through your fingers: Device that converts speech

A novel study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience provides the first evidence that a simple and inexpensive non-invasive speech-to-touch sensory substitution device has the potential to improve hearing in hearing-impaired cochlear implant patients, as well as individuals with normal hearing, to better discern speech in various situations like learning a second language or trying

Baby erupts in laughter after hearing clearly for first time

Baby Scarlet was treated for a bacterial infection shortly after birth, but lost some of her hearing in the process.  (Fox 5 Atlanta) The sweet moment a Georgia baby heard clearly for the very first time was caught and shared on Facebook by the 11-month-old girl’s ecstatic family. Scarlet Benjamin, who was born three months

Ex-Army man can now hear his baby cry after being gifted hearing aids

Ex-Army father who couldn’t hear his newborn daughter cry can finally enjoy the ‘magical moments’ with his children after being gifted hearing aids Darren Young, 38, from Preston, served in the British Army for 13 years His hearing was damaged because ‘noise suppression boxes’ weren’t provided  It caused anxiety and being unable to hear his baby

Hearing and visual aids linked to slower age-related memory loss

Hearing aids and cataract surgery are strongly linked to a slower rate of age-related cognitive decline, according to new research by University of Manchester academics. According to Dr. Piers Dawes and Dr. Asri Maharani, cognitive decline- which affects memory and thinking skills- is slowed after patient’s hearing and sight are improved. The rate of decline

Grim footage shows patient having 22 white hearing aid filters removed

Stomach-churning footage shows 22 wax-covered white hearing aid filters extracted from deep inside a patient’s ear (and he didn’t know they were there!) Neel Raithatha, an audiologist based in Leicestershire, removed the filters The YouTube sensation admitted that he was in ‘disbelief’ when he saw them Mr Raithatha joked he would never come across such

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment

Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. Results from the Cancer Research UK funded SIOPEL-6 clinical trial show that giving sodium thiosulphate (STS), after a type of chemotherapy called cisplatin, reduces hearing loss by

Mifepristone may halt growth of intracranial tumor that causes hearing loss

Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved for chemical abortion, prevents the growth of vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma) cells. This sometimes-lethal intracranial tumor typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. The findings, published online today in Scientific Reports, suggest that mifepristone is a promising drug candidate to