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Audio Accommodation Available for ‘the Pursuit of Happiness’ Exhibit

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Audio will be available for an exhibit at UIC

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Patient's Hearing Is Restored Thanks to Cochlear Implant at Loyola

Julia Conkin's hearing was so poor she needed to use sign language to communicate. Then she received a cochlear implant at Loyola Medicine, and the results were spectacular. "I could hear things I had not heard for years, like music and conversations at gatherings,” she said. “It was beautiful to hear other people.”

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Electronic Records Help Link Genes to Age-Related Hearing Loss

A study of patient electronic medical records and genome sequences from adults with age-related hearing impairment by researchers at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California, identified two genetic variations linked to the hearing disorder.

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Hearing Loss, Pregnancy, Premature Birth, Low Birth Weight, Birth Outcomes, maternal hearing loss, American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Women with Hearing Loss More Likely to Have Preterm or Low Birth Weight Babies

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Hearing loss is a marginalizing and disabling condition, resulting in various adverse social and health outcomes. Babies born to women with hearing loss were significantly more likely to be premature and have low birth weight, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Understanding and addressing the causes are critical to improving pregnancy outcomes among women with hearing loss, say investigators.

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Otolarnygology, Otolaryngologists, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, DEAF, Cochlear Implant, Ear And Hearing, Ear Tubes, Pediactrics, pediatric hearing

Scope Apps in the Hands of Parents, Ear Tubes, and Cochlear Implant Disparities

Among the new research to be presented Wednesday at the 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) in San Diego, CA, are several studies about hearing and ear health in children. The studies touch on hearing loss after ear tubes, iPhone otoscope app use by parents, and disparities in cochlear implantation across five different states—including California.

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Otolarnygology, Otolaryngologist, Otolaryngologists, American Academy Of Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery, Bad Breath, Hearing Aid, Hearing Loss, Thyroid

Bad Breath, Nose Jobs, Hearing Aids, and Thyroid Surgery

Research to be presented tomorrow at the 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) spans the otolaryngology specialty. Highlighted research below touches on topics ranging from halitosis, rhinoplasty, and transgender vocal cord surgery to thyroid surgery and hearing aid use.

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Physicians Sound Off about the Latest ENT Research during Otolaryngology’s Annual Meeting

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Mother with Hearing Loss Discovers Rare Tumor, Helps Pioneer Surgery Through Ear

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

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Children with Hearing Loss and Their Families From 15 Countries Benefited From Unique Summer Session Programs

Many regions of the world today still lack ready access to audiology, auditory-verbal therapy and educational support services for young children with hearing loss and their families. JTC’s International Summer Sessions help to address the service gap.

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Why KID Syndrome Patients Experience Different Sets of Symptoms

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A team of New York-based researchers has compared the effects of two disease-causing mutations, potentially explaining why patients with the rare genetic disorder keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome can experience different sets of symptoms. The study, “Syndromic deafness mutations at Asn 14 differentially alter open stability of Cx26 hemichannels,” will be published online June 27 in The Journal of General Physiology.

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Swimmer's Ear, Ear Infection, Pediatric, Bacterial Infection, Fungal Infection

Summer's Here...swimmer's Ear

Swimming is synonymous with summer. But more time in water can lead to a painful infection of the external ear canal called swimmer’s ear. Here's how to prevent and treat it.

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Hearing Problems Reduce the Quality of Life of Older People

Research has found that hearing loss has wide-ranging impacts not only on older people's ability to communicate, but also on their ability to move about and participate in different hobbies and activities. This has been revealed in studies funded by the Academy of Finland whose results have been published in international scientific journals.

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Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Loud Music, Teens

A Disturbing Number of Teens Show Evidence of Early Hearing Damage, Prompting a Warning From Tinnitus Researchers

New research into the ringing-ear condition known as tinnitus indicates an alarming level of early, permanent hearing damage in young people who are exposed to loud music, prompting a warning from a leading Canadian researcher in the field.

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Research Shows Owls’ Ability to Hunt Impaired by Noise

Owls exposed to noise equivalent to that of a natural gas compressor station experienced an 8 percent drop in hunting success per decibel increase in noise.

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Brit Accents Vex U.S. Hearing-Impaired Elderly

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Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn’t feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like “Downton Abbey.” A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have more trouble than young people comprehending British accents when there is background noise.

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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

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