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UK Otolaryngologist Works to Address Rural Disparities of Pediatric Hearing Loss

Dr. Matthew Bush combines his Appalachian background and clinical expertise to understand and address delayed access to hearing health care for rural children.

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Seventh Grade Hearing Patient Raises $18,000 to Buy Hearing Aids for Other Young People

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Thirteen-year-old Eliza Peters owes her hearing to her ear surgeries and hearing aids. Now she is paying back by raising money for other children who need hearing aids, but cannot afford them. Her Hear the Cheers! fundraising effort has raised $18,000 so far. Last year, Eliza’s fundraising drive, Hear the Cheers!, raised $18,000.

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He Lost his Ear to Cancer, but Silicone Ear Is “Indistinguishable” from Real Thing

After losing an ear to cancer, a patient received a silicone ear that looks remarkably real. A surgeon implanted three small metal posts in the side of the patient's head. Each post is fitted with a magnet. The prosthetic ear also is magnetized, so it sticks to the metal posts.

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Simulated Blindness Can Help Revive Hearing

Minimizing a person’s sight for as little as a week may help improve the brain’s ability to process hearing.

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Aspirin Intake May Stop Growth of Tumors That Cause Hearing Loss

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Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have demonstrated, for the first time, that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus.

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Digital Music Director Invents Therapeutic Device

On his way to creating a digital accordion, SUNY Buffalo State assistant music professor J. Tomás Henriques stumbled upon a device with unique therapeutic applications that he envisions using to treat speech and hearing disorders and memory loss, among other things.

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Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Brain Tissue Loss

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings add to a growing list of health consequences associated with hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falls, hospitalizations, and diminished physical and mental health overall.

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Are You Listening? Kids' Ear Infections Cost Health Care System Nearly $3 Billion a Year

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A new study finds that ear infections account for approximately $2.88 billion in added health care expenses annually and is a significant health-care utilization concern.

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Tubes, Adenoidectomy Reduce Fluid in the Middle Ear, Improve Hearing in the Short Term, but Long-Term Effects Unknown

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Implanting tubes in the ears of children who have persistent or recurrent episodes of otitis media with effusion (OME) improves hearing over a short period (up to 9 months post surgery), but this procedure is less likely to improve hearing, speech, language, or other functional outcomes over periods longer than that, according to results of a systematic review by the RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center.

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Ear Tubes vs. Watchful Waiting: Tubes Do Not Improve Long-Term Development

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Study suggests tubes, adenoidectomy reduce fluid in the middle ear and improve hearing in the short term, but tubes did not improve speech or language for children with middle ear fluid.

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