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Scientists Show How Exposure to Brief Trauma and Sudden Sounds Form Lasting Memories

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the brain. Moreover, the research team, working with rats, says it was able to chemically stimulate those biological pathways in the locus coeruleus — the area of the brain best known for releasing the “fight or flight” hormone noradrenaline — to heighten and improve the animals’ hearing.

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NAU Researcher Looks Through the Noise to Discover Potential Risks From Jet Fuel

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Jet fuel, when combined with sustained noise, may cause brain-related injury and lead to multiple conditions.

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Silently Suffering From Hearing Loss Negatively Affects Quality of Life

Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to a presentation at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.

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Best Treatment for Swimmer's Ear Is Prevention

There is nothing more refreshing than hopping into a cool pool on a hot summer day. But this relaxing summer activity can quickly become a real pain if you develop swimmer’s ear.

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Hybrid Cochlear Implants for Common Form of Hearing Loss May Benefit Millions

People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant devices, according to a new multicenter study led by specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Southampton.

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New Findings Hint Toward Reversing Hearing Loss

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Studying mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine​ in St. Louis have identified two signaling molecules that are required for the proper development of a part of the inner ear called the cochlea. Without both signals, the embryo does not produce enough of the cells that eventually make up the adult cochlea, resulting in a shortened cochlear duct and impaired hearing.

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Found: A Likely New Contributor to Age-Related Hearing Loss

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Conventional wisdom has long blamed age-related hearing loss almost entirely on the death of sensory hair cells in the inner ear, but research from neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins has provided new information about the workings of nerve cells that suggests otherwise.

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Firework Precautions to Help Keep Your Family Safe This Summer

Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. Injuries most often occur on the face or hand, and burns make up roughly 50% of firework injuries.

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4th of July Means Danger to Hearing

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Loud noise hurts hearing. Health tips and warning signs from Candace Blank, audiologist at Loyola University Health System.