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10-Mar-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Sound Can Directly Affect Balance and Lead to Risk of Falling
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai research highlights the need for more hearing checks among groups at high risk for falls

Released: 9-Mar-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic-led study links obesity with pancreatitis
Mayo Clinic

A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona published in the The Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that obesity is not only implicated in chronic diseases such as diabetes, but also in sudden-onset diseases such as pancreatitis.

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24-Feb-2020 11:30 AM EST
Using a cappella to explain speech and music specialization
The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Speech and music are two fundamentally human activities that are decoded in different brain hemispheres. A new study used a unique approach to reveal why this specialization exists.

Released: 28-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
Biomarkers of Brain Function May Lead to Clinical Tests for Hidden Hearing Loss
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

A pair of biomarkers of brain function — one that represents “listening effort,” and another that measures ability to process rapid changes in frequencies — may help to explain why a person with normal hearing may struggle to follow conversations in noisy environments, according to a new study led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers. The researchers hoped the study could inform the design of next-generation clinical testing for hidden hearing loss, a condition that cannot currently be measured using standard hearing exams.

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Released: 17-Dec-2019 10:05 AM EST
Millions with swallowing problems could be helped through new wearable device
Purdue University

A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market.

Newswise: ASA, CDC Plan Revamp of Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages for International Year of Sound 2020
27-Nov-2019 10:20 AM EST
ASA, CDC Plan Revamp of Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages for International Year of Sound 2020
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

As harmful effects of noise are becoming more widely known, popular internet websites are increasingly being used as resources of information. For the International Year of Sound 2020 (#IYS2020), the Acoustical Society of America and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the CDC, took the lead in designing the online event Wiki4YearOfSound2020. The event will facilitate the improvement of Wikipedia content in topics related to acoustics, communication, music, noise and soundscapes.

3-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST
Reprogramming the Inner Ear to Regrow Hair Cells Shows Promise to be an Effective Target for Hearing Loss Treatments
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Mass. Eye and Ear scientists report the identification of a new pathway linked to cell division in the ear. With this pathway, they were able to reprogram the inner ear’s cells to proliferate and regenerate hair cell-like cells in adult mouse models.


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