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Article ID: 699849

Aging Mice May Help Solve Mysteries Behind Age-Related Hearing Loss in Humans

Creighton University

By comparing the changes at the cellular and molecular levels of hair cells between young and aging mice by looking for age-related changes, researchers hope to identify what causes the sensory receptor hair cells to degenerate. why age-related hearing loss occurs from high frequencies to low frequencies, determine why outer hair cells degenerate before inner hair cells.

Released:
30-Aug-2018 4:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 699573

Innovative Freezing Device Offers Relief from Sneezing and Running Nose—Symptoms of Chronic Rhinitis Affecting more than 24 million Americans

Rush University Medical Center

A new treatment that delivers a freezing or near-freezing temperature to the back of the nose of patients can offer relief to people suffering from chronic rhinitis.

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27-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    22-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699257

Ending a 40-Year Quest, Scientists Reveal the Identity of “Hearing” Protein

Harvard Medical School

Scientists have identified the sensor protein responsible for hearing and balance

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20-Aug-2018 6:15 PM EDT
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    10-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698777

Autoimmune Response Drives Vision Loss in Glaucoma

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and MIT has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to progressive vision loss from glaucoma, the second leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.

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9-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698659

New Tulane Study Explores Root Causes of Hearing Loss

Tulane University

A Tulane University researcher has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to help lay the groundwork for future treatment of hearing disorders.

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7-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    2-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698370

Hearing Class

Harvard Medical School

A new study finds that the class of neurons responsible for transmitting information from the inner ear to the brain is composed of three molecularly distinct subtypes. The findings could inform efforts to develop therapeutic strategies to treat or protect against hearing loss.

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1-Aug-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697922

Bayshore Medical Center Launches Audiology Program

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers audiology services for adults and children. The addition of these services, which are offered at the medical center’s North Beers Street location, compliment its robust speech language pathology program and enables trained audiology and speech language professionals to diagnose and treat a host of hearing and speech disorders in one location.

Released:
25-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697214

That Sound Makes Me Dizzy

University of Utah

Researchers from the University of Utah have discovered why certain people experience dizziness when they hear a particular sound, such as a musical tone. For patients with semicircular canal dehiscence, certain acoustic tones cause the inner ear fluid to pump which sends an incorrect signal to the brain and creates dizziness.

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10-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 696820

New Study Reveals the Function of a Mysterious Component of the Inner Ear

Harvard Medical School

A new study finds that a mysterious component of the inner ear acts as a pressure-relief valve, formed by a thin barrier of cellular projections that opens and closes to regulate the release of inner ear fluid.

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28-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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