April 5, 2018

Hearing Loss as Attack on Diplomats: Update from Cuba

Los Angeles Times: New report still can’t explain illnesses of U.S. diplomats based in Cuba The saga continues of the mysterious hearing loss symptoms for some two dozen diplomats who had been stationed in Cuba. Was it an acoustic attack that caused hearing loss in these individuals during their deployment to Havana? Brain injuries reported without head trauma Symptoms include […]
April 7, 2018

From LA Times: Worried about Dementia? Hearing Loss Could be Forerunner of Cognitive Decline

Research on dementia and hearing loss In a recent report from the Los Angeles times: Scientists have traced the roots of dementia back to midlife, a time when hearing loss and changes in speech patterns may signal the onset of cognitive decline. International conference During the annual meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual international conference in London in July 2017, […]
May 1, 2018

Smoking linked to Hearing Loss – CBS Philly Reports

The more you smoke, the greater the risk of hearing loss CBS Philadelphia reports that a study has found smoking impacts hearing loss. Daily smokers have a higher likelihood of suffering hearing loss than non-smokers. Good news: you can reverse the risk if you quit The risk of hearing loss went down five years after quitting. Large study According to […]
May 8, 2018

Feeling Clumsy? Hearing Loss and Falls

The New York Times reports that hearing loss may make you accident prone Think you are klutzy? It might be related to your hearing, or so says the New York Times. Citing a study in JAMA Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, the Times says that people with hearing loss are more likely to have accidents. Read the full article
June 4, 2018

ABC News Reports: Study on Kids and Hearing Loss

It’s official: loud music hurts kids’ hearing According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 12 percent of children between the ages of six and 19 suffer from noise-induced hearing loss — about 5.2 million kids. And although hearing experts have suspected for a long time that long-term hearing loss begins in childhood, the study is the first to […]
July 15, 2018

University of California at San Diego Researcher Discusses Regenerative Medicine

Wondering about the latest in regenerative medicine and hearing loss? Dr. Jeffrey Harris, Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology?Head & Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Diego, discusses how regenerating the tiny hairs in your ears (known as cilia) can improve hearing loss. There’s so much research on the horizon. Stay tuned for the next breakthrough in regenerative […]