Hearing News

Hearing loss is in the news! Check out these interesting hearing news articles the Campaign for Better Hearing has collected on hearing loss, hearing wellness and healthcare and get informed.

August 2, 2018

Hearing Loss and Ototoxic Drugs – CNN Reports

In South Africa, Khumbulani Shandu, a 14-year old child, was suffering from drug-resistant tuberculosis. Then, after receiving a highly toxic antibiotic and other medication, he experienced sudden-onset hearing loss and went deaf. Read about his story in this CNN article and read his story of courage and how he was able to hear again when an anonymous donor paid for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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, […]