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Some viruses, such as measles, mumps and meningitis, can cause hearing difficulties, but what about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? In the first few months of the pandemic, a rapid systematic review of COVID-19 and hearing difficulties revealed a possible link between COVID-19 and audio-vestibular symptoms (hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo). However, both the quantity and quality of the early studies were
Cases of sudden hearing loss increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study comparing admissions to ear, nose and throat (ENT) services before and during the outbreak. The study was carried out by three otolaryngology specialists, Assoc. Prof. Vural Fidan, Dr. Handan Koyuncu and Dr. Yaşar Okan Akın, and published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Otolaryngology. While
Turning down the music at your fitness classes won't affect the intensity of your workout, researchers say. It's common for fitness instructors to crank up the volume -- sometimes to levels loud enough to damage hearing -- because they think it will help students work harder. But researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found there's no link
New research shows teprotumumab, the only FDA-approved treatment for thyroid eye disease (TED), may lead to more frequent instances of hearing loss or muffled hearing than previously thought. Study results were presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, which took place from March 20-23, 2021. Teprotumumab is a targeted inhibitor of the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor that is administered to patients once every 3 weeks
According to the World Health Organization, around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss, a number the organization projects will double by 2050 to affect 1 in 10 people. However, a groundbreaking Creighton University School of Medicine study has identified a drug that has the potential to protect against or treat hearing loss in humans. The findings are significant
Eighty percent of Americans over 50 say their primary care doctor hasn't asked about their hearing in the past two years, and nearly 77% haven't had their hearing checked by a professional in that same time, according to a new national poll report. That's despite a growing body of evidence about the importance of hearing to other aspects of life,
Do you know someone who has trouble hearing but isn’t addressing it? Is that someone you? New research from the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) reveals that four out of five Americans consider hearing loss serious, but ignoring the problem is more common than you may think. Fewer than 16% of adults ages 20-69 who need a hearing aid use one.
Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, released today. At least 700 million of these people will require access to ear and hearing care and other rehabilitation services unless action is taken. "Our
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have conducted a study that has determined the role that a critical protein plays in the development of hair cells. These hair cells are vital for hearing. Some of these cells amplify sounds that come into the ear, and others transform sound waves into electrical signals that travel to the
Wearing masks is making it harder on people who have difficulty hearing. A recent survey by the Hearing Loss Association of America found that 95% of respondents with hearing loss say masks and facial coverings have created communication barriers since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Masks make it harder to communicate in multiple ways. It muffles sound, making it difficult to