Research Suggests Failed Alzheimer’s Disease Drug May Help With Hearing Loss.


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A new study shows that a drug originally designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease can partially reverse hearing loss in mice that are exposed to acoustic trauma. The paper was published by Mizutari et al in the January 9 edition of Neuron. A team of scientists from Harvard, MIT, Massachett’s Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Keio

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Seattle And Kansas City Battle Over Who’s Louder


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As a matter of pride – and also recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records – NFL fans in Seattle and Kansas City have been turning up the volume big-time. They want the distinction as the world’s loudest outdoor stadium, and this has stoked a battle of ear-splitting cheers that is spreading around the

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Marine Corps Now Requires Yearly Hearing Test for All Service Members


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Washington, DC — According to an article published in the Marine Times, all active duty Marines will now be required to have annual hearing tests. The mandate includes non-combat troops who may also be exposed to loud noises. The article cites the Marine administrative message (MARADMIN) of January 12, 2012, which states that Marines who

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The Best Gift You Can Give


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This holiday season give a gift that can improve the life of a loved one for years to come. If you have someone in your life that has a hearing loss, but hasn’t treated it yet, now is a great time to have a talk with them. It may not be easy, many people who

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Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss


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Recently, researchers have started to study what, if any, the long term effects of hearing loss will have in regards to brain activity. University of Geneva psychologists found that people experience 3 different stages in the way they process language as a result of aging: Stage 1 – increased distractions Stage 2 – a decline

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It Takes Time to Adjust to Wearing Hearing Aids


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It comes as a shock to many people that they need time to adjust to wearing hearing aids. They think that adjusting to wearing new hearing aids should be like putting on new glasses—instant clear sight. The truth is, you need to give your brain time to relearn how to hear and process all the

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