hearing loss

Woman demands $9 mn from Bieber for deafening gig


July 15th, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 15 (IANS) An American woman has filed a lawsuit for $9.23 million against teenage sensation Justin Bieber, claiming his shrieking gig has left her deaf.Stacey Wilson Betts ... Read more...

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Rock concerns lead to impaired hearing?


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Seventy-two percent of teens experienced reduced hearing after being exposed to blasting rock shows by a popular female singer. M. Jennifer Derebery, physician from the House ... Read more...

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Fiance of US woman better, could be released Sunday


May 19th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Sahil Peerzada, the fiance of an American woman and allegedly beaten up by IPL cricketer Luke Pomersbach, could be discharged on Sunday as his condition ... Read more...

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IPL player in custody for molestation (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) player Luke Pomersbach was arrested Friday for allegedly molesting an American woman in a five-star hotel in the capital and ... Read more...

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Martin suffers from ear trouble


May 6th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Singer Chris Martin has secretly been suffering from agonising ear condition tinnitus for a decade.The Coldplay vocalist has a constant ringing sound in his ears, ... Read more...

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Now, implant warns of impending heart attack


April 15th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) A medical implant can warn users about a potential heart attack through a combination of vibrations, tones and visual signs and save lives, says a study. ... Read more...

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Beware! MP3 players cause early hearing loss


December 29th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) One in four teenagers are in danger of early hearing loss as a direct result of listening to music on their personal listening devices (PLDs) ... Read more...

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Harnessing stem cells to prevent hearing loss


December 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Scientists have set out to harness stem cells to overcome hearing loss associated with age. Keele University researchers in North Staffordshire are attempting the growth of ... Read more...

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Sound from MP3 players eclipses environmental noise


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Noise from listening to MP3 players and stereos has eclipsed the noise from loud work environments, even though it still is a small fraction of each ... Read more...

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Popular toys could damage hearing of children


December 19th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Some popular toys produce noise equal to that of a chain saw or rumble of a subway train and could damage hearing of children, reveals a ... Read more...

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Old theory could help in noise protection


December 4th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) A relook at a 150-year-old theory could open the way to better noise protection. Andrew Bell from the Research School of Biology, Australian National University (ANU), ... Read more...

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A quicker way of detecting hearing loss


October 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Oct 7 (IANS) A low cost gene-based technology will detect hearing loss more quickly and cheaply than existing methods.Karen Avraham, professor at the Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty ... Read more...

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After years of silence, 5 kids have hope to hear again


September 28th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Six year-old Raunak clutches his mother's right hand and looks at her with curious eyes trying to read every word that she speaks. Having lost ... Read more...

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Motorcycle helmets could make you hard of hearing


July 31st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Motorcycle helmets may be protecting bikers' brains but they could also be leaving them vulnerable to hearing loss. Kennedy O. Adetifa, M. Carley, N. Holt and ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke linked to deafness


July 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in adolescence, there are chances you may become progressively deaf. Studies have linked exposure to SHS pre-natally ... Read more...

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Virus causes hearing loss among newborns


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) A viral infection that causes hearing loss and intellectual disability in newborn babies is greatly under-diagnosed, a report said.Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common viral infection that ... Read more...

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Wives very well know when you turn a deaf ear


June 21st, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) While a lot of husbands may think selective hearing at home is a smart way to avoid menial household works, what they are perhaps unaware of ... Read more...

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Britain’s Prince Philip turns 90


June 10th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, turned 90 Friday. The British royal, however, feels it is just another day at the office.Close friends of Philip, the ... Read more...

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‘Invisible’ hearing aid makes UK debut


May 13th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) The first "invisible" hearing device made its debut in the UK Friday.The 16-mm-long device can be worn for 24 hours up to four months at a ... Read more...

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Cotton swab use may result in ruptured eardrum


April 29th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Inserting a cotton swab into the ear may result in a ruptured eardrum, according to a new study.It also showed that in most cases the rupture heals on ... Read more...

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Role of motor protein in hearing loss revealed


March 7th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania researchers have identified the role of tiny molecular motors in the hair cells of the inner ear.The vibrations felt by tiny molecular motors in the ... Read more...

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Workplace noise-related hearing loss may affect quality of sleep


January 26th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that continued exposure to loud workplace noise may affect the quality of sleep in workers with occupational-related hearing loss.Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ... Read more...

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Abuse rates higher among deaf children: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study indicates that the incidence of maltreatment, including neglect and physical and sexual abuse, is more than 25 percent higher among deaf and hard-of-hearing children than ... Read more...

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Measles virus plays key role in Paget’s disease of bone


January 15th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, have found that a gene from the measles virus plays a key role in the ... Read more...

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Nerve stimulation may thwart tinnitus: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study found that researchers were able to eliminate tinnitus in a group of rats by stimulating a nerve in the neck while simultaneously playing a variety ... Read more...

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Age-related hearing loss linked to low serum levels of folic acid


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 02 (ANI): A new study has revealed that age-related hearing loss (ARHL), one of the four most prevalent chronic conditions in the elderly, is associated with low serum levels of ... Read more...

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How eating less can make you live longer


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has discovered a molecular pathway that is a key determinant of the aging process and could explain why eating less could extend lifespan."We're getting closer ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke exposure ‘ups hearing loss risk’


November 16th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that non-smokers who repeatedly breathe in others' tobacco smoke are more likely to have some degree of hearing loss.Researchers studied a total of ... Read more...

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How loss of hearing occurs with age


October 15th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have found out how age-related hearing loss may occur in humans.The discovery could eventually help physicians develop drugs to combat ... Read more...

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Deafness can lead to marital breakdown


October 3rd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Deafness can lead to heated arguments between couples and even marital breakdown.The hard-of-hearing partner often feels upset that the spouse does not understand what it is like to ... Read more...

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Deafness can break marriages: survey


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 02 (ANI): A new survey about the social consequences of hearing loss (SAT) has indicated that deafness can lead to heated arguments between couples and even marital breakdown.The hard-of-hearing partner ... Read more...

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Music played through headphones can harm hearing: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 01 (ANI): A 24-year study of adolescent girls has revealed that music played through headphones too loud or too long might pose a significant risk to hearing.The study involved 8,710 ... Read more...

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Now, a digital solution for the hearing impaired


August 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists in Germany have come up with a digital device that could help people who are hearing impaired.Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg work on ... Read more...

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Screaming boy lands Qantas in court after making woman ’stone cold deaf’


July 20th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 20 (ANI): A US tourist's dream holiday to Australia and New Zealand in January last year became a nightmare when a screaming boy made her deaf.Jean Barnard has alleged that ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that causes rare form of deafness identified


July 13th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): U-M Medical School scientists have identified a gene mutation that causes a rare form of hearing loss known as auditory neuropathy.U-M's Marci Lesperance and Margit Burmeister led a ... Read more...

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