Monthly Archives: October 2012

Experimental success reported- use of stem cells to restore hearing loss from auditory nerve damage

REPORT OF RESEARCH SUCCESS IN TREATING AUDITORY NEUROPATHY MODEL IN GERBILS VIA STEM CELLS The journal Nature reports a study led by British scientists that restored hearing in one ear to deaf gerbils using human embryonic stem cells. The experiment … Continue reading

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Restaurants Can Be Loud

Glad to see I’m not the only one bothered by noise in restaurants! The Consumer Reports article “Restaurant Roulette” (August, 2012) includes a section calling attention to the fact that people who dine out in restaurants are more bothered by noise … Continue reading

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Genetic Hearing Loss Research by Physician-Scientist at University of Miami

From the University of Miami Magazine, Fall 2012 issue “For decades, associate professor Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D. director of research for the Department of Otolaryngology at the Miller School and an associate member of the John P. Hussman Institute … Continue reading

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Health Threats from Hearing Loss–Hearing Aids Can Help

“Ignoring Hearing Loss Is Dangerous”Excerpted From Bottom Line Health October 2011-by Virginia Ramachandran, AuD Age-Related Hearing Loss “For most people, age-related hearing loss, also known as presbycusis, happens so slowly that they don’t notice it at first.In fact, hearing loss … Continue reading

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Tinnitus Research Advances

Tinnitus Research Tinnitus is an auditory disorder which affects approximately 10 percent of the population in the United States, and is more frequently associated with older populations. Tinnitus is often characterized as a ceaseless, constant ringing in the ears, and … Continue reading

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Researcher News - inner ear development

Dorothy Frenz, Ph.D. of New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, studies the role of retinoids in the making of the inner ear. Dr. Frenz writes: A complex set of tissue interactions governs development of the mammalian inner ear. Retinoic acid, a … Continue reading

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Researcher News - auditory neuroscience

Amanda Lauer, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University, has a broad background in auditory neuroscience. She is experienced with integrating behavioral, electrophysiologcal and anatomical techniques in animal models of hearing disorders. Dr. Lauer writes: There are many important questions to ask … Continue reading

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