Tag Archives: hearing

Hearing restored in rats by modifying ear cells to respond to light

By Michael Le Page John Lund/Getty Images Cochlear implants that restore hearing could be improved by genetically modifying the nerve cells in people’s ears so that they respond to light instead of electricity, a study in rats has shown. “This is so much better than what we currently have with electrical implants,” says Tobias Moser… Read More »

Is your hearing loss temporary or permanent?

Have you noticed you’re not hearing as well as you normally do? There are many causes of hearing loss, from age-related hearing loss to viral infections like mumps. Depending on the cause, your hearing loss may be temporary or permanent. Sudden hearing loss? Take action If you’ve developed rapid and sudden hearing loss in one… Read More »

Do you have hearing loss? How to protect your residual hearing and why it matters

If you have hearing loss, your remaining natural hearing, or residual hearing, refers to how well you can hear without the use of hearing aids. While you may feel like it doesn’t matter now that you have hearing loss, it’s actually in your best interest to try your hardest to protect your residual hearing throughout your lifetime.  Why… Read More »

Five common fears of wearing hearing aids

Studies indicate untreated hearing loss increases health risks such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, social isolation, anxiety and depression. Given that information, you might think people with hearing loss would be flocking to their nearest hearing healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment. Yet they aren’t. In fact, studies indicate most people wait seven to 10 years before doing something… Read More »