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Researchers from Uppsala University have been able to document and visualise hearing loss-associated genes in the human inner ear, in a unique collaboration study between otosurgeons and geneticists. The findings illustrate that discrete subcellular structures in the human organ of hearing, the cochlea, are involved in the variation of risk of age-related hearing loss in the population. The study is

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Queen Mary researchers funded by Bart’s Charity used electronic primary healthcare records from over a million people living in East London between 1990 and 2018 to explore early symptoms and risk factors for Parkinson’s, according to an article on the Queen Mary University of London website. The researchers found that known symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, including tremor and memory problems, can appear up

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A 12-week music program is helping deaf and hard-of-hearing children learn to optimize their hearing aids and cochlear implants, by teaching them to better understand the sounds they detect. The program, developed by Dr. Chi Yhun Lo from Macquarie University, helps the children to extract meaningful information, such as separating noise from what they want to hear, a skill that

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Tinnitus was significantly associated with pre-existing primary open-angle glaucoma, researchers reported in the  Journal of Glaucoma . “The underlying mechanism relating glaucoma and tinnitus is not exactly clear,”  Tung-Mei Kuang, MD, PhD,  of the department of ophthalmology at Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues wrote. “Vascular dysregulation is one possible common pathway. Although POAG [primary open-angle glaucoma] is multifactorial, and

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Air bubbles trapped in a woman's inner ear caused her to develop severe dizziness, seemingly out of nowhere, and she required surgery to make the disorienting, spinning sensation go away. The 51-year-old woman initially went to the doctor after experiencing this strange spinning sensation for about 24 hours, according to a report of the case published Thursday (April 21) in

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