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02 Dec

HealthDay Now: What To Expect From Psychedelic Therapy

In a HealthDay Now interview, we spoke to award-nominated actor, Tony Head, a research participant in a Johns Hopkins clinical trial of psilocybin. Tony was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2011 and he shares how his experience with psilocybin helped him face his fears of dying.

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03 Sep
Too Often, Diabetes & Hearing Loss Go Together

Too Often, Diabetes & Hearing Loss Go Together

Though it's not clear how diabetes may be related to

16 Aug
Cheaper Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Should Be in Stores by October, FDA Says

Cheaper Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Should Be in Stores by October, FDA Says

Affordable over-the-counter hearing aids will bring relief to millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss by mid-October, under a landmark proposal just announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The

16 Aug
If a Child's Grades Falter, Consider Hearing Loss

If a Child's Grades Falter, Consider Hearing Loss

While some may think of hearing loss as something that happens with age, it can also happen to kids.

Parents and teachers should consider hearing loss if a child's academic performance declines or he or she develops behavioral issues, lack of focus and depression, the Am...

12 Aug
When Older Dogs' Hearing Fades, Risk of Dementia Rises

When Older Dogs' Hearing Fades, Risk of Dementia Rises

When dogs' hearing fades, their mental skills follow, new research reveals.

For the study, the researchers examined the link between hearing loss in aging dogs and dementia

04 Aug
Hearing Loss, Tinnitus Can Strike Cancer Survivors

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus Can Strike Cancer Survivors

People who've had chemotherapy to treat a range of common cancers should also have a hearing test.

In a new study of 273 cancer survivors, researchers found more than half ex...

02 Jul
Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

While fireworks may be bright and beautiful, they're also noisy.

And a single loud blast or explosion that lasts less than a second can cause immediate and permanent

29 Dec
More U.S. Women Are Retaining Their Hearing as They Age

More U.S. Women Are Retaining Their Hearing as They Age

Hearing loss can happen with advancing age, but fewer American women appear to be affected now than in the past.

Researchers who studied hearing loss between 2008 and 20...

29 Dec
Cochlear Implants a Big Help to Deaf Children With Autism

Cochlear Implants a Big Help to Deaf Children With Autism

Having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can make communication a challenge, and some of these children are also deaf, making social interactions even more daunting.

But new research suggests that cochlear implants can go a long way toward helping these kids understand spee...

08 Dec
Could Cochlear Implants Cause Harm to Hearing Over Time?

Could Cochlear Implants Cause Harm to Hearing Over Time?

People who get cochlear implants to treat severe hearing loss may develop new bone growth in the ear -- and it may lessen any hearing they have left, a new study hints.

The researchers found that among 100-plus adults with cochlear implants, two-thirds showed evidence of...

03 Dec
Black Americans Less Likely to Lose Hearing as They Age

Black Americans Less Likely to Lose Hearing as They Age

Older Black Americans are much more likely to have good hearing than white Americans, and the difference is especially notable among men, a new study shows.

“We found that among males, non-Hispanic Black Americans have a prevalence of hearing loss that is similar to no...

02 Dec
Assistance Dogs Bring Big Boost to Deaf People

Assistance Dogs Bring Big Boost to Deaf People

Hearing dogs make a huge difference in deaf people's lives, a new British study shows.

The dogs are trained to alert deaf people to everyday sounds such as doorbells, human voices, baby monitors and alarm clocks, as well as safety-related sounds such as smoke and intrude...

01 Dec
Are Your Holiday Gifts on the 'Noisy Toy List'?

Are Your Holiday Gifts on the 'Noisy Toy List'?

Stop that racket!

A screeching rubber chicken tops this year's list of noisy toys that pose a threat to children's hearing.

The Sight & Hearing Association's annual N...

29 Oct
Coronavirus May Infect, Harm the Inner Ear

Coronavirus May Infect, Harm the Inner Ear

By now, it would seem that there is almost no part of the body that the new coronavirus does not strike, but new research adds one more: COVID-19 may be able to infect the inner ear and affect hearing and balance.

There have been reports of COVID-19 patients with symptom...

19 Oct
FDA Eases Access to Cheaper Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

FDA Eases Access to Cheaper Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Affordable over-the-counter hearing aids could soon bring relief to millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss, under a landmark proposal announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The proposal would create a category of hearing aids that could be...

07 Oct
Could an App Help Kids With Severe Ear Condition Avoid Surgery?

Could an App Help Kids With Severe Ear Condition Avoid Surgery?

A pair of special headphones plus a free app might help kids with hearing difficulty due to "glue ear," a new, small study suggests.

Glue ear is slang for a condition called otitis media with effusion (OME), where thick fluid builds up in the middle ear. It's very common...

28 Sep
Tough Choices: Chemo That Can Save Kids With Cancer Can Also Damage Hearing

Tough Choices: Chemo That Can Save Kids With Cancer Can Also Damage Hearing

The cancer drug cisplatin can save children's lives, but often with the side effect of hearing loss. Now a new study shows that young children are especially vulnerable, and the hearing damage may begin early in the course of treatment.

The researchers said the find...

09 Sep
Could Cheaper, Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Finally Be Here?

Could Cheaper, Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Finally Be Here?

Until now, folks suffering from hearing loss typically have had to fork out thousands of dollars for a device that could be adjusted only by a professional audiologist.

No wonder that only one-quarter of the nearly 29 million U.S. adults who could benefit from a hearing ...

02 Jul
Another Fireworks Hazard: Loss of Hearing

Another Fireworks Hazard: Loss of Hearing

Add hearing loss to the many dangers posed by fireworks.

More than 40 million Americans have some type of hearing loss, and about 10 million of those cases can be attributed to noise, according to the American Academy of Audiology.

Noise from fireworks can reach 1...

26 May
Osteoporosis Might Also Raise a Woman's Odds for Hearing Loss

Osteoporosis Might Also Raise a Woman's Odds for Hearing Loss

It's a connection most women may not be aware of, but a new study suggests osteoporosis may raise your risk of hearing loss, and the drugs often used to treat thinning bones won't lower that risk.

According to researcher Dr. Sharon Curhan, data from her team's new study ...

13 May
What Works Best to Ease Recurrent Ear Infections in Kids?

What Works Best to Ease Recurrent Ear Infections in Kids?

Frequent middle-ear infections are the nemesis of many parents and young children. Now a new study suggests that a common treatment -- "ear tubes" -- may not prevent future bouts.

Middle-ear infections (or acute otitis media) are second only to the common cold in creatin...

12 Apr
Is Your Spin Class Music Way Too Loud?

Is Your Spin Class Music Way Too Loud?

Turning down the music at your fitness classes won't affect the intensity of your workout, researchers say.

It's common for fitness instructors to crank up the volume -- sometimes to levels loud enough to damage hearing -- because they think it will help students work ha...

07 Apr
Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia

Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia

A combination of hearing and vision loss is tied to an increased risk of mental decline and dementia, but having just one of those impairments isn't connected with a higher risk, a new South Korean study finds.

It's not clear why a diminishing of both senses, but not ju...

23 Mar
New Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment Could Harm Hearing

New Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment Could Harm Hearing

The first drug approved in the United States to treat thyroid eye disease may come with an unwelcome side effect for many: A small, new study finds that up to two-thirds of patients who take the medication experience hearing problems.

Teprotumumab (Tepezza) was approved ...

08 Mar
Most Older Americans Need Hearing Checks, But Many Aren't Getting Them

Most Older Americans Need Hearing Checks, But Many Aren't Getting Them

Even though research has shown that at least 50% of older adults suffer some degree of hearing loss, a new study finds that most aren't getting their hearing checked.

A national survey of more than 2,000 adults, aged 50 to 80, found that 80% said their primary care docto...

29 Sep
Lockdown Could Worsen Hearing Woes for U.S. Seniors

Lockdown Could Worsen Hearing Woes for U.S. Seniors

Isolation due to the pandemic and failure to get hearing aids checked has fueled anxiety, depression and more hearing loss for many seniors.

"This has been a very difficult time as senior facilities and individuals try to balance poor health outcomes related to COVID...

28 Sep
For Kids With Hearing Issues, Early Intervention Crucial to School Readiness

For Kids With Hearing Issues, Early Intervention Crucial to School Readiness

When babies with hearing impairments get help very early in life, they are more likely to be "kindergarten-ready" when the time comes, a new study finds.

In the United States, all states have government-funded "early intervention" programs designed to assist parents ...

26 Aug
Hearing Persists at End of Life, Brain Waves of Hospice Patients Show

Hearing Persists at End of Life, Brain Waves of Hospice Patients Show

Even if they appear unresponsive, dying people may still be able to hear.

That's the takeaway from a Canadian analysis of hospice patients in Vancouver.

Researchers compared electroencephalography (EEG) data -- a measure of electrical activity in the brain ...

10 Aug
Telemedicine Is Here: Experts Offer Tips for Seniors

Telemedicine Is Here: Experts Offer Tips for Seniors

Virtual medical visits have been invaluable for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, but older adults may still need help managing them -- especially if they are hard of hearing.

That's according to doctors at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore. Writing in the Aug....

31 Jul
Another Side Effect of COVID-19 -- Lasting Hearing Problems?

Another Side Effect of COVID-19 -- Lasting Hearing Problems?

The aftereffects of COVID-19 are numerous, and now British researchers report that many patients recovering from infection with the new coronavirus have lingering hearing problems.

For the study, 120 U.K. patients who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 took part in a...

21 Jul
Face Masks Making Things Tough for the Deaf

Face Masks Making Things Tough for the Deaf

As the debate over face masks continues, few may realize how the coverings make it hard for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss to communicate with others.

Masks can muffle sound, making it more difficult to understand speech and higher-pitched voices; prevent...

17 Jul
Masks, Video Calls: Pandemic Is Hampering Communication for Those With Hearing Problems

Masks, Video Calls: Pandemic Is Hampering Communication for Those With Hearing Problems

Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they have a huge downside for people with hearing problems: They muffle sound and prevent lip-reading.

But that's only one of several ways that pandemic-related safety precautions are making communication more chal...

16 Jul
More Clues to the Genes Behind Hearing Loss

More Clues to the Genes Behind Hearing Loss

Dutch researchers have identified a common genetic variant as a cause of deafness, and say it could be a good target for gene therapy.

Deafness in adults is known to be inherited but, unlike childhood deafness, the genetic causes aren't clear.

To date, 118 ...

19 Jun
Asthma More Likely in Kids With Disabilities, Delays

Asthma More Likely in Kids With Disabilities, Delays

Children with developmental disabilities or delays have an increased risk of asthma, a new study finds.

"This research has shown that it's not just clinicians or pediatricians that should be aware that children with disabilities and delays may also have other health ...

15 Jun
Experts Warn of 'Sound Cannon' Hearing Loss at Protest Marches

Experts Warn of 'Sound Cannon' Hearing Loss at Protest Marches

As Americans take to the streets to protest police brutality, they may face ear-blasting "sound cannons" that can harm their hearing.

Sound cannons, or long-range acoustic devices (LRADs), were developed for the military, and now some police departments use them as w...

06 May
AHA News: Hearing Loss and the Connection to Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

AHA News: Hearing Loss and the Connection to Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

Sound has the power to stimulate the brain, which is why hearing loss has the potential to have a profound effect on health - especially among older adults.

About 1 in 3 people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, according to the Nation...

01 Jan
How Are Your Newborn's Ears Working? Early Hearing Test Is a Must

How Are Your Newborn's Ears Working? Early Hearing Test Is a Must

When you have a baby, it seems like you visit the doctor all the time for checks on weight and length and to get needed vaccinations. But are you as aware of the guidelines regarding hearing checks for your little one?

Following them is extremely important to his or...

31 Dec
Ring in the New Year Without Ringing in Your Ears

Ring in the New Year Without Ringing in Your Ears

Ringing in the new year shouldn't be a deafening experience, so protect your hearing, experts advise.

Loud music, fireworks, party horns, kazoos and other noisemakers can all help usher in 2020 with a blast, but can also cause ringing in your ears or even permanent ...

10 Sep
If a Child's Schoolwork Slips, Don't Rule Out Hearing Loss

If a Child's Schoolwork Slips, Don't Rule Out Hearing Loss

Falling school grades could be a sign of hearing loss in children, according to the American Academy of Audiology.

"A child with just minor hearing loss can be missing a significant amount of the classroom discussion," said academy president Lisa Christensen.

...

23 Jul
More Clues to Mysterious Illness Among Staff at U.S. Embassy in Cuba

More Clues to Mysterious Illness Among Staff at U.S. Embassy in Cuba

Nearly three years ago, U.S. diplomats in Cuba began experiencing hearing loss, dizziness and memory problems -- in what the Trump administration attributed to an attack of unknown origin.

Now researchers say they have detected some "alterations" in the patients' bra...

04 Jul
Don't Let Fireworks Deafen You

Don't Let Fireworks Deafen You

Fireworks are a beautiful sight to behold, but they can damage your hearing if you're not careful.

Protecting your hearing should be one of the safety precautions you take when you and your family are at fireworks displays and other events on the Fourth of July, the ...

15 May
Huhn? Scientists Working on Hearing Aid That Solves the 'Cocktail Party' Problem

Huhn? Scientists Working on Hearing Aid That Solves the 'Cocktail Party' Problem

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are if you're over 60 it's already happened to you: You're in a crowded room and finding it tough to understand what your partner is saying a couple of feet away.

It's a longstanding hearing-loss issue known as the...

12 Feb
Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?

Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?

Dementia is hard to predict, but hearing loss might signal a higher risk, a new study suggests.

The eight-year study adds to growing evidence of a link between hearing loss and mental decline.

But don't panic if you no longer can hear the doorbell. The stud...

04 Jan
Listen Up! Hearing Loss Tied to Late-Life Depression

Listen Up! Hearing Loss Tied to Late-Life Depression

Hearing loss among seniors is not always recognized and treated, but if it were it might help head off late-life depression, a new report suggests.

Older people who suffer from hearing loss have a high risk for depression, and the greater the hearing loss, the greate...

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