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UMSOM Launches Portal To Access Hearing Studies

The tool enables easy access to genetic and other molecular data from hundreds of technical research studies involving hearing function and the ear. The research portal called gene Expression Analysis Resource (gEAR) was unveiled in a study last month in “Nature Methods.”

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Bat Echolations Contain Redundant Information

Echoes received by bats are so simple that a sound file of their calls can be compressed 90% without losing much information, according to a study published in the journal “PLOS Computational Biology.”

Hearing Loss

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AARP Article Cites Reasons to Treat Hearing Loss

The article mentions the brain changes that studies have shown may happen when hearing loss remains untreated, potentially causing visual and sensory processing centers to access the auditory cortex, which can result in deterioration of the cortex over time.

Prevention

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Protecting Hearing in a Noisy World

With life, comes noise. From the chorus of weed whackers and lawn mowers in the summer months, these background noises form the soundtrack to our daily routines. Though it may be easy to tune out the constant screech of a subway train or the incessant honking of car horns, at a certain sustained level, noise can potentially damage the sensitive structures within the ear.

Tinnitus

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Cicadas’ Buzzing Sound Could Worsen Tinnitus

With this year’s return of cicadas, many will view the mostly harmless insects as an annoyance. However, the bugs’ high-pitched buzzing sound — which can be loud enough to drown out a jet plane flying overhead — could potentially worsen tinnitus.

Hearing Aids

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Eargo Introduces Eargo 5 Hearing Aid

Eargo 5 is Eargo’s fifth-generation device and is a medical-grade, FDA Class II exempt hearing device designed to be “customizable by the user to their hearing preferences through all new Sound Match technology,” according to Eargo's announcement. Through Sound Match, Eargo 5 “helps enable custom tuning with no clinic visits or waiting rooms.”

Inside Hearing

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Sonova Appoints New Management Board Members

Sonova Holding AG announced that Robert Woolley has been appointed GVP Hearing Instruments and member of the Management Board, effective April 1, 2022. At the same time, Martin Grieder will be appointed GVP Consumer Hearing within the Management Board.