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Queen Elizabeth II Photographed Wearing Hearing Aid

Queen Elizabeth was photographed with what appears to be a Signia Silk hearing aid in her right ear. Apart from some audiological nit-picking, some on social media suggested that the 93-year-old monarch might spur hearing aid sales with her proactive approach to better hearing.

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Researchers Study Mechanism behind Auditory Sensory Gating

Their results, published in the journal “eNeuro,” show that the filtering begins at the very beginning of the auditory stimuli processing, ie, in the brainstem. This finding runs counter to earlier hypotheses, which held that it was a function of the frontal cortex control, which is heavily impacted in schizophrenics.

MED-EL Survey Shows 'Family Voices' Most Likely to Be Missed with Hearing Loss

The survey findings illustrate the significance of hearing on families and life events: 64% of respondents said that hearing “I love you” from a partner or family member would not be the same if they couldn’t hear; this was the most mentioned life event, according to MED-EL’s survey.

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New Hear-it Report Documents Extraordinary Costs of Hearing Loss in EU

According to a new study by Bridget Shield and Mark Atherton on behalf of the non-profit organization Hear-it, around 22.6 million people in the EU live with an untreated, disabling hearing loss. The report estimates that untreated, disabling hearing loss in the EU costs 185 billion Euros (US$211 billion) each year—25 billion Euros more than the EU budget for 2018. The costs are related to lower quality of life and higher unemployment among people with a disabling hearing loss.

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