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Study could help surgeons choose best approaches for hearing preservation in cochlear implant patients

Cochlear implants that have electrodes designed without wire perform better than those with wires for long-term hearing preservation, a Mount Sinai researcher has reported in a first-of-its-kind study.

UCLA-led study reveals possibility of CMV and HIV transmission from mothers to infants

HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to their infants, according to a UCLA-led study.

New program provides free hearing aids to low-income, uninsured adults

Low-income people dealing with hearing loss just got a little hope. Doctors from Michigan Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery partnered with the Hope Clinic to create Hope for Hearing, a program that provides free hearing aids to uninsured adults.

Research shows how sign language exposure affects young cochlear implant recipients

In a new, multisite study of deaf children with cochlear implants, UT Dallas researchers have found that children with either no exposure or limited exposure to sign language end up with better auditory, speaking and reading skills later.

Testicular cancer survivors with low testosterone more likely to have chronic health problems

In a large study, 38% of 491 testicular cancer survivors had low testosterone levels, known as hypogonadism.

Jaw malformations in zebrafish could provide clues about hearing loss in mice and humans

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports.

NUS scientists develop novel handheld device for treatment of 'glue ear' in children

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, for the treatment of a condition called Otitis Media with Effusion, or 'glue ear', which is the leading cause of hearing loss and visits to the doctors among children worldwide.

Study provides insights into how HCMV infection causes birth defects

Fresh insights into how a common virus replicates could pave the way for new therapies to stop its spread.

Scientists use new RNA sequencing and statistical techniques to track stem cells in the nose

Adult stem cells have the ability to transform into many types of cells, but tracing the path individual stem cells follow as they mature and identifying the molecules that trigger these fateful decisions are difficult in a living animal.

Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis predicted to increase in four high burden countries

Cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis are forecasted to increase in the four high burden countries (India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa) between 2000 and 2040, with the upturn likely to be a result of increased transmission of drug-resistant tuberculosis between people, rather than by strains acquiring resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.