Tag: hearing loss

3D-printed eardrum patch to repair damage and aid regeneration

August 24, 2021

A multidisciplinary research team at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have fashioned a novel 3D-printed, biocompatible graft that could be used to repair a damaged eardrum. The Phonograft device, as it is called, is also intended to mitigate the pain, drainage, and hearing loss associated with a damaged eardrum. The eardrum – or […]

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Women with low bone density at higher risk of hearing loss, study finds

July 15, 2021

An extensive study of nearly 144,000 women has revealed that risk of hearing loss was amplified by up to 40% in study participants with osteoporosis or low bone density (LBD). Led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston – and as part of the Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS) – the study also […]

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Research suggests hearing loss and other auditory problems associated with COVID-19

March 25, 2021

Audiologists from Manchester, UK, have found a surprising link between COVID-19 and a number of audio-vestibular symptoms, including tinnitus, in a new systematic review about the disease. As well as patients reporting COVID-19 exacerbating their pre-existing tinnitus, for example, some believe the disease could initiate the appearance of tinnitus. Professor Kevin Munro, from the University […]

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