Millennials risk going DEAF because their headphones don't limit 'dangerously high' noise levels

The World Health Organisation, in Geneva, is urging manufacturers to ensure smartphones and other audio players cap volume limit - and restrict the amount of time people can listen to loud music.
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ConclusionTo that end, a KID syndrome cell line (KID-KC) was established from primary keratinocytes of a KID syndrome patient with heterozygous p.D50N mutation, which displayed impaired gap junction intercellular communication and hyperactive hemichannels, confirmed by dye transfer, patch clamp and neurobiotin uptake assays. In KID-KCs, treatment with AS-siRNA led to robust inhibition of the mutant GJB2 allele without altering expression of the wildtype allele. This resulted in correction of both gap junction intercellular communication and hemichannel activity. Furthermore, AS-siRNA treatment caused only low-level off-tar...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
The recently appointed director of NIDCD brings an extensive research background in hearing loss, ear disease, and cochlear implantation—and an enthusiasm for addressing barriers to hearing health care. Interview by Jillian Kornak The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently named Debara L. Tucci the next director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), replacing acting director Judith Cooper. Tucci will leave her position as professor of surgery in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery &Communication Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, where she has served on ...
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Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Çağdaş Güdücü, İpek Ergönül, Adile Öniz, Ahmet Ömer İkiz, Murat ÖzgörenAbstractThe functions of the sensory systems on disabled people have been one of the most investigated topics in brain research. In these studies, mostly visual stimuli had been employed while investigating the deaf participants. Limited number of electrophysiological studies revealed better visual sensory processing in deaf participants. On the other hand, studies deploying tactile stimuli especially used either e...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) causes preventable deafness and disproportionately affects children living in poverty. Our hypothesis was that health promotion in women ’s groups would increase their kn...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Beyond the Lab, Understanding Communication Disorders: Speaker Series Learn how deafness can be inherited (passed down through generations). Genetic research can improve our understanding of which gene variants are associated with human hereditary deafness. By identifying these gene variants, scientists may be able to diagnose certain forms of hereditary hearing loss earlier and more accurately. The program is part of the Beyond the Lab speaker series offered by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Designed for administrative and support staff as well as scientists, the speaker seri...
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CONCLUSION: Our results disclosed a special and unique mutation spectrum of these three common deaf genes in Heze deaf population. PMID: 31107121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
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CONCLUSION: Early onset of unilateral deafening leads to the alternation of contralateral dominance in the early period, replaced by faster and massive reorganization toward the ipsilateral cortex. But, gradual adaptation in the contralateral side was exclusively observed. Given the short critical period in the young SSD model, early intervention may be crucial for the development of binaural hearing if SSD occurs early in life. PMID: 31092025 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
Progressive bilateral sensorineural deafness in postlingual period may be linked to many different etiologies including genetic factors. Identification of the exact deafness cause may, therefore, be quite chal...
Source: BMC Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Camila Carignano, Esteban Pablo Barila, Ezequiel Ignacio Rías, Leonardo Dionisio, Eugenio Aztiria, Guillermo SpitzmaulAbstractDFNA2 is a progressive deafness caused by mutations in the voltage-activated potassium channel KCNQ4. Hearing loss develops with age from a mild increase in the hearing threshold to profound deafness. Studies using transgenic mice for Kcnq4 expressed in a mixed background demonstrated the implication of outer hair cells at the initial phase. However, it could not explain the last phase mechanisms of the disease. Gene...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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