Could noise be a risk factor for hypertension? Dr. Daniel Fink looks at a Chinese study that suggests the answer is yes, mirroring U.S. studies also showing a correlation.
Research shows there is a genetic susceptibility to hearing loss from noise exposure. Whether you are more susceptible or not, there’s an easy way to avoid NIHL—avoid loud noise.
A Harvard Medical School report says that unilateral hearing loss may affect brain processing of sound, and recommends treatment to prevent neural deficits.
The hearing loss space is starting to attract investment after four decades of inaction, and a Columbia U. project shows us the focus is on the brain’s role in hearing loss.
Another drug trial to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Great news for people who can’t avoid loud noise, but for the rest of us prevention is the better option.