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A recent study investigated the relationship between occupational noise-induced hearing loss and blood pressure. The authors conclude that chronic noise exposure increases the risk of hypertension. According to the new paper, globally, more than 600 million people have jobs that expose them to hazardous noise levels. This high number makes noise exposure one of the most common workplace hazards. In line with
People with tinnitus may experience a worsening of the condition if they are being treated with selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a common class of antidepressants. This is the conclusion of a new study recently published in the journal Cell Reports . Tinnitus is the intermittent or constant sensation of hearing sounds when no such sounds are present. Although tinnitus is often referred to
Hearing loss and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often occur together. People with RA have an increased risk of hearing loss, especially sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is hearing loss due to damage in the inner ear. This type of hearing loss affects the ability of the brain to interpret sound signals from the ear. Several different factors may contribute to hearing
Their new study finds intermittent broadband sound played over an extended period of time preserved sensory cells in the ear, while also rewiring some of the central auditory system in the brain, helping preserve the ability to sense the timing of sounds. “By showing that the detection of sound is being preserved in the brain, we’re saying it’s not just the hair cells in
A gene called GAS2 plays a key role in normal hearing, and its absence causes severe hearing loss, according to a study led by researchers in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. The researchers, whose findings are published online in Developmental Cell , discovered that the protein encoded by GAS2 is crucial for maintaining the structural stiffness of support cells in the
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