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Air bubbles trapped in a woman's inner ear caused her to develop severe dizziness, seemingly out of nowhere, and she required surgery to make the disorienting, spinning sensation go away. The 51-year-old woman initially went to the doctor after experiencing this strange spinning sensation for about 24 hours, according to a report of the case published Thursday (April 21) in

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For patients with vestibular migraine (VM), the mean age of headache and vertigo onset is 25 and 39 years, respectively, according to a study published in the April issue of  Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery . Ne┼če Çelebisoy ,  M.D., Ph.D., from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, and colleagues examined demographic and clinical features of VM in 415 patients using structured

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The biotechnology company Frequency Therapeutics is seeking to reverse hearing loss — not with hearing aids or implants, but with a new kind of regenerative therapy. The company uses small molecules to program progenitor cells, a descendant of stem cells in the inner ear, to create the tiny hair cells that allow us to hear. Hair cells die off when

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No association was found between COVID-19 vaccination and the occurrence of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), according to a cross-sectional, population-based study published in  JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery .   Previous research from Israel found cases where SSNHL occurred within weeks of patients receiving their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine between December 2020 and April 2021. However, the

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Frequent use of common, over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin and Tylenol isn't risk-free, with new research suggesting it may increase your risk of tinnitus, or "ringing in the ears." A study of more than 69,000 women found that, in addition to aspirin and Tylenol (acetaminophen), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil and Motrin (ibuprofen) also raised the risk of tinnitus. "Our

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Over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years risk losing their hearing due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud music and other recreational sounds. This can have devastating consequences for their physical and mental health, education, and employment prospects. Ahead of World Hearing Day 2022, under the theme  To hear for life, listen with care!  WHO has issued

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Tinnitus, most often described as "ringing" in the ears even though no external sound is present, also can be perceived as humming, hissing, buzzing or roaring sounds. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus -- 2 million have extreme and debilitating cases. Worldwide, about 30

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The sensory cells in the inner ear and the touch receptors in the skin actually have a lot in common, according to a new study from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Neil Segil published in the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  (PNAS). "There are striking similarities in the development of two types of specialized sensory cells: the

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Deterioration in speech understanding when the speaker is wearing a mask mainly has visual causes. They are even more significant than the acoustic attenuation caused by the masks. According to experiments conducted by a group of hearing researchers at the medical faculty of the University of Oldenburg, the fact that we understand what a person is saying less well when

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Exposure to loud noise, such as a firecracker or an ear-splitting concert, is the most common preventable cause of hearing loss. Research suggests that 12% or more of the world population is at risk for noise-induced loss of hearing. Loud sounds can cause a loss of auditory nerve cells in the inner ear, which are responsible for sending acoustic information

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