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Research Shows Turning Down Music Won’t Impact Your Fitness Routine

Turning down the music at your fitness classes won’t affect the intensity of your workout, researchers say. It’s common for fitness instructors to crank up the volume — sometimes to levels loud enough to damage hearing — because they think it will help students work harder. But researchers at the University of Maryland School of […]

Study Shows Hearing Loss Linked to Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment

New research shows teprotumumab, the only FDA-approved treatment for thyroid eye disease (TED), may lead to more frequent instances of hearing loss or muffled hearing than previously thought. Study results were presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, which took place from March 20-23, 2021. Teprotumumab is a targeted inhibitor of the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor that is administered to […]

WHO Estimates a Rise in Hearing Loss by 2050

Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, released today. At least 700 million of these people will require access to ear and hearing care and other rehabilitation services […]

Research Shows Hearing Loss Considered Serious by Most Americans

Do you know someone who has trouble hearing but isn’t addressing it? Is that someone you? New research from the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) reveals that four out of five Americans consider hearing loss serious, but ignoring the problem is more common than you may think. Fewer than 16% of adults ages 20-69 who need […]

Study Shows Gap in Hearing Testing for Older Adults

Eighty percent of Americans over 50 say their primary care doctor hasn’t asked about their hearing in the past two years, and nearly 77% haven’t had their hearing checked by a professional in that same time, according to a new national poll report. That’s despite a growing body of evidence about the importance of hearing […]

Chemotherapy Drug Leads to Potential Hearing Loss Breakthrough

Researchers at the Creighton University School of Medicine have identified a drug that can protect against hearing loss in mice, and they think it can work in humans, too. The best part: It’s a drug already on the market. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances,1 are a potential breakthrough for the approximately 466 million […]