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New research suggests older adults who receive cochlear implants could enjoy improved speech perception, mood and cognition. Hearing impairment has been associated with cognitive decline in people over the age of 65, but cochlear implants could help fight some of these effects, a news release reported. A team of researchers looked at the relationship between cognitive function and hearing restoration

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In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery , Annie N. Simpson, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and colleagues compared the costs of health care for a matched group of privately insured individuals with and without a diagnosis of hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss affects more than 60 percent of U.S. adults older

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Two undergraduate students want the American Sign Language community to have a translating device sleek enough to wear everyday like some people wear a hearing aid or contacts. Thomas Pryor and Navid Azodi, sophomores at the University of Washington, just won a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for SignAloud — a pair of gloves that can translate sign language to text

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One September morning, Judi Page woke to find that her life had changed overnight. Though she had no history of hearing problems, Judi suddenly lost all hearing in her left ear and had only limited hearing in her right ear. When she visited a doctor, she learned that the cause of the hearing loss was unknown and the damage would

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During the past decade, several major studies determined that hearing loss, which the Hearing Loss Association of America said impacts more than 48 million Americans, may increase the risk of developing cognitive problems, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Those with mild hearing impairment are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia as those with normal hearing, with the risk increasing

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