Recent evaluation ups chances that hearing loss is addressed: study … Researchers launch free tool to help detect primary progressive aphasia … Physicians’ groups say lawsuit threatens access to...
Lawmakers push FDA to take swift action on OTC hearing aids
Apr 12, 2022
A bipartisan team has introduced a bill that orders the FDA to stop dragging its feet and issue a final rule making over-the-counter hearing aids available to consumers.
Hearing loss, epilepsy are early Parkinson’s symptoms, UK study reveals
Mar 08, 2022
Patients may begin experiencing a broad range of symptoms — including hearing loss and epilepsy — up to 10 years before a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, investigators say.
Hearing loss more common in older White adults versus Blacks
Dec 14, 2021
In adjusted analysis, the odds of hearing loss were up to 91 percent higher in White versus Black participants
Detection of hearing loss may delay onset of depression, investigators contend
Aug 20, 2021
Not only may hearing loss cause depression in older adults, but early treatment may delay its onset, new research suggests.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Aug. 10
Aug 10, 2021
BioNTech: Third dose — not new drug — is the best path for boosting COVID-19 vaccine efficacy … Connecticut: Long-term care workers must vaccinate or face fines … Older adults with poor hearing...
Helping seniors hear better may slow declining physical function, new findings suggest
Jul 16, 2021
The study linked hearing impairment to faster functional decline — particularly in seniors’ balance skills. As a treatable condition, hearing loss may be a target for interventions, improving quality...
Biden executive order targets hearing aid access, affordability
Jul 12, 2021
The order calls for HHS rules that would allow over-the-counter sales of hearing aids. Most people must visit a specialist or doctor for access to the devices — a needless and costly barrier, according...
Clinical briefs for Friday, July 9
Jul 09, 2021
LTC providers missing residents’ hearing problems due to masks, other PPE … U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program prevented nearly 280,000 excess deaths … Tooth loss tied to cognitive decline, but timely...
Providers missing residents’ hearing problems due to masks, other PPE
Jul 08, 2021
Personal protective equipment, such as masks and face shields, is negatively impacting the quality of care provided to residents and patients with hearing loss, a survey of healthcare providers has found.