What is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome? Justin Bieber’s Diagnosis, Explained

Justin Bieber announced that he had the rare facial condition. Here’s what you need to know about it.

#bells-palsy, #bieber-justin, #chicken-pox, #content-type-service, #ears-and-hearing, #face, #pop-and-rock-music, #shingles-disease

Doctors Transplant 3-D Printed Ear Made of Human Cells

3DBio Therapeutics, a biotech company in Queens, said it had for the first time used 3-D printing to make a body part with a patient’s own cells.

#3-d-printers, #clinical-trials, #ears-and-hearing, #factories-and-manufacturing, #implants, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tissue-human, #your-feed-science

Two Army Veterans Awarded $110 Million in 3M Earplug Lawsuit

Nearly 300,000 people are involved in lawsuits accusing 3M of having sold the military defective combat earplugs that left service members with tinnitus and hearing loss.

#3m-company, #compensation-for-damages-law, #defective-products, #ears-and-hearing, #sloan-ronald, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #wayman-william

How a Hearing Test for Babies Has Paid Off for a Big Medical Provider

Routine use of a more advanced screening method turns a low-cost procedure into a pricier one.

#babies-and-infants, #consumer-protection, #ears-and-hearing, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Hidden Hearing Loss and How it’s Often Missed in Tests

Standard audio tests often miss this common condition that only appears with background noise.

#american-academy-of-audiology, #content-type-service, #ears-and-hearing, #hearing-aids, #noise, #research

This Part Is the Worst Part

The mother of a non-speaking autistic son yearns to know the answer to one simple question: ‘What is wrong?’

#abuse-of-the-disabled, #crying, #ears-and-hearing, #senses-and-sensation, #sleep

F.D.A. Moves to Make Some Hearing Aids Available Without a Prescription

The proposed rule could make it easier for Americans with mild to moderate hearing impairments to get the devices.

#ears-and-hearing, #food-and-drug-administration, #hearing-aids, #medical-devices, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science

Sirens: Loud, Ineffective and Risky, Experts Say

The overuse of lights and sirens, combined with speeding, pose heightened risks to emergency responders and civilians. One expert called it a “public health dilemma.”

#ambulances, #dr-douglas-f-kupas, #dr-jeff-j-clawson, #ears-and-hearing, #emergency-medical-treatment, #noise, #roads-and-traffic, #sirens, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Deaf Population Is Growing. Acceptance Should, Too

We should take a cultural approach that incorporates universal design, dismantles structural barriers, and includes deaf people from the ground up.

#closed-captioning, #deafness, #discrimination, #ears-and-hearing, #sign-language

How to Say What You Need to Say in Another Language

‘My uncle is a lawyer, but my aunt has a spoon’ is not useful language instruction.

#ears-and-hearing, #grammar, #internal-sub-only, #language-and-languages

How Vision Loss Can Affect the Brain

A growing body of evidence suggests that when older people’s brains have to work harder to see, declines in language, memory, attention and more could follow.

#brain, #content-type-service, #ears-and-hearing, #elderly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #memory

Will Hearing Aids Ever Be Hip?

A new generation of more affordable and stylish hearing aids could help preserve mind, life and limb for millions.

#apple-inc, #bose-corp, #cellular-telephones, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #ears-and-hearing, #elderly, #hearing-aids, #law-and-legislation, #medicare, #wireless-communications

The Best Way to Clean Your Ears: With a Spoon

Doctors strongly discourage people from scraping inside their ears. But knowing better and doing it anyway is part of what makes us human.

#ears-and-hearing, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #korean-americans

On Medicare and Need Dental Work? Beware a Big Bill.

The traditional version doesn’t cover dental, vision or hearing care. Advocates hope for change under a Biden proposal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #ears-and-hearing, #eyes-and-eyesight, #health-affairs-journal, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicaid, #medicare, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #teeth-and-dentistry, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tamika Catchings Is Taking Her ‘Superpower’ to the Hall of Fame

Catchings, a 10-time W.N.B.A. All-Star, said her hearing loss helped her have greater court awareness and better anticipate her opponents’ moves.

#basketball, #basketball-hall-of-fame, #catchings-tamika, #content-type-personal-profile, #ears-and-hearing, #halls-of-fame, #indiana-fever, #university-of-tennessee

She Suffered Balance Issues for Years. Was It a Brain Tumor?

A visit to the dentist unexpectedly led to a resolution.

#brain, #ears-and-hearing, #tumors, #vertigo

Is Ringing in the Ears a Symptom of Coronavirus?

Researchers are just beginning to untangle how Covid might be linked to a ringing in the ears. Here’s what we know.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ears-and-hearing, #tinnitus

Some Covid-19 Patients Say They’re Left With Ringing Ears

Scientists are examining a possible link to tinnitus. A businessman’s suicide has lent urgency to the research.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #ears-and-hearing, #great-britain, #national-health-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #taylor-kent-1955, #texas-roadhouse-inc, #tinnitus, #united-states

Neanderthals Listened to the World Much Like Us

A reconstructed Neanderthal ear adds a new piece to the puzzle of whether the early humans could speak.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #ears-and-hearing, #fossils, #language-and-languages, #nature-ecologyevolution-journal, #neanderthal-man, #paleontology, #quam-rolf-m, #research, #voice-and-speech, #your-feed-science

How the Author of ‘Ragtime’ Taught an Aspiring Writer to Hear the Music

S. Kirk Walsh took a writing class with the novelist E.L. Doctorow and discovered a whole new world of sound.

#books-and-literature, #doctorow-e-l, #ears-and-hearing, #ragtime-book, #woolf-virginia

The Long History of ‘Hidden Earpiece’ Conspiracy Theories

Ahead of Tuesday’s debate, right-wing commentators (and President Trump’s campaign) speculated that Joe Biden might be equipped with a hidden earpiece. It’s a decades-old charge without much evidence.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #debates-political, #ears-and-hearing, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation

Enrique Oliu, Rays’ Blind Broadcaster, Navigates a Year Without Fans

Enrique Oliu, a blind radio broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Rays, relies on crowd noise and on-field sounds to do his job. This season, he’s had to adjust more than anyone.

#baseball, #blindness, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #ears-and-hearing, #oliu-enrique, #radio, #tampa-bay-rays

Getting Your Kids to Turn It Down a Notch (or Several)

A mother raising a deaf son paradoxically lives in a house full of noise. But she learns from him how to unplug and disconnect.

#children-and-childhood, #ears-and-hearing, #noise, #parenting

He Was an Active Guy. Suddenly His Legs Ached After a Few Blocks.

He was in robust health, but then his legs hurt, he was chronically congested, even his ears became swollen. What could cause all that?

#ears-and-hearing, #legs, #sinusitis

How to Protect Kids’ Ears From Constant Headphone Use

Volume is not the only measure to consider. Duration also contributes to damage to our kids’ ears.

#children-and-childhood, #ears-and-hearing, #headphones-and-headsets, #noise, #parenting

When Crocodiles Once Dived Like Dolphins and Whales

They didn’t have blowholes, but an ancient lineage of crocodilians returned to the oceans in a manner similar to some marine mammals.

#crocodiles, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #ears-and-hearing, #evolution-biology, #fossils, #oceans-and-seas, #paleontology, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #schwab-julia-a, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

Should I Make My Own Mask?

The advice from public health officials has been confusing, leaving us to decide whether a D.I.Y. mask is better than nothing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ears-and-hearing, #fashion-and-apparel, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #shortages, #stockpiling, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #textiles, #ventilators-medical

For Better Brain Health, Preserve Your Hearing

Hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, exceeding that of smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and social isolation.

#brain, #dementia, #ears-and-hearing, #elderly, #hearing-aids

The Quiet Brain of the Athlete

The brains of fit, young athletes dial down extraneous noise and attend to important sounds better than those of other young people.

#athletics-and-sports, #brain, #concussions, #ears-and-hearing, #running