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Higher Prevalence Of Hearing Impairment In Diabetic Patients Independent Of Aging Or Noisy Environment

Patients with diabetes have a significantly higher prevalence of hearing impairment than patients without diabetes, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Study authors note that the finding is likely to be independent of the effect of aging or a noisy environment.   […]

New Findings On the Workings of the Inner Ear

ScienceDaily (Oct. 2, 2012) — The sensory cells of the inner ear have tiny hairs called stereocilia that play a critical part in hearing. It has long been known that these stereocilia move sideways back and forth in a wave-like motion when stimulated by a sound wave. After having designed a microscope to observe these […]