Campaigners have accused the NHS of ‘cruel’ rationing over hearing aids, despite 10 million people in the UK suffering from hearing loss. The charity Action on Hearing warns that these cuts could lead to an increase in depression and dementia in hearing loss sufferers.
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A team from the University of Michigan Medical School’s Kresge Hearing Research Institute and Harvard University have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears.
Government Payments to Miners who Suffered Hearing Loss Jumps Fourfold to £3 million in Past Two Years
Government payments to miners who suffered hearing loss as a result of their work has jumped fourfold to £3 million in the past two years, even though the industry was privatised almost 20 years ago.
A firm specialising in foam and feather furnishings has been fined after failing to protect its workforce from excessive noise levels made by production machinery.
Not everyone exposed to high noise levels at work experiences hearing loss as a result. A new study suggests a simple test can predict which workers will be affected.