The paper's* lead author, Murdoch Children's Research Institute's (MCRI) Dr Valerie Sung, says researchers world-wide can use the databank to answer questions around childhood hearing loss
Chin-Mei Liu, Ph.D., and Charles Tzu-Chi Lee, Ph.D., of the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, studied 16,270 participants (9,286 men; mean age, 65.2 years) newly diagnosed with hearing loss
The study published in the JAMA Network Open last month tried to find a link between hearing loss
and dementia in later years.
is the world's fourth-leading cause of years lived with disability.
"A sensorineural hearing loss
is a hearing loss
that occurs in the inner ear and is usually a result of damage to the hair cells in the inner ear.
Risk factors such as socio-economical, duration of disease and occupational stress influence the characteristic audiologic alteration in the patients of CSOM and also contribute in depression.1,4 Sensonary or auditory modification such as higher bilateral auditory threshold, activation of auditory cortex may explore the sensory modulation for depression associated in conductive and sensoneural hearing loss
in patients of CSOM.5,6 A very interesting study conducted on tinnitus patients with hearing loss
to evaluate the co-morbidities of depression, stress and anxiety, taking depression, anxiety and stress scale (DASS) as tool to determine the correlation of depression, stress and anxiety with hearing loss
in tinnitus patients.
The charity Action on Hearing Loss
has been collating experiences of people with sensory loss in using public services including housing, social services and GP surgeries.
Getting an early screening can prevent hearing loss
, he added.
Action on Hearing Loss
, formerly RNID, has been supporting deaf people and people with hearing loss
and tinnitus since 1911.
He said it is one of the most common conditions affecting elderly people and age-related hearing loss
most often occurs in both ears, affecting them equally if not treated properly.
He explained that citizens suffering from hearing loss
could face psychological and physical problems in some stages of life if not treated.
'Generally, the hearing disability occur in the society due to the trend of inter-family marriages but sound of generators, vehicles and factories are also leading risk factors of hearing loss
', he added.