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Researchers Identify Gene Associated with Age-related Hearing Loss

An international group of researchers, led by Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), and Michael Bowl, PhD, program leader track scientist, Mammalian Genetics Unit, MRC Harwell Institute, UK, have identified the gene that acts as a key regulator for special cells needed in hearing. Ronna Hertzano, [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Researchers Identify Gene Associated with Age-related Hearing Loss

Older construction workers at increased risk for hearing loss

June 12, 2018 Silver Spring, MD — More than half of former construction workers have experienced hearing loss, and certain factors can exacerbate the condition, according to a recent study by the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR). Researchers looked at Building Trades Medical Screening Program data from more than 19,000 workers previously employed at Department of Energy [...]

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hearing|Comments Off on Older construction workers at increased risk for hearing loss

Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia

The majority of us will think nothing of listening to loud music via headphones, or standing in the front row, next to the speakers, at a rock concert. But these habits may lead to subtle hearing loss, which, research now shows, may affect the brain in undesirable ways. Every day of our lives, we face being exposed to loud noises [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hearing|Comments Off on Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia

Yanny vs Laurel: What do you hear compared to others?

Have you heard? Maybe “what do you hear?” is the better question. Everyone is talking about the Yanny vs Laurel controversy. From the same soundbite recording, some people hear the word “Yanny” and some people hear the word “Laurel”. It is a sort of “ambiguity illusion.” Think about those “trick” pictures or optical illusions where you may see an old woman or [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hearing, Hearing Aids|Comments Off on Yanny vs Laurel: What do you hear compared to others?

1st Place Winner of the 11th Annual Sizzle Award for Best Audiologist

I am proud to announce that Franklin Hearing Center was voted First Place for the second year in a row for Best Audiologist in the Sizzle Awards. A huge thanks to all of our wonderful patients that voted for us! We are so blessed to have such wonderful support from you all. From Left to Right: Anna Wells, Suzie Thornton, [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hearing|Comments Off on 1st Place Winner of the 11th Annual Sizzle Award for Best Audiologist