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1st of November 2016

Educators Must Address Diabetes-Related Hearing Loss

In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month in November, Hearing Health Foundation wants to shine light on the link between diabetes and hearing loss. Did you know the NIH has found that hearing loss is twice as common among people with diabetes as among those who don’t have the disease? Learn more in our latest blog post.


21st of September 2016

New Player Identified in Hair Cell Development

Hearing Health Foundation funded research sheds light on cell fate determination in inner ear.


31st of August 2016

HHF’s Field Trip to NIDCD’s New Research Center

This August, HHF’s CEO, Nadine Dehgan, had the pleasure of touring the new research center of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), which is under the umbrella of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Learn more about her field trip in our latest blog.


16th of August 2016

Emerging Research Grants: 2017 Application Period is Now Open

Hearing Health Foundation requests applications to explore new avenues in specified topic areas of hearing and balance science. Only research proposals in the topic areas below will be considered for the 2017 Emerging Research Grants cycle.


11th of August 2016

Noise-Induced Brain Inflammation May Result in Painful Hearing

Recent research funded by HHF found that intense noise exposure significantly altered the expression of six genes in the cochlear nucleus. This suggests that noise-induced inflammation in the parts of the central auditory pathway that also processes sensory information related to pain might, in turn, activate the central pain pathway thus producing ear pain.


21st of July 2016

Introducing HHF’s 2016 Emerging Research Grant Recipients

We are excited to announce the 2016 Emerging Research Grant recipients. Learn more about our 2016 ERG grantees and their research goals in our latest blog post.


22nd of June 2016

Neural sensitivity to binaural cues with bilateral cochlear implants

Many profoundly deaf people wearing cochlear implants (CIs) still face challenges in everyday situations, such as understanding conversations in noise. Even with CIs in both ears, they have difficulty making full use of subtle differences in the sounds reaching the two ears to identify where the sound is coming from. This problem is especially acute at the high stimulation rates used in clinical CI processors.


7th of June 2016

Brain and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Bodies are complex systems, composed of many minute details. The human anatomy serves to remind us of the intricacies of our world. This June for Brain and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, HHF invites you to join us in celebrating one of the most mysterious and fascinating part of the body: the brain.


4th of June 2016

NEWS UPDATE: Report on Hearing Health Care Released

In a much-anticipated National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, they address the areas of hearing healthcare that currently prevent many of the 48 million Americans with hearing loss from seeking treatment, and provide 12 recommendations for improvement.


26th of April 2016

Hearing Aid Use Is Associated with Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-Impaired Elderly

A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing.