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1bn teenagers at risk of hearing loss due to loud music

Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and s

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Mideast hearing issues higher than global average

At least one in 25 people in the Middle East region are affected by some degree of hearing difficulty, said a top official, adding that this figure is higher than the three per cent figure released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Many countries lack capacity to prevent hearing loss

Many of the countries who responded to a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey lack the capacity to prevent and care for hearing loss, according to a report.   WHO estimates that over 5 per cent of the world’s popul

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Diabetes may be linked to hearing loss

Diabetes has already been tied to an increased risk of kidney and cardiovascular troubles, nerve damage and vision loss, and now a Japanese study finds diabetics to be more than twice as likely as those without the disease to have hearing impair

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Sanofi hunts for drugs against hearing loss

French drugmaker Sanofi said on Thursday it was starting a hunt for medicines to treat hearing loss, after signing a two-year research deal with privately held Dutch biotech firm Audion Therapeutics. There are currently no disease-modifyin

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Teens urged to turn down iPods as hearing loss rises

Teenagers are being urged to turn down the volume on their iPods after a US study found hearing problems among youngsters have risen by nearly a third in 15 years. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, co

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