A study to determine if patients with Meniere's disease will have the similar hearing improvements with cochlear implants as CI patients without Meniere's disease.
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New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries.
Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as likely to completely recover from their injury than those who didn't finish high school.
Researchers are planning a clinical trial to test Vagus nerve stimulation.
Following a concussion, young athletes engaging the most in activities requiring concentration and attention (eg, doing homework, text messaging, and playing video games) take the longest time to recover, a new study has found.
Neurologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have studied the role of the vestibular system, which controls balance, in optimizing how we direct our gaze. The results could lead to more effective rehabilitation of patients with vestibular or cerebellar dysfunction.
Two new studies now suggest that the strong magnets in MRI technology could be used to diagnose, treat and study inner ear disorders in the future, replacing more invasive and uncomfortable examinations.
The purpose of this clinical trial is to compare the use of vestibular exercises vs corticosteroid therapy in the recovery of patients with acute vestibular neuritis.
It is not uncommon to take a little time to find your land legs after being on a boat, with the sensation of being off balance or still rocking with the waves lasting for minutes, hours or, at most, a few days. However for some people this feeling lasts for years with debilitating consequences.
by Carolyn Y. Johnson / Globe Staff
A year ago, I wrote about promising work toward developing a drug that could help treat hearing loss. A group of researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary had discovered that an experimental drug originally developed with the intent of treating Alzheimer’s disease could regenerate the delicate hair cells inside ears and restore rudimentary hearing when administered to deaf mice.