Otorhinolaryngology
Surgeons carve new ears using 3D printings

Surgeons carve new ears using 3D printings

Washington: Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) have evolved a method to help trainee surgeons carve new ears from a paediatric rib cartilage like material by using 3D-printed moulds. more

3D-printed device saves three babies’ lives in US

3D-printed device saves three babies’ lives in US

Washington (IANS): In a world first, a groundbreaking 3D-printed device has helped three toddlers suffering from a life-threatening condition lead a normal life. more

Scientists restore hearing in noise-deafened mice, pointing way to new therapies for humans

Scientists restore hearing in noise-deafened mice, pointing way to new therapies for humans

Washington: Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key more

Study: Viral Infection in Nose Can Trigger Middle Ear Infection

Study: Viral Infection in Nose Can Trigger Middle Ear Infection

Washington: Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 per cent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral infection in the nose rather than solely by a bacterial more

Researchers develop a new diagnostic test for chronic sinusitis

Researchers develop a new diagnostic test for chronic sinusitis

Washington: Clinical studies conducted at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have completed the clinical development of the first immunologic test for diagnosing chronic rhinosinusitis. more

New bioengineered ears look and act like the real thing

New bioengineered ears look and act like the real thing

Washington: Physicians at Weill Cornell Medical College and biomedical engineers at Cornell University have succeeded in building a facsimile of a living human ear that looks and acts like a natural ear. Researchers believe their bioengineering method will finally succeed in the long quest by scientists and physicians to provide normal looking “new” ears to thousands of children born with a congenital ear deformity. more

Hearing loss accelerates brain function decline in older adults

Hearing loss accelerates brain function decline in older adults

Washington: Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal, according to a new study by hearing experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine. more

Researchers discover gene that causes deafness

Researchers discover gene that causes deafness

Washington: Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre have found a new genetic mutation responsible for deafness and hearing loss associated with Usher syndrome type 1. more

New surgical technique for perforations of the eardrum

New surgical technique for perforations of the eardrum

Ottawa: A new surgical technique for treating perforations of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) in children and adults has been developed at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre, affiliated to the University of Montreal, by Dr Issam Saliba. more

Study breaks new ground in understanding drug-induced deafness

Study breaks new ground in understanding drug-induced deafness

Washington: A study by Peter Steyger, a research scientist with the Oregon Hearing Research Centre at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), gives scientists new insight into why a specific class of antibiotics causes deafness — the same class of antibiotics that caused Steyger’s deafness as a child in England 48 years ago. The study has been published in Scientific Reports. more