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May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Each May, Noisy Planet joins the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), one of our collaborators, in observing Better Hearing and Speech Month. This year’s theme is “Communication at Work.”

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New Way to Grow Hair Cells in the Lab Might Lead to Hearing Loss Treatment

People who have lost their hearing may one day be able to get it back, thanks to recent research that uses a new lab recipe to grow inner ear cells.

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Yikes! Only Eight Percent of U.S. Adults Consistently Use Hearing Protectors at Loud Events

According to a 2018 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only eight percent of US adults say that they regularly wear hearing protectors at loud athletic and entertainment events.

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Noisy Planet Welcomes New NIDCD Director

Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., became the director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, on September 3, 2019.

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NIH Scientists Uncover Clues About How Common Cancer Drug Causes Hearing Loss

Scientists have found new clues to explain how a common chemotherapy drug, cisplatin, causes permanent hearing loss in many adults and children.

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Research Helps Farmers Adopt Healthy Hearing Habits

Working on a farm can be hazardous to your hearing health. One study found that farm workers who received an assortment of earplugs and earmuffs in the mail increased their use of hearing protection.

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