US holds CBD hearing as fans, sellers await legal clarity

CBD products have surged in popularity despite confusion around their legal status . Now U.S. regulators are exploring ways to officially allow the hemp ingredient in food, drinks and dietary supplements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a hearing Friday to collect information about cannabis compounds such as CBD, which is already available in candy, syrups, oils, drinks, skin […]

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Brains of blind people adapt to sharpen sense of hearing, study shows

Research has shown that people who are born blind or become blind early in life often have a more nuanced sense of hearing, especially when it comes to musical abilities and tracking moving objects in space (imagine crossing a busy road using sound alone). For decades scientists have wondered what changes in the brain might underlie these enhanced auditory abilities. […]

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‘I’d go to a family function and not talk to anyone’: the social impact of hearing loss

Alan Edwards can still remember the day he heard clearly for the first time. “It was an overwhelming sense of calm,” Edwards says, remembering sitting on a park bench and laughing as he enjoyed the sounds he’d never heard before. Alan Edwards found himself feeling isolated when his hearing deteriorated. “It was really fascinating and amazing.” Having struggled with genetic, […]

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Hearing Loss Linked to Subjective Cognitive Function Decline

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — For older men, hearing loss is associated with subjective cognitive function (SCF) decline, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Sharon G. Curhan, M.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal study from 2008 to 2016 involving 10,107 men aged 62 […]

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Study tunes into musician concerns with hearing loss

Findings from a Western-led study into the biggest concerns faced by musicians with hearing loss should strike a chord with educators and conductors and result in new ways to lead ensembles, researchers explained. While musical performance would be expected to top their list of concerns, musicians with hearing loss said they struggled most with tuning into the conductor’s instructions during […]

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Strictly legend Arlene Phillips reveals she has a hearing aid

Strictly legend Arlene Phillips bows to the inevitable at 75 and admits ‘It’s mad to let vanity stop you hearing…get a hearing aid’ Arlene Phillips, 75, noticed a problem with her hearing this year in Germany She was working on a new performance of Starlight Express at the time  The Strictly legend was then diagnosed with high frequency hearing loss  […]

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