Semantics director’s scientific research published by Elsevier

Semantics managing director Pierluigi Vullo conducted a research at UCL (University College London) on age related hearing impermanent.

This research has now been published on the Brain Behavior and Immunity Journal: Click Here for full paper.

Identifying modifying risk factors for hearing impairment is necessary, given that this condition is a major cause of disability and is incurable. Chronic elevated inflammation is a hallmark of ageing but the association of inflammation with hearing loss has been very little studied.

In a population of over 4000 English older adults, inflammation measured by C-reactive protein, fibrinogen and white blood cell count were associated with higher risk of hearing impairment.

Systemic inflammation measured by white blood cell count appears to offer some predictive capacity for hearing impairment in older adults.


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