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Rare Gene Variant Associated with Middle Ear Infections – 1.1 days ago

Baylor College of Medicine – HOUSTON - Many parents have heard the night-time cry of “my ear hurts.” For some children, this might happen frequently beginning in…

Quiet that Ringing in the Brain – 3.1 days ago

New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus with fewer side effects.
University of Connecticut - A new drug may treat epilepsy and prevent tinnitus by selectively…

Graphic Novella Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss in Spanish-Speaking Ag Workers – 5.1 days ago

Professor collaborates with industry professionals and students to launch a pilot study.
University of Wyoming – June 2015 - Graphic novels usually conjure up dark…

Skip a Beat? Your Auditory Nerve Cells Will Know It – 1 week ago

A clever experiment reveals how cells that process sound respond to complex stimuli.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - If you stimulate an auditory nerve cell over and over in a…

Say What? How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write – 1.3 weeks ago

Out loud, someone says, “The man is catching a fish.” The same person then takes pen to paper and writes, “The men is catches a fish.”
Although the human…

When it Comes to Hearing, Diet May Trump Noise Exposure – 1.6 weeks ago

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Although the old wives’ tale about carrots being good for your eyesight has been debunked, University of Florida researchers have found a…

Baby Talk: Babies Prefer Listening to their Own Kind – 1.9 weeks ago

Babies’ listening choices, before they babble themselves, offer insight into early language development.
Everyone likes to look at young babies. But who wants to listen?...

Stirling Expert-Led Team to Pioneer Hearing Aid that Can 'See' – Tue, Jul 21st 2015

June 2015 - A next-generation hearing aid which can ‘see’ is to be developed by a University of Stirling Computer Scientist-led multidisciplinary team of researchers and…

FDA Takes Action Against Unapproved Prescription Ear Drop Products – Sun, Jul 19th 2015

Products lack safety, effectiveness and quality.
July 1, 2015.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced its intention to take enforcement action against…

'Make Like a Bat': Study Finds High Frequencies Help Us Find Objects Using Echoes – Fri, Jul 17th 2015

The ability that some people have to use echoes to determine the position of an otherwise silent object, in a similar way to bats and dolphins, requires good high-pitch hearing…

How Does the Brain Respond to Hearing Loss? – Wed, Jul 15th 2015

Researchers exploring the ways in which the human brain responds to hearing loss have identified patterns of brain ‘reorganization’ that may be related to a widely reported link…

Hard to Understand, Harder to Remember – Mon, Jul 13th 2015

In a study, native English speakers had more difficulty recalling words spoken in an unfamiliar Korean accent, suggesting that the effort listeners put into understanding a…

UNSW Researchers Discover How the Brain Balances Hearing Between Our Ears – Sat, Jul 11th 2015

Animal study provides insight into hearing loss and is likely to improve cochlear implants.

Animal study provides insight into hearing loss and is likely to improve cochlear…

All Sounds Made Equal in Melancholy – Thu, Jul 9th 2015

Recent research suggests that individuals with elevated depressive symptoms have difficulty perceiving all categories of speech, rather than displaying a selective bias towards…

Anti-stroke Drug Effective Treatment for Middle-Ear Infections, Researchers Say – Tue, Jul 7th 2015

ATLANTA — An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial…

Experts Map Surgical Approaches for Auditory Brainstem Implantation – Sun, Jul 5th 2015

May 21, 2015 — A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can’t benefit from cochlear implants. A team of US and Japanese…

Bats Use Both Sides of Brain to Listen - Just Like Humans – Thu, Jul 2nd 2015

WASHINGTON - Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and American University have shown that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of their…

NTID's Rosica Hall wins 2015 Design Excellence Award – Tue, Jun 30th 2015

Honor presented June 12 by Rochester chapter of American Institute of Architects.
Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National…

Journal Article Supports Song Lyric Captioning – Sun, Jun 28th 2015

John Stanton, Esq., chair of AG Bell’s Public Affairs Council and 2014 recipient of the organization’s highest honor, the Honors of the Association Award, has just been published…

Experts Discuss Improving Outcomes for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing at Hearing Caucus Luncheon – Fri, Jun 26th 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2015 - The Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus (FCHHC) hosted a Briefing Luncheon on June 11 that examined programs designed to…